Thyme is a powerful antiseptic and a general tonic. Thyme contains B-complex, Vitamins C and D and also contains a lot of iodine, some sodium, silicon and sulphur. Thyme is part of the mint family and is a perennial herb. It is available year round and has been used for its culinary, aromatic and medicinal properties.
It is used in cases of anemia, intestinal problems and bronchial conditions. It is also used as an antiseptic for tooth decay. It destroys fungal infections in athlete's foot. It also works on skin parasites such as lice and crabs. Has been used for flu, cough, and breathing problems (bronchospasm and bronchitis). Thyme is used in natural medicine to relieve respiratory problems like coughing, bronchitis and congestion in the chest. Also, it helps treat arthritis, diarrhea and stomach pain.
Thyme oil may lead to dizziness, vomiting and sometimes shortness of breath. Thyme, when used for cooking, has no known side effects. If you experience an allergic reaction to Thyme, seek medical attention.
Leaves, volatile oil, flowers
Cooking, relieves respiratory problems and boosts immunity, lowers cholesterol
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