Thyme is one of the most popular member of the mint family. It’s native to the Mediterranean, and people there know it by the name vulgari.
The name is derived for the Greek word for “perfume” – thymos.
Thyme has the capacity to destroy bacteria, reduce inflammation and soothe irritation. It’s commonly added to skin care products, and chefs love to add a spring of thyme to their delicacies.
Thymus vulgaris ct. thymol thymus vulgaris ct. thujanol, and thymus vulgaris ct. carvacrol are considered as sromatherapy herbs. Thyme oils need to be used with caution, and only a small amount of the oil will do the trick.
Thyme destroys strep, herpes, candida and flu virus
The aromatic herb offers a wide range of bactericidal, antiviral, antibiotic, fungicidal, antispasmodic, diuretic, antiseptic, and expectorant properties. It’s definitely the thing you need in flu season.
Thyme improves the formation of white blood cells, and boosts metabolism. It’s an amazing cleanser, and finds great application in detox treatments.
Compounds in thyme relieve respiratory infections, cold, flu, asthma, sore throat, cough, catarrh, bronchitis, and laryngitis.
Inhaling its vapors is the best way to use it when it comes to treating throat, nose, and lung issues. Use thyme mouthwash or toothpaste to deal with oral infections, gingivitis, thrushes, etc.
Experts believe that even the mildest solution offers great effect. According to a recent study, thyme oil is an excellent expectorant which makes it excellent in the treatment of dry cough.
Use thyme to handle depression, chronic fatigue, insomnia. It stimulates circulation, normalizes blood pressure, and improves memory and cognitive skills.
Surgeons use thyme essential oil to disinfect their hands prior surgery.
Another French study found that thyme destroys 90% of microbes within 3 hours, and kill any staphylococcus, proteus, cryptococcal, and streptococcus.
- Strong diuretic
- Relieves urinary/bladder infections
- Treats symptoms of vaginitis and candida
- Treats nail fungus
- Strong hand sanitizer
- Relieves rheumatic pain, sports injuries, muscle pain, sciatica, sprains, gout, and arthritis
- Heals skin irritation and insect bites
- Treats Athlete’s foot
- Removes acne and warts
- Amazing hair tonic
- Regulates menstrual cycle
- Destroys parasites
- Heals skin injuries
- Boosts omega-3 fatty acid DHA content in brain, kidneys, and heart
Combine cedarwood, lavender, and rosemary essential oil. Add in carrier oils like jojoba or grape seed oil. Use the oily remedy to treat alopecia areata. Massage it onto the scalp every day for a few months.
Combine grapefruit, bergamot, lavender, lemon, and rosemary essential oil to soothe irritations.