Thyme health benefits (Tymus vulgaris - Fam. Labiate)Popular names: brotherwort, thyme.
Traditionally: the decoct or the plant mashed and mixed with brandy was kept in the mouth against tooth aches. It was also consumed for stomach aches. For wounds, they placed thyme, together with its leaves, over which warm water was poured for a few minutes wounds.
They say floral stalks are the best for paralysis or venereal diseases.
Chemical composition of thymeBitter substances: serpiline, ethereal oil (timol, cineol, carvacrol), terpenic hydrocarbons (cymene, pimene, phellandrene, terpine, cariofilen, cardinen, mircene, terpineolen), saponins, oxygen compounds, alcohols, fatty oil, flavonic glycosides, caffeic and rosemarinic acids, tannin.
Pharmaceutical action:Intestinal antiseptic, choleretic, cholagogue, stomachic, expectorant, antiseptic for the breathing pipes, it improves the functions of the liver and kidneys, effect against parasite worms, it reduces intestinal spasms, being also an intestinal antiseptic. Externally: anti-infectious, antiseptic, antibacterial, calming for the central nervous system (baths).
Is included in composition of the following teas: anti-asthmatic, effective against diarrhea and for gargle.
- place 1-2 teaspoons of plant in 250 ml boiling water. Cover for 10 minutes, after which it can be consumed in three rounds, preferably before the main meals.
- place 2-3 teaspoons in 250 ml boiling water. Cover for 10 minutes then filter. Use 3-4 tablespoons before every meal.
Externally - place 100 g of finely chopped plant if 5 l of boiling water. Cover for 15 minutes then filter directly in the bath tub. Lay in the tub for at least 20 minutes.
It can be used for the following medical conditions: abscesses, acne, lung disease, renal disease, thrushes, dizziness, anemia, anorexia, burns, asthma, bloating, acute or chronic bronchitis, nervous contractions of the stomach and intestines, diarrhea, dyspepsia, tooth ache, rheumatic pain, sciatic aches, infected eczema, enteritis, enterocolitis, oral wounds, intestinal ferments, liver (stimulant), nausea, gout, hemorrhage, intestinal infections, ganglion sores, nipple sores, skin irritations, leucorrhea (especially functional one), migraines, headaches, oral pemphigus, infected or running wounds, hoarseness, wounds, rheumatics, seborrhea or actinic complexion, cough especially convulsive one, skin ulcerations, intestinal worms.
We note in the end - in order for our point to be taken into account - that this plant, administered in any form can destroy the staphylococcus and streptococcus and it is because of this why it is very useful in all types of infections with these germs. It has no side effects. It can be administered, without fear, even to small children or pregnant women, even for longer periods of time, especially in severe conditions due to these germs.
Attention! Do not overdose because it can lead to gastro-intestinal disorders, nervous stimulation followed by depression and muscle strain.
Contraindications: gastritis, enteritis, esophagitis, pancreatic failure.
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