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Overview

Benefits of Thyme And Its Side Effects

Thyme is very well known for its plethora of medicinal benefits. The leaves, flowers and oil of thyme have been used to treat various diseases and ailments. Thyme contains antiseptic and antiseptic properties which make it a very effective remedy against colds and coughs and other respiratory diseases. Thyme also possesses antibacterial properties, and is often used in face washes and anti-acne creams. Thyme contains an extract that can help lower blood pressure. Thyme is also rich in Vitamin K, iron and calcium, which is essential for maintaining healthy bones.

Benefits of Thyme And Its Side Effects

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Thyme
Nutritional Value of Thyme
Health Benefits of Thyme
Helps improve eyesight
Treats colds, coughs and sore throat
Treats acne
Promotes hair growth
Helps treat respiratory disorders
Keeps bones healthy
Helps prevent cardiovascular diseases
Helps control blood pressure
Treats muscle cramps
Has excellent anti-bacterial properties
Treats anemia
Uses of Thyme
Side-Effects & Allergies of Thyme
Cultivation of Thyme

Thyme

Thyme is an aromatic perennial evergreen herb, which belongs to the genus Thymus of the mint family, and it produces small white, lilac or pink flowers. There are over 350 species of thyme, which is mainly due to the fact that they hybridize very easily. Thyme can be either low-growing or busy, and the colors of their leaves can vary from pale green shades to shades of deeper green and olive, as well as bronze, or even silver.

Nutritional Value of Thyme

Thyme is a herb rich in phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals which are essential for overall growth and wellness of the body. Thyme contains thymol, a very important essential oil that has anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. Thyme also contains phenolic antioxidants like zeaxanthin, lutein, apigenin, naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin. Thyme leaves are rich in potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, selenium and magnesium – all of which are essential for normal body functions. Thyme is also a good source of vitamins, especially B-complex vitamins, and vitamin-K, vitamin-C, and folic acid.

Health Benefits of Thyme

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Thyme
Health Benefits of Thyme

Helps improve eyesight

Thyme is rich in Vitamin A, which is a fat-soluble vitamin and an antioxidant. It is essential for promoting and maintaining a healthy mucus membranes and skin. Thus, thyme helps promote better vision.

Treats colds, coughs and sore throat

Thyme has antiseptic and antibiotic properties, making it a great remedy for colds and coughs. Thyme is also used in the treatment of bronchitis. Thyme oil is one of the strongest natural antimicrobials, which is why it is used extensively in the treatment of sore throats. Its carvacrol content is a major reason why it’s one of the top essential oils for sore throat relief.

Treats acne

Thyme has excellent antibacterial properties, which is why it is very effective in fighting off acne-causing bacteria. Thyme helps in maintaining skin health by eliminating the bacteria that is responsible for causing various skin problems. Thyme essential oil can be diluted with water and used as a toner to tighten mature skin.

Promotes hair growth

Delivery of nutrients to the hair follicles is vital for hair growth. Thyme helps with hair growth by improving blood circulation to the scalp. Applying thyme essential oil, or a mixture containing thyme in it helps facilitate delivery of essential nutrients to the scalp, thus encouraging hair growth. Thyme also prevents hairfall and thinning of hair, and is also effective in the treatment of dandruff, due to its antibacterial properties.

Helps treat respiratory disorders

The antiseptic and antibiotic properties of thyme make it an effective remedy for respiratory conditions like coughs and bronchitis as well as cold and sore throat. Thyme has been proven to be very effective in treating bronchitis.

Keeps bones healthy

Thyme is an excellent source of Vitamin K and a great source of iron, calcium and manganese. These minerals play a crucial role in bone health, promoting proper bone growth and development, and reducing the risk of bone disorders. Thus, thyme helps in sustaining powerful, healthy bones and preventing bone diseases.

Helps prevent cardiovascular diseases

The combination of thyme’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties helps in the prevention of chronic inflammation, which is the primary cause of cardiovascular diseases. Thyme oil, in particular, is known for its anti-spasmodic properties, which subsequently promotes cardiac health. It enables proper functioning of the cardiac valves and relaxes the veins and arteries, reducing blood pressure and strengthening the heart.

Helps control blood pressure

Thyme leaves are rich in potassium, which is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps in controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Thyme extracts have also been known to help reduce blood pressure in situations involving hypertension.

