Use This Herb for Improving Your Overall Physical and Mental Health
Thyme is a traditional Mediterranean culinary herb, which is used for enhancing the taste of your meals, as well as for improving your mental and physical health.
Many studies confirmed its powerful antibacterial, antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic, diuretic, antispasmodic and expectorant properties. Because of that, it is used as a natural effective remedy during cold and flu season.
It successfully kills microbes but also eliminates the toxins from the body. By supporting the formation of white blood cells and increasing the resistance to invading organisms it helps in boosting the immune system.
Health Benefits of this Powerful Herb Thyme
Benefits of the thyme are proven in:
– Treating respiratory infections,
– Coughs (whooping cough)
How to use:
a) For healing nose, throat and chest infections you can inhale it.
b) For mouth and gum infections (such as gingivitis, thrush), use in mouthwash/gargle or toothpaste
The effectiveness of essential oils is shown in many studies, where thyme is used as expectorants. It has the ability to increase mucus secretions and relieve dry coughs. Inhalation showed special effectiveness in treating chronic infections, but you should be careful and use it in small amounts because if it is too strong it can have the opposite effect.
Many people use thyme for treating chronic fatigue, depression, and insomnia. Additionally, it can increase memory, stimulate circulation, and regulate blood pressure. Thyme is perfect for strengthening both, body and mind.
Due to the potent antibacterial properties, thyme essential oil has been used in soapy solutions for disinfecting hands before surgery. According to a French study, the thyme can destroy 90% of microbes within 3 hours, when used in a vaporizer.
Some Additional Uses of Thyme:
– Treats Candida and vaginitis
– Treats bladder infections and urinary tract.
– Kills parasites
– Kills nail fungus
– Used as an ingredient in natural hand sanitizers
– Hot compress relieve arthritis, rheumatic pain, gout, muscular aches and pains, sports injuries, sprains, and sciatica
– Used as first aid on insect bites and stings (crushed fresh herb or diluted oil)
– Apply the oil neat, or undiluted thyme oil, to treat athlete’s foot, but make sure to protect your skin with some fatty cream
– Fresh produce can be washed by using a 1% solution
– Use thyme in a bath or massage to stimulate menstruation for weak or missing periods,
– Wash your face for treating acne or warts or as a hair tonic
Because of the containment of Thymol in the Thyme essential oil, it has the ability to increase blood flow to the skin, which helps in accelerating healing. Additionally, it protects and increases the percentage of healthy fats in cell membranes.
Dietary consumption of thyme can increase the amount of DHA in kidney, heart, and brain cell membranes.
It can be used with lavender, cedarwood, and rosemary in a mixture of grapeseed and jojoba carrier oils to treat alopecia areata. This mixture should be massaged into the scalp daily for a few months.
As thyme may cause irritation, it is recommended to mix it with lavender, lemon, pine, grapefruit, rosemary, and bergamot.
Contraindications and Considerations for Use
– The thyme essential oil also stimulates the thyroid gland and lymphatic system and cause sensitization to the immune system.
– The pregnant women, people with high blood pressure, cancer, epilepsy, liver damage or other serious health conditions are recommended to avoid the thyme essential oil.
– Before using it make sure to consult your doctor first!
– By massaging the oil into the soles of your feet, you can obtain the benefits of thyme essential oil.