Thyme has been used for centuries in the treatment of numerous ailments including epileptic seizures, infections and influenza. Even Hippocrates used this herb for respiratory diseases due to its anti-fungal, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-parasitic and anti-viral properties.

The regular intake of thyme reduces the viral load in the body which is necessary for fighting chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, Hashimoto’s, tinnitus, multiple sclerosis and vertigo.

It is filled with minerals and vitamins, including iron, potassium, calcium copper, manganese, carvacrol, phosphorus and pyridoxine. They help in the distribution of antioxidants in the body, blood tension regulation and formation of red blood cells.

Thyme is also rich in folic acid, vitamin C, A and B-complex. Its main active compound is thymol – an essential oil with highly powerful antioxidant properties.

Therefore this herb is also viewed as a potent anti-cancer agent. Its regular consumption increases the amount of DHA in the kidneys, brain and heart cell membranes.

Thyme is extremely useful in the treatment and prevention of the following medical conditions:

• Laryngitis
• Indigestion
• Respiratory issues
• Asthma
• Sore throats
• Insomnia
• Muscle strain
• Acute and chronic bronchitis
• Gingivitis
• Coughs
• Constipation
• Dementia
• Inflammations in the mouth
• Throat infections
• High blood pressure
• Bedwetting in children
• Stomachache
• Yeast infections
• Lesions, eczema, acne and other skin problems

It also increases urination because it has diuretic properties, relieves menstrual cramps and promotes cognitive function.

Thyme tea recipe

Put 1 tablespoon of dried thyme tea in a brewing container. Pour it with hot water, cover and infuse for five minutes. Then, strain the tea and serve.

Before you start consuming this drink, beware of its potential side effects which include:

• Allergies
• Nausea
• Heart issues
• Miscarriage in early pregnancy