The mint family is proud to present one of its most powerful members- the thyme. Thyme comes from the Mediterranean areas and is also known to as thymus vulgari.
This herb is so powerful that it can kill off any harmful bacteria, inflammatory triggers and irritations. It is mostly used on the skin, bathing products and cooking.
However, you need to keep in mind that certain chemo types like thymus vulgaris ct. thymol, thymus vulgaris ct. thujanol, and thymus vulgaris c.t carvacrol, are only labeled as aromatherapy herbs. Thyme oil needs to always be used with with precaution and in moderation.
The Most Powerful Herb That Fights Off Strep, Herpes, Yeast And Flu Infection
Due to thyme’s ability to offer lots of bactericidal, antiviral, antibiotic, fungicidal, antispasmodic, diuretic, antiseptic, and expectorant properties, the cold and flu season will look like a joke.
In addition, this herb can stimulate the production of white blood cells and strengthens the immunity in the meantime. Thyme is an excellent cleanser and helps you eliminate any contaminants and chemicals trapped inside the body. It is very aromatic; thus, the name- thyme originates from the Greek word ‘thymos’– ‘to perfume’.
Thyme Health Benefits
Thyme offers many health benefits that can keep you fit at all times. It can easily treat respiratory infections, colds, flues, asthma, sore throats, coughs, whooping coughs, catarrh, bronchitis, and laryngitis.
The best way to use thyme is through inhalation- this helps mostly with all throat, nose, and chest problems. In case you are struggling with gingivitis, thrushes, and other mouth or gum infections, use thyme in gargle/mouthwash or toothpaste.
According to many experts, even 1% solution can get the job done. One study confirmed that thyme oil, along with other essential oils, can act as an expectorant and help you deal with dry coughs by encouraging mucous.
Thyme can also be helpful on the mind. It can provide healthy properties that deal with depression, chronic fatigue, and insomnia. In addition, it can improve the circulation, increase blood pressure and ameliorate the memory and sensible capacity.
The thyme essential oil has been used for disinfecting hands before surgery as well.
One French study acknowledged that thyme can kill off 90% of microorganisms in just 3 hours. In fact, it can clean up space that has been affected by staphylococcus, proteus, cryptococcal, and streptococcus.
Other Thyme Uses
- Deals with urinary tract and bladder infections, and works as a diuretic
- Treats vaginitis and candida albicans
- Treats nail fungus
- Useful as a hand sanitizer
- Lowers rheumatic pain, sports injuries, muscle pains and discomforts, sciatica, sprains, gout, and arthritis.
- Relieves insect bites and skin irritation
- Helps in treating athlete’s foot
- Gets rid of acne or warts
- Used as a hair tonic
- Stabilizes irregular periods
- Eradicates parasites
- Helps skin injuries to heal faster
- Raises the omega-3 fat DHA material in the kidneys, brain, and heart cell membranes
You can prepare yourselves a massage cream from cedarwood, lavender and rosemary, together with jojoba and grapeseed carrier oils. This mix can help you treat alopecia areata, so make sure to massage onto scalp every day for few months. If you are dealing with irritations, mix grapefruit, bergamot, lavender, pine, lemon, and rosemary.