Thyme

Thyme herb is packed with numerous health benefiting phyto-nutrients (plant derived compounds), minerals and vitamins that are essential for wellness. One of the popular among culinary herb plants, thyme originally is native to southern Europe and Mediterranean regions.

 

Health Benefits of Thyme:

  • Helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.
  • Maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is also essential for vision.
  • Helps protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Inhalation therapy is useful for those who suffer from chronic sinus infections.
  • Thyme can enhance appetite and digestion while stimulating the liver.
  • The herb has anti-fungal properties.

 

Nutrients of Thyme:

Its leaves are one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium. Also rich in vitamins such as B-complex vitamins, beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin C and folic acid.

 

Dosage on using Thyme:

The recommended dosage of the infusion prepared with thyme is 200 ml or 8 fl. oz taken twice daily. If you are using a tincture prepared with thyme, the normal dosage is 2 ml or 40 drops taken thrice daily. Thyme can also be taken as syrup and this may be taken in combination with licorice and ingested for treating coughs and tender throats. You may take 10 ml or two teaspoons of the syrup thrice daily.

 

Potential Side Effects of Thyme:
Thyme may be too strong for many people externally, so caution is advised. Some people have demonstrated sensitivity to the essential oil, so patch tests are appropriate. Thyme is often recommended by herbalists for the aid of children, however it should not be given to children unless as prescribed by a professional.

 

For more information about Thyme herb, visit link below:

Thyme Herb at WebMD
Thyme Herb at WHFoods
Thyme Herb at Nutrition and You
Thyme Herb at The Herbal Resource
Thyme Herb at Herbal Treatment Remedies