For many years, thyme was used in the treatment of numerous health issues, such as epileptic seizures and influenza. People used it to prevent an infection and accelerate the wound healing by placing crushed thyme on bandages. An interesting fact is that thyme was used in a combination with lavender and was sprinkled onto the floors of churches in order to eliminate bad odor.
This evergreen herb is so powerful due to the volatile essential oils it contains which possess anti-viral, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-parasitic and anti-rheumatic properties.
Thyme is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium, iron and calcium, all of which contribute to blood pressure regulation, proper red blood cell formation and distribution of antioxidants in the body. It’s rich in high in B-complex vitamins, vitamin A, C and folic acid. Thyme contains a variety of important bioflavonoids and volatile oils, including thymol. Thymol is a crucial oil that has intense cancer prevention agent properties.
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, you need to put the dried thyme into the brewing container. For 1 cup of water you should use 1 teaspoon of dried thyme, but if you are using fresh thyme you can add more. Then, pour some boiling water over them, cover, and steep for 5 minutes. At the end do not forget to strain the liquid. Your tea is ready. Enjoy!