Parts used: Entire plant
Alterative, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, parasiticide, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, vulnerary
Iodine, silicon, sodium, sulfur, vitamins B-complex, C and D
Thyme is a powerful antiseptic and general tonic with healing powers. It is used in cases of anemia, lung ailments and gastrointestinal ailments. It is also used as an antiseptic against tooth decay. Thyme destroys fungal infections such as athlete’s foot and skin parasites such as head lice. It has a long history of use as a folk remedy for bronchitis, catarrh, colic, diabetes, fever, leprosy, rheumatism, sore throat, warts and whooping cough.
Thyme has traditionally been used as an antiseptic. It does contain antibacterial and antifungal properties, according to some studies. There is also evidence of antispasmodic activity, with components relaxing the smooth muscles of the digestive tract and uterus.
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