Treats muscle cramps

Thyme has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it very effective in the treatment of menstrual cramps, and any other forms of spasms in the body. Thyme tea has often been recommended in the treatment of PMS in women.

Has excellent anti-bacterial properties

Thyme has anti-bacterial properties, which is why it is often used to fight infections and diseases caused by bacteria and fungi, for example, E.coli. Studies have found that thyme essential oil has the power to fight against antibiotic resistant strains of different types of bacteria. It can kill off bacteria both inside and outside the body. Additionally, thyme tea is also used for disinfecting skin and other surfaces.

Treats anemia

Thyme is a very good source of iron. Iron is vital for the growth and development of red blood cells in the body. Since iron deficiency can cause anemia, incorporating thyme in your daily diet can help prevent anemia.

Uses of Thyme

Fresh thyme leaves are mostly used for cooking purposes, as well as for making teas. Thyme is also often used for protection against insects by placing the thyme leaves between layers of linen, to prevent the fabric from insect attacks. Thyme oil has a wide range of uses, for example, as an ingredient in deodorants and scented soaps. Thyme works very well as an antiseptic, and has also often been used in meat and vegetable preservation. While the fresh leaves of thyme are edible, the essential oil that is extracted from it is not, and when used on the skin, it should always be diluted with a carrier oil, or water. For medicinal purposes, thyme is used in the prevention and treatment of diseases such as diarrhea, stomach ache, colic, sore throat, whooping cough and arthritis. It is also often used as a diuretic.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Thyme

Similar to other herbs, thyme has a few side effects too. Thyme contains compounds such as thymol and carvacrol which can cause irritation of the mucuous membranes in people who are sensitive. While there are no established evidences that prove the safety of this herb on pregnant and breastfeeding women, there are no contraindications also. However, since thyme has been a time proven remedy to induce menstruation, there are chances that pregnant women might be at the risk of miscarriage. Also, thyme should not be administered to children below the age of 10. People on anti-thyroid and thyroid replacement medications should avoid using thyme as it is known to inversely react with these medications, hindering their functions.

Cultivation of Thyme

Thyme is native to the western Mediterranean area, but is now widely cultivated throughout temperate climates. Thyme was extensively used by the early Greeks. For the Greeks, thyme represented style and elegance. In the Middle Ages, it represented chivalry. In France, it represented the Republican spirit. It was used as flavoring in liquors and cheese. It was used medicinally to treat epilepsy, melancholy, the plague, and as an antiseptic on the battlefield in World War I. Thyme is best cultivated in a hot, sunny location with well-drained soil. It is generally planted in the spring, and thereafter grows as a perennial. It can be propagated by seed, cuttings, or dividing rooted sections of the plant. It tolerates drought well. The plants can take deep freezes and are found growing wild on mountain highlands.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 22 years old my hair 25 percent getting grey please suggest what I do .can I colour my hair or do anything else.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
White Hair or greying hair mainly occurs when your hair follicles stop producing melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color. Though, ageing is the primary reason of grey hair but premature greying of hair in early 20's or 3o's is now common. Genetic factors, stress, lack of nutrition, chemicals, smoking or any underlying disease like thyroid or anemia can also lead to premature greying of hair. All these factors lead to underproduction or zero production of melanin that leads to grey or white hair. Lack of minerals like zinc, copper is one of the most underestimated yet one of the most analysed reason of grey hair. Turning already grey hair into black is not possible, but you can always control further greying of hair. A balanced diet is the most effective solution to control greying of hair. Include lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, protein rich sources of food in your diet. Load up on food items containing antioxidant and vitamin C like gooseberry, oranges, lemon etc. Try to stay stress free, limit your on-screen time, do exercises and yoga that will increase oxygen in your body and hair. Some cost effective hair care tips at home can also give you wonderful hair and prevent further greying - Give warm oil massage to your hair with different oils like sesame, olive oil, castor oil. Put protein rich hair packs made of egg. If you want to stay chemical free than you can try some natural conditioners like thyme, rosemary tea, chamomile tea or sage tea to rinse your hair post hair wash. Start a good hair regimen by selecting right shampoo and conditioners. A professional hair and scalp analysis to get right hair care products for you is worth than spending time and energy on wrong products. Make a visit to your nearest dermatologist soon to get head turning hair.

