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June 10, 2017

10 Health Benefits of Thyme | Herbal Remedy for Bronchitis

Basic Characteristics of Thyme


Thyme (Thymus serphylum) is a wild, long time plant that grows on sunny slopes of pastures, meadows, on the slopes of woods. 

It has small green leaves and tiny pink to purple flowers. Flowers and leaves are medicinal part of thyme, which is used in the natural treatment.

The Origin of thyme


This herbaceous plant dates back to the Egyptians and Romans who used thyme as a preservative for grains in warehouses, in order not to spoil.

The healing properties of thyme were used since ancient times to treat cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, digestive problems, rheumatism, insomnia, calming cramps in stomach.

Today, thyme is grown on the soil of South and Central Europe, as well as America and Africa in many varieties.

Tips on Harvesting and Drying Thyme


Due to the large amounts of flavouring substances which are housed in the leaves and flowers, thyme should not disengage from the root, but we have to use the scissors to cut off just above ground part! 

It has small green leaves and tiny pink to purple flowers. Flowers and leaves are medicinal part of thyme, which is used in the natural treatment.

Harvesting thyme is best implemented during midday when the sun is strongest, because then is the largest concentration of aromatic oils.

When drying thyme, it is necessary that the plant lay on a clean paper or a clean cloth in a single layer and during drying, turnover can not be work with fingers, but with a wooden or plastic stick.

Nutritional Composition of Thyme


The biggest part of the nutritional composition of thyme makes:

- 44% carbohydrates
- 25% of pulp
- 13% ash
- 6% protein
- 4% lipid
- O, 6 - 2.5% essential oils

The thyme essential oil contains aromatic and healing substances such as thymol, cineol, pinene, borneol, carvachol.

Among the other substances are present bitter substances, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, salt, and malic acid.


Main Health Benefits of Thyme


Thyme strengthens nerve and relives anxiety, calms the body and affects a good night's sleep


Essential oils from thyme have a number of positive effects on the body:

- Calms the cough, soothe inflammation of the lungs, refines bronchi, used at purulent sinusitis

- A positive effect on the digestive tract and should be used if you have interference with digestion of food and stomach cramps

- Thyme strengthens nerve and relives anxiety, calms the body and affects a good night's sleep

- A positive effect on blood pressure and whole blood circulation

- It promotes sweating

- Used to massage in stadium of rheumatism, gout, muscle tremors and muscle spasm

- In combination with the nettle is used to treat anaemia

- Thyme is a good antiseptic and disinfectant


Healing preparation with thyme


- Tincture of thyme for rheumatism


Glass bottle filled with fresh thyme to half and pour over with strong alcohol to the top of the bottle. 

Shake it, sealed bottle and let stand for 3 weeks in a sunny place. 

Then strain it through cheesecloth and poured content in a new glass jar.

This tincture is used to massage the painful rheumatism-affected areas. This tincture refreshes and relaxes muscles and nerves.

- Tea of thyme


If you suffer from insomnia and irritability, try a tea of thyme.


If you suffer from insomnia and irritability, try a tea of thyme. It is necessary to put a spoon of dried leaves and flowers of thyme in a cup and pour it with boiling water. Strain tea of thyme and it is needed to be drink before bedtime.


- Inhalation of thyme for clogged sinuses


It is necessary to pour one tablespoon thyme (preferably dry) with hot water and inhale over the pot, inhaling the aromatic steam. Inhalation of superheated steam should never be applied in conditions of serous sinusitis and runny nose.

- Natural hair product


In one litter of cold water put 20 g of rosemary, sage and thyme. A mixture of plants allowed to stand for three hours in cold water and then warm up to a temperature of 80 degrees, straining it through clean cheesecloth and pouring into an airtight container. This lotion you use once a day to massage the hair roots. The junction of these three plants destroys germs that infect the scalp, causing flaking.


The basic rule when preparing tea from thyme


- Never cook plant, but just pour hot water.

- Pot with tea of thyme must be immediately hang up because the aromatic substances from thyme quickly evaporate in the open.

- To prepare tea from thyme is required and optimum quantity, and it is 1 tablespoon thyme on cup of water. In the case of placing small amounts or large amounts of thyme, thyme therapeutic qualities will fail.

- Tea of thyme leave to stay for 20 minutes.

- Tea of thyme drinks three times a day.


The use of thyme in the kitchen


Thyme is used as a spice plant because of its strong aromatic flavor that gives the flavor of dishes. Most often it is found in Mediterranean cuisine and mixtures of spices; a mixture of one of these is called Herbs de Provence.

Of the dishes that put thyme, we can mention the grilled meat (lamb, pork, venison, and fish), seafood, pizza, pasta, mushrooms, salads, bread and pastries, hot dishes; it is use for pickling cucumber and olives, to prepare goat cheese, in marinades and so on. 

The story of four thief’s vinegar


Four thieves vinegar is vinegar mixed with various spices and medicinal plants. In the composition of this vinegar enters sage, thyme, lavender, rosemary and garlic.

Today, the four thief’s vinegar sold in Provence (Southern France) as an antiseptic.