Thyme, which is a herb of the genus Thymus, is native to the Mediterranean. It has become all the rage over the past few decades, due to its culinary, medicinal, and even ornamental uses. Long time ago, people were not aware of its full potential and mostly used it to treat ailments like influenza, epileptic seizure, and respiratory conditions. The first medicinal use dates back to 450 BC, when Hippocrates, the “the father of Western medicine,” recommended thyme for respiratory diseases. Thyme was gathered in the countryside and even widely grown in gardens.
Crushed thyme has been placed on bandages in order to prevent infection and accelerate the healing process of wounds, and when mixed with lavender and sprinkled onto the floors of churches it helped eliminate bad odor.
Now, researchers are familiar with the benefits of its volatile essential oils, which have been found to exhibit powerful antiseptic, antifungal, anti-viral, anti-rheumatic, and anti-parasitic properties.
If used regularly, thyme can help reduce the viral load in the body, which in turn makes it useful in dealing with fibromyalgia, Hashimoto`s, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, vertigo, tinnitus, and thyroiditis.
In addition to this, thyme is abundant in vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of calcium, iron, and potassium, all of which promote blood pressure regulation, distribution of antioxidants in the body, and proper red blood cell formation. It is packed with vitamin A, C, folic acid, and B-complex vitamins as well. It also contains important bioflavonoids and volatile oils, including thymol. Thymol is an essential oil which acts as potent antioxidant agent.
On the top of that, thyme possesses cancer preventive properties as well, containing terpenoids like ursolic and rosmarinic acids. It has been scientifically shown that regular consumption of thyme increases the amount of DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, in heart, kidney, and brain cell membranes. It works as great preventative measure and treatment against various cancers, particularly colon and breast cancer. It was scientifically shown to induce cell death in breast cancer cells.
- Treats inflammation of the mouth
- Treats throat infections
- Prevents gingivitis
- Alleviates coughs ( due to its antispasmodic properties)
- Treats laryngitis
- Relieves the symptoms of asthma
- Treats acute and chronic bronchitis
- Relieves sore throats
- Lowers high blood pressure
- Relieves symptoms of arthritis ( pain and inflammation)
- Treats stomach ache
- Treats bedwetting in children
- Treats yeast infection
- Treats skin issues like eczema, acne, and lesions
- It protect from foodborne bacterial infections, such as of Escherichia, Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, and Pseudomonas bacteria
- It increases urination due to its diuretic properties
Drink Thyme Tea Every Morning to Help Cure Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Multiple Sclerosis
Thyme Tea Recipe
– Thyme (dried or fresh)
– A covered container for brewing & straining
First, put some herbs into the brewing container. Use a teaspoon of dried herbs per cup of water or more herbs if you use fresh ones. Pour some boiling water over them, cover, and steep for about five minutes. Finally, strain the liquid and serve.