Sir. My hair is loosing wile doing on head bath give me. Idea for. Recovering my hair please sir.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Hair loss, now-a-days, is common among males and females of all age groups. We all lose some hair strands everyday, however, some people lose more than normal strands in a day that can cause severe hair loss. Hair loss is mostly genetic, so if hair loss runs in your family, you are most likely to suffer from hair loss too. Hair loss happens either in clumps, that is overall hair loss, or focussed on any one part of head - especially the crown. While genetics play a big role, some additional factors can aggravate hair loss - hormonal imbalance, Alopecia areata, stress, thyroid disease, anemia, protein deficiency, chemotherapy, and low vitamin levels may cause hair loss in you. Start by following a good diet - Eat adequate amount of protein. Your hair is made up mainly of proteins. Eat eggs, cottage cheese, chicken, soya, lentils, whole grains. Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin B are other important nutrients for great hair health. So include lot of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your daily diet. Exercise daily to keep yourself healthy inside out. Next important step is to follow good hair care - Oiling your hair with a mixture of oils like olive, sesame, coconut and castor oil keeps provides moisture to your hair and prevent them from drying and breakage. Once in a week apply a good hair mask. You can mix and prepare different types of masks using eggs, green tea, olive oil, milk, gooseberry, thyme, chamomile etc. Condition your hair using organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Rosemary tea once in awhile. A good dermatologist can successfully reduce hair fall by conducting some tests beforehand that includes blood tests, iron level, vitamin B, thyroid function tests and a biopsy of the scalp. Since some hair loss is temporary, your hair will grow back on its own without medical treatment. More serious hair loss can be treated with creams, oral drugs and surgery. Dermatologist can give your head a fuller appearance with the help of hair transplants and scalp reductions, which is successful both in males and females. To determine the best technique for your hair loss issue, consult a good dermatologist.
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I am 24 years old and have a problem of hair fall since 2 years and taken many medicine to control hair fall control but no result till the date. And also have dandruff problem. Once I wash my hair and then all dandruff clear but after 1-2 days again lots of dandruff. Please suggest any medicine or treatment for dandruff control. Thank you.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
If your hair is thin, damaged, dry or brittle or you are suffering from dandruff, some simple changes into your daily nutrition needs and hair care can give you thick, bouncy and shiny hair. While your hair type mostly depends on your genetics, stress, hormonal imbalance and poor diet have a great influence on your hair health and appearance. Start by following a good diet - Eat adequate amount of protein. Your hair is made up mainly of proteins. Eat eggs, cottage cheese, chicken, soya, lentils, whole grains. Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin B are other important nutrients for great hair health. So include lot of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your daily diet. Next important step is to follow good hair care - Oiling your hair with a mixture of oils like olive, sesame, coconut and castor oil keeps provides moisture to your hair and prevent them from drying and breakage. Once in a week apply a good hair mask. You can mix and prepare different types of masks using eggs, green tea, olive oil, milk, gooseberry, thyme, chamomile etc. Condition your hair using organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Rosemary tea once in a while. Limit frequent brushing of hair, use of chemicals or hair dryer as they tend to damage even the finest hair if you have. Choosing a good shampoo according to your hair type is very important. Dry or brittle hair shampoo requirement is different from oily hair. A professional hair and scalp analysis to get right hair care products for you is worth than spending time and energy on wrong products. Make a visit to your nearest dermatologist soon to get head turning hair.
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Sir I have dandruff and hair fall while head bath so much, can I use dove shampoo to cure it. Or any other suggestions.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
If your hair is thin, damaged, dry or brittle or you are suffering from dandruff, some simple changes into your daily nutrition needs and hair care can give you thick, bouncy and shiny hair. While your hair type mostly depends on your genetics, stress, hormonal imbalance and poor diet have a great influence on your hair health and appearance. Start by following a good diet - Eat adequate amount of protein. Your hair is made up mainly of proteins. Eat eggs, cottage cheese, chicken, soya, lentils, whole grains. Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin B are other important nutrients for great hair health. So include lot of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your daily diet. Next important step is to follow good hair care - Oiling your hair with a mixture of oils like olive, sesame, coconut and castor oil keeps provides moisture to your hair and prevent them from drying and breakage. Once in a week apply a good hair mask. You can mix and prepare different types of masks using eggs, green tea, olive oil, milk, gooseberry, thyme, chamomile etc. Condition your hair using organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Rosemary tea once in a while. Limit frequent brushing of hair, use of chemicals or hair dryer as they tend to damage even the finest hair if you have. Choosing a good shampoo according to your hair type is very important. Dry or brittle hair shampoo requirement is different from oily hair. A professional hair and scalp analysis to get right hair care products for you is worth than spending time and energy on wrong products. Make a visit to your nearest dermatologist soon to get head turning hair.
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Hi. My. Age is 33 last 3 year. My hair and. Beard. Hair grey day. By day please suggest me. What I can do. please reply. Me.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
White Hair or greying hair mainly occurs when your hair follicles stop producing melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color. Though, ageing is the primary reason of grey hair but premature greying of hair in early 20’s or 30’s is now common. Genetic factors, stress, lack of nutrition, chemicals, smoking or any underlying disease like thyroid or anemia can also lead to premature greying of hair. All these factors lead to underproduction or zero production of melanin that leads to grey or white hair. Lack of minerals like zinc, copper is one of the most underestimated yet one of the most analysed reason of grey hair. Turning already grey hair into black is not possible, but you can always control further greying of hair. A balanced diet is the most effective solution to control greying of hair. Include lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, protein rich sources of food in your diet. Load up on food items containing antioxidant and vitamin C like gooseberry, oranges, lemon etc. Try to stay stress free, limit your on-screen time, do exercises and yoga that will increase oxygen in your body and hair. Some cost effective hair care tips at home can also give you wonderful hair and prevent further greying - Give warm oil massage to your hair with different oils like sesame, olive oil, castor oil. Put protein rich hair packs made of egg. If you want to stay chemical free than you can try some natural conditioners like thyme, rosemary tea, chamomile tea or sage tea to rinse your hair post hair wash. Start a good hair regimen by selecting right shampoo and conditioners. A professional hair and scalp analysis to get right hair care products for you is worth than spending time and energy on wrong products. Make a visit to your nearest dermatologist soon to get head turning hair.
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Advantages Of Thyme!

