Thrumbi, a species of Savory is one of the herbs used since antiquity for its aromatic, cosmetic and especially therapeutic properties. It is a close relative of thyme, resulting in similar properties, some of which are stronger in thrumbi. Moreover, this herb is rare and difficult to cultivate with success.
As we mention, besides its aromatic properties it has many therapeutic actions. It is a good appetizer with a beneficial effect on the digestive system, relieving nervous dyspepsia and gastric atony. It is ideal for treating stomach and intestine colics, as well as spasms. It is good for relieving diarrhea, nausea, in cases of severe heartburn, while protecting the kidneys.
Spiritually, satureja thymbra stimulates brain function and the body while effectively fighting insomnia. It is considered a natural aphrodisiac and good at fighting sexual atony while relieving nervousness and stress.
As a natural sedative and analgesic, this herb relieves pains of rheumatism and arthritis. While combined with its antiseptic properties, it can be used in wounds, scratches and insect bites for immediate relief and rapid healing.
With regard to the respiratory system, savory is beneficial in asthma attacks while relieving dry and productive cough and is complementary to bronchitis as it is an excellent expectorant.
Some individual properties of satureja thymbra are its beneficial effect on gouty arthritis and the toxin excretion. It is also thought to treat tinnitus and to improve hearing. It is used to treat drowsiness, toothache and sore throat.
The side effects of excessive use of the thrumbi are similar to thyme, as, as mentioned above, they are close relatives. This practically means that it should not be used by hypotensive, not consumed during pregnancy and generally not excessive consumption because it can cause from nausea and vomiting, to very serious side effects.
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