Thyme has been long used to treat a variety of ailments, including influenza and epileptic seizures. Crushed thyme has been placed on bandages in order to prevent infection and accelerate the wound healing. Interestingly, it was also often mixed with lavender and sprinkled onto the floors of churches to eliminate bad odor.
What makes thyme so beneficial are the volatile essential oils it contains, as they possess 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 omega03 fatty acid, in heart, kidney, and brain cell membranes.
Due to the expectorant and bronchial antispasmodic properties it possesses, thyme`s essential oil is beneficial in dealing with the following issues:
– Treats inflammation of the mouth
– Throat infections
– Prevent gingivitis
– Acute and chronic bronchitis
– Sore throats
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.