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Advantages Of Thyme!

Thyme herb belongs to the mint family. Apart from being a staple culinary ingredient, it is getting fast recognition for its medicinal benefits. Here are 13 topmost benefits of thyme -

1. Fights acne: When thyme is soaked in alcohol for several days, it turns tincture and attains antibacterial properties for fighting acne.

2. Lowers blood pressure: If thyme can be replaced with salt in foods, it will work effectively in lowering the heart rate.

3. Controls cough: Thyme oil mixed with ivy leaves is a wonderful natural remedy for cough, cold and even acute bronchitis.

4. Boosts immunity: Thyme comes loaded with nutrients like vitamin A, C, Manganese, Copper, Iron and fiber to help build body's immunity.

5. Helps in controlling pests: Thyme is added as a primary ingredient in many pesticides for controlling pests, virus and bacteria. Rub thyme leaves on your arms and legs and you will be safe from mosquito bites.

6. Improves mood: Thyme essential oil contains a substance called 'carvacrol'. This substance helps thyme in being used as an aromatic agent that renders many therapeutic uses.

7. Protects from cancer: Thyme extracts render protective effect on organs like colon and breast from cancer.

8. Treats yeast infection: Thyme essential oil can be applied over yeast infected areas (vagina and mouth) for quick relief.

9. Cures rheumatism: The diuretic properties of thyme oil can help in removal of toxins, which consequently improves the circulation and can cure rheumatism.

10. Strengthens cardiac muscles: Thyme has anti-spasmodic properties that make it eligible to be used for regulating the functioning of heart valves. It relieves heart from stress by smoothening veins and arteries.

11. Can help treat gas: Thyme is an effective carminative agent and can easily push gas downward for removal.

12. Uplifts low blood pressure: Thyme is a boon for those who often have plummeting blood pressure to save them from the sluggish lifestyle.

13. Kills virus: Thyme, in its various forms, holds immense antiviral potential and prevents the entry of the virus into the cell. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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Thyme - 13 Benefits Of It!

Vedicgram Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
Thyme - 13 Benefits Of It!

Thyme herb belongs to the mint family. Apart from being a staple culinary ingredient, it is getting fast recognition for its medicinal benefits. Here are 13 topmost benefits of thyme -

1. Fights acne: When thyme is soaked in alcohol for several days, it turns tincture and attains antibacterial properties for fighting acne.

