The healing properties of this herb cannot be overemphasized.
Thyme has antiseptic, antispasmodic, antibiotic, antiviral, fungicidal, bactericidal and expectorant properties which make it able to kill germs, boost immunity, help the body flush out toxins, improve resistance to alien organisms and contribute to the formation of white blood cells.
Its name comes from the Greek word “thymos”, which means “perfume”, it is not surprising that its aroma is so powerful and insightful.
Health benefits of thyme
Treatment of respiratory infections is one of the most common uses of thyme. Being effective pulmonary disinfectant, it is useful for sore throat, asthma, cough, whooping cough, bronchitis, laryngitis, infections of the chest, throat and nose.
Inhale the oil of thyme for the treatment of infections such as infections of the chest or nose, and use it to rinse the mouth and to treat infections of the mouth and gums.
After one German study, most researchers now believe that the secret of cough medicines is the local action of essential oils on the respiratory tract.
Other data indicate that essential oils act as expectorants and to increase mucus secretions to relieve dry cough.
It is recommended to inhale a small amount, because too much delivers the opposite effect.
Thyme is also used to treat physical and psychological weakness, for example, to restore strength after an illness. It is effective against depression, chronic fatigue and poor concentration.
Thyme also improves circulation, enhances memory, balances the mind and body and increases too low blood pressure.
Being a powerful antibacterial and antiseptic essential oil of thyme is widely used in solutions for disinfecting hands before surgery. It can destroy Staphylococcus at a dilution of 1,000 times. According to a study conducted in France, is one of the few essential oils that kill 90% of bacteria within three hours when used in an evaporator.
It is an ingredient, natural disinfectant for hands
Kills nail fungus
It is used to treat candidiasis and vaginitis
For the treatment of athlete’s foot apply oil on the affected area, protecting it with a fat cream
It helps to treat infections of the urinary tract and bladder, as it acts as a mild diuretic
Use a diluted oil or chopped herbs for the treatment of insect bites
Add thyme to a hot compress to ease muscle pain and gout, arthritis, sciatica, sports injuries and rheumatic pain.
Use it as a tonic for the hair or washing the face to treat acne and warts
Use it in the bath to stimulate the weak menstruation and during periods of their absence
Use 1% solution as antibacterial agents
It has been shown that thymol, a compound found in the air of thyme stimulates blood flow to the skin and promotes healing
Thymol increases the amount of healthy fats in cell membranes
Thyme repels insects
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