Herbs & Natural Foods for Health

Thyme

Scientific Name - Thymus vulgaris

Properties - Antiseptic, aromatic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, antispasmodic, febrifuge, vermifuge

Common Uses - In tea, or added to soups and sauces, thyme may soothe headaches, colds, coughs, and sore throats. A poultice made from the leaves may aid in healing sores. Diluted oil is used to massage aching muscles.

Parts Used - Leaves and flowering top

Locating & Handling - Purchase dried or fresh thyme at grocery store. The essential oil is available at health food stores.

Caution - Pure oil should not be taken internally as it may impair normal function of heart, lungs, and thyroid.

Origin - Mediterranean region


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