2. Lowers blood pressure: If thyme can be replaced with salt in foods, it will work effectively in lowering the heart rate.

3. Controls cough: Thyme oil mixed with ivy leaves is a wonderful natural remedy for cough, cold and even acute bronchitis.

4. Boosts immunity: Thyme comes loaded with nutrients like vitamin A, C, Manganese, Copper, Iron and fiber to help build body's immunity.

5. Helps in controlling pests: Thyme is added as a primary ingredient in many pesticides for controlling pests, virus and bacteria. Rub thyme leaves on your arms and legs and you will be safe from mosquito bites.

6. Improves mood: Thyme essential oil contains a substance called 'carvacrol'. This substance helps thyme in being used as an aromatic agent that renders many therapeutic uses.

7. Protects from cancer: Thyme extracts render protective effect on organs like colon and breast from cancer.

8. Treats yeast infection: Thyme essential oil can be applied over yeast infected areas (vagina and mouth) for quick relief.

9. Cures rheumatism: The diuretic properties of thyme oil can help in removal of toxins, which consequently improves the circulation and can cure rheumatism.

10. Strengthens cardiac muscles: Thyme has anti-spasmodic properties that make it eligible to be used for regulating the functioning of heart valves. It relieves heart from stress by smoothening veins and arteries.

11. Can help treat gas: Thyme is an effective carminative agent and can easily push gas downward for removal.

12. Uplifts low blood pressure: Thyme is a boon for those who often have plummeting blood pressure to save them from the sluggish lifestyle.

13. Kills virus: Thyme, in its various forms, holds immense antiviral potential and prevents the entry of the virus into the cell.

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How Is Thyme Beneficial For You?

MD-Ayurveda,Kayachikitsa(Ayurvedic physician), BAMS, MD
Ayurveda, Jammu
How Is Thyme Beneficial For You?

Thyme herb belongs to the mint family. Apart from being a staple culinary ingredient, it is getting fast recognition for its medicinal benefits. Here are 13 topmost benefits of thyme -

1. Fights acne: When thyme is soaked in alcohol for several days, it turns tincture and attains antibacterial properties for fighting acne.

2. Lowers blood pressure: If thyme can be replaced with salt in foods, it will work effectively in lowering the heart rate.

3. Controls cough: Thyme oil mixed with ivy leaves is a wonderful natural remedy for cough, cold and even acute bronchitis.

4. Boosts immunity: Thyme comes loaded with nutrients like vitamin A, C, Manganese, Copper, Iron and fiber to help build body's immunity.

5. Helps in controlling pests: Thyme is added as a primary ingredient in many pesticides for controlling pests, virus and bacteria. Rub thyme leaves on your arms and legs and you will be safe from mosquito bites.

6. Improves mood: Thyme essential oil contains a substance called 'carvacrol'. This substance helps thyme in being used as an aromatic agent that renders many therapeutic uses.

7. Protects from cancer: Thyme extracts render protective effect on organs like colon and breast from cancer.

8. Treats yeast infection: Thyme essential oil can be applied over yeast infected areas (vagina and mouth) for quick relief.

9. Cures rheumatism: The diuretic properties of thyme oil can help in removal of toxins, which consequently improves the circulation and can cure rheumatism.

10. Strengthens cardiac muscles: Thyme has anti-spasmodic properties that make it eligible to be used for regulating the functioning of heart valves. It relieves heart from stress by smoothening veins and arteries.

11. Can help treat gas: Thyme is an effective carminative agent and can easily push gas downward for removal.

12. Uplifts low blood pressure: Thyme is a boon for those who often have plummeting blood pressure to save them from the sluggish lifestyle.

13. Kills virus: Thyme, in its various forms, holds immense antiviral potential and prevents the entry of the virus into the cell.

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Can Thyme Help In Boosting Your Immunity?

BAMS, PG Dip (Medical Education), (FAGE) Fellow of Academy of General Education, MBA (Healthcare)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Can Thyme Help In Boosting Your Immunity?

Thyme herb belongs to the mint family. Apart from being a staple culinary ingredient, it is getting fast recognition for its medicinal benefits. Here are 13 topmost benefits of thyme -

1. Fights acne: When thyme is soaked in alcohol for several days, it turns tincture and attains antibacterial properties for fighting acne.

