Thyme is one of the most popular members of the mint family. Its original name is Thymus Vulgari and the herb is native to the Mediterranean. Thyme is commonly added to meals and skin products and offers numerous health benefits due to the unique nutritional profile it has. For centuries, the herb has been used against colds, the flu, herpes and Candida infections as well as for other health problems.
Thyme has antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-spasmodic, expectorant, and diuretic properties and can easily detoxify your body of chemicals and toxins. It has a unique scent which can fill a room and clean the air in it quickly when burned.
Thyme can also be used:
- against coughs
- sore throat
laryngitis and oral problems such as thrush, gingivitis and gum disease. You can also use thyme to treat insomnia and improve your mood.
And that’s not where the health benefits of this powerful herb stop. Thyme can be used against minor injuries, nail fungus, candida infections, vaginitis, bladder and urinary tract diseases, skin problems such as warts and moles, parasitic infections, Athlete’s foot, insect bites and stings and as a powerful hair tonic. The best way to use the herb is to prepare a tea from it and drink a few cups every day or use it to prepare a compress.