Thyme has been used for treating a number of ailments, from epileptic seizures to flu, and it has been known for centuries.
People used to mix lavender and thyme in equal amounts during the middle ages and they sprinkled it on the floors of the churches so as to eliminate unwanted odors. Additionally, it has also been used for preventing infections, and healing wounds. They crashed it and applied it on the affected area.
Its volatile essential oils are rich in anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, anti-rheumatic and antiviral properties.
Using this tea on a regular basis reduces the viral load in the body, therefore it is great in case of rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, vertigo, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, tinnitus, and lupus. Drinking thyme tea every morning is all you need to do.
Thyme is rich in minerals and vitamins such as potassium, iron, and calcium, and all are beneficial for regulation of blood pressure, antioxidants distribution and formation of red blood cells. Additionally, it is abundant in vitamins A and C, B-complex vitamins and folic acid.
Furthermore, it contains volatile oils and bioflavonoids, including thymol, which is an essential oil with powerful antioxidant properties.
To add, it is high in terpenoids like ursolic and rosmarinic acid, so it has potent cancer preventive properties. According to studies, regular consumption of thyme tea increases the DHA amount in the heart, brain and kidney cell membranes.
Thyme’s essential oils have potent bronchial antispasmodic and expectorant properties, so they are perfect for treating and preventing:
- Throat infections
- Sore throats
- Chronic and acute bronchitis
- Mouth inflammation