Thyme has been a well-known medicinal solution for hundreds of years now, and this healthy herb has been commonly used in the treatment of various diseases, from flu to epileptic seizures.
This valuable plant is also used as a spice and as a preservative, because it has a strong antiseptic effect.
It is not surprising that thyme is a favorite in traditional medicine and is highly regarded as a plant from which you can make honey.
The ancient Egyptians used thyme to wash the dead bodies and to embalm their mummies.
In the middle ages, people used to mix thyme and lavender in equal quantities and sprinkled this mixture on the floors of churches to eliminate any bad smells.
Furthermore, thyme has also been the common cure for preventing infections and treating wounds, being applied crushed on the affected areas.
The volatile essential oils found in thyme contain many anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, anti-rheumatic, antiviral, and antiseptic properties.
The regular use of thyme will lower the viral load in the body, so it is an excellent natural remedy in the case of chronic fatigue syndrome, tinnitus lupus, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, vertigo, rheumatoid arthritis, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
What you should do in order to treat these diseases is to have a cup of thyme tea in the morning.
Experts say that the tea of thyme should never be cooked in an open container, because this plant contains volatile medicinal ingredients which are lost with cooking in an open pot.
This plant is a very rich source of important vitamins and essential minerals, such as calcium, potassium and iron, which are all very beneficial for the proper formation of red blood cells, regulating the blood pressure, and the distribution of antioxidants in the human body.
Thyme is also a rich source of B-complex vitamins folic acid, vitamin C, and A.
Just two teaspoons of thyme provide 20 percent of the daily needs for iron and it is also an excellent source of manganese a mineral that improves the brain function, maintains healthy bones and skin, and promotes the formation of the cartilage.
Thyme also has various volatile oils and bioflavonoids in its content, including thymol, an essential oil with powerful antioxidant properties.
Moreover, this herb has potent anti-cancerous properties, which are due to the high amount of terpenoids such as ursolic and rosmarinic acids.
Research studies have proven that the regular use of thyme can increase the amount of DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid) in the cell membranes of the brain, heart and the kidneys.
The essential oils found in thyme have powerful bronchial and expectorant antispasmodic properties which is why they are an excellent solution in the prevention and treatment of the following conditions:
• throat infections
• chronic and acute bronchitis
• sore throat
• mouth inflammations
Thyme is one herb that has no harmful, toxic ingredients, so you can drink it with no time limit, and in unlimited quantities.
Having this in mind, you now have several good reasons why you need to include thyme tea in your diet.