Herbs do not only add flavor to various dishes, but they also offer numerous health benefits.
In addition, they help reverse the nutritional deficiencies and restore the right function of your body. What’s more, they could also nourish each part of your body with their high mineral and vitamin content. This means that your body requires some essential dietary nutrients to function optimally and herbs help provide you with most of these essential nutrients for good health.
Thyme is one of those herbs that could nourish each part of your body and enhance your overall health and well-being.
Healing Properties of Thyme
Thyme is a fantastic herb that has long been used in the treatment of skin conditions, parasitic worm infections, colic, sore throat, whooping cough, bronchitis, and more.
This herb can also help in the treatment of a wide array of stomach problems, such as diarrhea, gastritis (stomach pain), upset stomach, and more. Thyme could also be used to control bedwetting and fight dyspraxia, i.e., a movement disorder in children.
Furthermore, this herb can also be applied topically to fight swollen tonsils, hoarseness, bad breath, and sore mouth. The potent antifungal and antibacterial properties of the herb can also fight ear pain, oral infections, and baldness.
Here Are Other Healing Properties of the Herb:
- Improves mood
- Helps prevent tooth decay
- Strengthens the immune system
- Relieves cough
- Helps regulate blood pressure
- Prevents or fights acne
- Boosts appetite
- Stimulates urine flow
- Helps prevent or fight colon and breast cancer
Moreover, the high amount of ursolic acid found in thyme helps reduce diet-induced obesity, enhance glucose intolerance, elevate skeletal muscle mass and brown fat, and fight fatty liver disease.
This herb also possesses rosmarinic acid, i.e., an anti-inflammatory compound that helps alleviate the symptoms of arthritis and many other serious diseases, including lupus.
Also, the regular consumption of thyme tea helps fight tinnitus, vertigo, chronic fatigue syndrome, hashimoto’s thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis.
How to Prepare Thyme Tea by Using Dried or Fresh Thyme:
In case you experience chronic inflammation or suffer from any inflammatory condition, consume a cup of thyme tea before your breakfast on a daily basis.
- A mug and teapot
- Boiled water
- A handful of fresh or dried thyme
Start by measuring out a tsp. of thyme per cup of water you will be using and then add the water heated between 208 and 212°F.
Next, cover it and let it steep for at least 5 minutes.
Finally, remove the tea strainer.
- Wardwell, Joyce. ”The Herbal Home Remedy Book”;
- Fitzgerald, Maggie. ˮHealing Herbsˮ;