Latin name: Thymus Vulgaris
Health Benefits of Thyme
Our thyme is not the same thyme you will find in the spice racks at your local grocery store. Ours is much stronger and more fresh.
Thyme is a natural antiseptic loaded with antioxidant flavenoids. It is one of the best herbs for upper respiratory conditions. Thyme is also thought to stimulate the thymus gland, which regulates the immune system. Uses include:
- As a natural expectorant, thyme helps decrease the thickness and increase production of phlegm, helping to purge it from the body.
- Excellent remedy for whooping cough and emphysema.
- Contains thymol which is a natural antiseptic and anti-fungal. This makes thyme useful for cleansing the mouth of germs (Listerine contains thymol), as well as cleansing minor wounds and preventing infection.
- Useful for detroying mildew and other bacteria on surfaces (make a strong tea and use in a spray bottle).
- Promotes digestion and relieves gas and bloating.
- Thyme is a natural antispasmatic, so it eases stomach and menstrual cramps.
- Helps ease constipation or diarrhea.
- Good for the bloodstream and blood pressure, due to high potassium content.
- Antioxidants help prevent heart disease and possibly even some forms of cancer.
- Eases sore throat.
- As a natural diuretic, helps shed excess fluid and some sodium and toxins.
- Excellent remedy for gout.
- Kills intestinal worms.
- Has a soothing, sedative action on nerves.
- Pain reliever for headaches when combined with Fenugreek Seed Powder.
Nutritional Benefits of Thyme
- One of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium.
- High in B-complex vitamins, especially B6, Vitamins K, C, and E, and high in folic acid.
- Contains a fair amount of fiber.
How to Use Thyme
- Use as a tea for disinfecting wounds and surfaces, and also as a gargle for sore throat and even bronchitis.
- Use in foods to add flavor and boost the nutrition.
- Use in tea and tincture combinations.