Spices and herb are really underestimated when it comes to the general health. They are used to infuse many dishes and meals with amazing flavors and taste but the health benefits should not be overlooked.
The medicinal benefits of turmeric and ginger and well known and thyme should be thrown into that mix since it has amazing health and medicinal benefits too.
Health Benefits of Thyme:
- Stimulates appetite
- Increase urine flow
- Prevents tooth decay
- Helps and treat acne
- Decreases high blood pressure
- Boosts the immune system
- Suppresses coughs
- Improves the mood
- Fight breast and colon cancer
- Prevents dental caries
This herb can also be used for treating cold and flu symptoms and relieve a sore throat, cough, skin disorders, parasitic worm infections, bronchitis, stomach issues, gastritis, indigestion and diarrhea. When it comes to children this herb is excellent in treating dyspraxia which is a movement disorder that happens to young children.
Thyme can also be used with topically apply and treat swollen tonsils, bad breath, hoarseness and so on. The thyme spice also has inside it a volatile essential oil that has amazing anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that can eliminate oral infections, ear pain and treat baldness.
The thyme spice also contains rosmarinic and ursolic acid that can increase the skeletal muscle mass and brown fat which can prevent obesity and improve the glucose balance.
The rosmarinic acid also contains anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the symptoms of arthritis and other diseases. With regular consumption of thyme, you can prevent many heal issues and problems and live a much healthier life.
Here is one thyme tea recipe that with only 1 cup a day will provide many health benefits and treat even multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, vertigo, ringing in the ears, fibromyalgia and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
- one cup of oiled water
- 1 mug and 1 teapot
- 1 handful of fresh or dried thyme
Heat the 1 cup of water and make sure the temperature is around 200-212 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the water boils transfer it into the mug and add the handful of dried or fresh thyme. Cover it up and let it steep for 5 minutes. Strain the tea and consume it daily for best effect.