2. Lowers blood pressure: If thyme can be replaced with salt in foods, it will work effectively in lowering the heart rate.

3. Controls cough: Thyme oil mixed with ivy leaves is a wonderful natural remedy for cough, cold and even acute bronchitis.

4. Boosts immunity: Thyme comes loaded with nutrients like vitamin A, C, Manganese, Copper, Iron and fiber to help build body's immunity.

5. Helps in controlling pests: Thyme is added as a primary ingredient in many pesticides for controlling pests, virus and bacteria. Rub thyme leaves on your arms and legs and you will be safe from mosquito bites.

6. Improves mood: Thyme essential oil contains a substance called 'carvacrol'. This substance helps thyme in being used as an aromatic agent that renders many therapeutic uses.

7. Protects from cancer: Thyme extracts render protective effect on organs like colon and breast from cancer.

8. Treats yeast infection: Thyme essential oil can be applied over yeast infected areas (vagina and mouth) for quick relief.

9. Cures rheumatism: The diuretic properties of thyme oil can help in removal of toxins, which consequently improves the circulation and can cure rheumatism.

10. Strengthens cardiac muscles: Thyme has anti-spasmodic properties that make it eligible to be used for regulating the functioning of heart valves. It relieves heart from stress by smoothening veins and arteries.

11. Can help treat gas: Thyme is an effective carminative agent and can easily push gas downward for removal.

12. Uplifts low blood pressure: Thyme is a boon for those who often have plummeting blood pressure to save them from the sluggish lifestyle.

13. Kills virus: Thyme, in its various forms, holds immense antiviral potential and prevents the entry of the virus into the cell.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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13 Benefits of Thyme that Will Take You by Surprise! #HappySKIN

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
13 Benefits of Thyme that Will Take You by Surprise! #HappySKIN

Thyme herb belongs to the mint family. Apart from being a staple culinary ingredient, it is getting fast recognition for its medicinal benefits. Here are 13 topmost benefits of thyme -

1. Fights acne: When thyme is soaked in alcohol for several days, it turns tincture and attains antibacterial properties for fighting acne.

2. Lowers blood pressure: If thyme can be replaced with salt in foods, it will work effectively in lowering the heart rate.

3. Controls cough: Thyme oil mixed with ivy leaves is a wonderful natural remedy for cough, cold and even acute bronchitis.

4. Boosts immunity: Thyme comes loaded with nutrients like vitamin A, C, Manganese, Copper, Iron and fiber to help build body's immunity.

5. Helps in controlling pests: Thyme is added as a primary ingredient in many pesticides for controlling pests, virus and bacteria. Rub thyme leaves on your arms and legs and you will be safe from mosquito bites.

6. Improves mood: Thyme essential oil contains a substance called 'carvacrol'. This substance helps thyme in being used as an aromatic agent that renders many therapeutic uses.

7. Protects from cancer: Thyme extracts render protective effect on organs like colon and breast from cancer.

8. Treats yeast infection: Thyme essential oil can be applied over yeast infected areas (vagina and mouth) for quick relief.

9. Cures rheumatism: The diuretic properties of thyme oil can help in removal of toxins, which consequently improves the circulation and can cure rheumatism.

10. Strengthens cardiac muscles: Thyme has anti-spasmodic properties that make it eligible to be used for regulating the functioning of heart valves. It relieves heart from stress by smoothening veins and arteries.

11. Can help treat gas: Thyme is an effective carminative agent and can easily push gas downward for removal.

12. Uplifts low blood pressure: Thyme is a boon for those who often have plummeting blood pressure to save them from the sluggish lifestyle.

13. Kills virus: Thyme, in its various forms, holds immense antiviral potential and prevents the entry of the virus into the cell. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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Table of Content

Thyme
Nutritional Value of Thyme
Health Benefits of Thyme
Helps improve eyesight
Treats colds, coughs and sore throat
Treats acne
Promotes hair growth
Helps treat respiratory disorders
Keeps bones healthy
Helps prevent cardiovascular diseases
Helps control blood pressure
Treats muscle cramps
Has excellent anti-bacterial properties
Treats anemia
Uses of Thyme
Side-Effects & Allergies of Thyme
Cultivation of Thyme