Thyme – Thymus Vulgaris
Thyme is a herb favorite in Greece and the Mediterranean, one of the herbs that their pharmaceutical properties are valuable to the human body and its healthy functioning.
As a natural antiseptic and antibiotic, is very useful for the treatment of common cold and flu, treating runny nose and cough. The antiseptic properties of thyme are also beneficial for the respiratory system protection. In combination with the spasmolytic and expectorant properties that characterize the herb thyme, make it ideal for treating sore throats, tonsillitis, bronchitis and many respiratory problems such as asthma and shortness of breath. Chronic respiratory problems and infections can be treated successfully with the use of thyme.
Further to the many therapeutic properties that characterize the thyme, the heating properties of its essential oil, help fight poor circulation in the hands and legs. Its use in cooking and the infusion of thyme protect against thrombosis and strengthens the heart while in the mean time helps to treat poor blood circulation. Its use is ideal for individuals suffering from hypotension, low pressure and anemia.
Thyme has also very good analgesic properties. Effectively treats headaches and migraines, as well as bone pains and muscle aches. People who suffer from arthritis or rheumatism will discover that massage oil containing essential oil of thyme, relieves directly and effectively from the pain. The analgesic properties relieve period pains, as thyme is an emmenagogue.
Spiritually thyme is ideal for use in aromatherapy or for relaxing massage. Its offer, especially psychologically is significant. Thyme, treats anxiety and emotional stress. It works in the body as a tranquilizer and fights headache and migraine caused by emotional stress or mental fatigue. It is considered very good memory, nervous system and self-confidence stimulant, and provides mental clarity. The use of it is necessary when there are concentration problems, general feeling of sluggishness or exhaustion and pessimism as well as in times of depression and nervous exhaustion. It works perfectly as a sedative, a stimulant and it elevates mood.
The properties of thyme, almost limitless, find use even in cases of wounds and skin conditions. It is a natural disinfectant, antiseptic and bactericide. Contributes effectively in healing wounds that do not close and disinfect wounds at risk of infection. Thyme is valuable in the treatment of infections of the oral cavity, cleaning the teeth very effectively. Persons suffering from stomatitis, gingivitis or periodontitis will see significant improvement. The particular herb, heals burns, almost all forms of herpes, fungal infections and scabies. Its use is believed to help in the disappearance of moles and it is also a natural insecticide.
People who suffer from digestive disorders also should add thyme in their daily diet. Thyme is a natural diuretic, protecting and stimulating the urinary system while treats fluid retention. Relieves digestion problems and symptoms of gastritis. It’s natural digestive by addressing indigestion and bloating. It is considered as a very good appetizer helping the overall treatment of anorexia. Finally, it is a natural antiseptic of the urinary, genital and digestive system with anthelmintic activity.
Caution is advised in the use of the essential oil, as it can cause irritation to the skin and burn, because of its strong heating properties. The use by persons with high blood pressure and individuals suffering from hypertension is prohibitive, so it is for pregnant women, as it is used as an emmenagogue. Finally, the use of excessive doses can cause vomiting and diarrhea, so consumption for therapeutic purposes should always be done with supervision from a doctor.
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