Boost Immune System with Thyme Tea
Thyme Leaf - Thymus vulgaris L.
Used part: Leaf
Of European origin the thyme is an aromatic sub-shrub of the lipped family, much used in cooking and natural medicine. The properties of this plant are several and the thyme is still used in the perfume industry, especially in the manufacture of soaps, since its smell is very pleasant. Natural antibiotic, thyme also helps in digestion, muscle relaxation, soothing the nervous system and even contributing benefits in cases of stress and depression.
Thyme stimulates the production of white blood cells, so it enhances immunity, as it eliminates toxins accumulated in the body; treats respiratory problems such as colds, asthma, sore throats, bronchitis, catarrh, and laryngitis. The herb is used to treat gingivitis or other problems in the mouth, as well as aid in the treatment of depression, fatigue and insomnia.
According to a study carried out in France, thyme can kill 90% of microbes in just three hours. As if that were not enough, thyme can be used to treat urinary tract infections, curing nail fungus, reducing rheumatic pain, smoothing insect bites, helping to treat athlete's foot, and serving as a hair tonic.
Thyme is a shrub that grows in areas of hot weather and has beneficial properties to treat health problems and is also often used as a seasoning in the kitchen to give flavor and aroma to food; Due to its antiseptic and expectorant properties, this herb is widely used to treat diseases in the respiratory tract; Thyme avoids the formation of intestinal gas and can be used to treat gastrointestinal and digestive problems, acting in cases of indigestion, flatulence or pain in the stomach; Rich in iron, the plant can be used to supply deficiencies of this mineral in case of iron deficiency anemia; Thyme acts as an insect repellent because it is an aromatic plant; It has dissipating, healing and antiseptic properties, being useful for treating wounds and dandruff.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- It is antioxidant, antiseptic and antidepressant
- Contains pleasant aroma that serves as deodorant and disinfectant
- It is diuretic, tonic and can be used for colic, diarrhea, heartburn and poor digestion
- Diseases in the respiratory system are treated, such as bronchitis, catarrh, canker sores, coughs, sore throats and other inflammations in the mouth
- Helps fight against influenza and anemia
- Decreases vaginal discharge considerably
- Strengthens the hair, avoiding the fall
- Eliminates acne and lightens its spots
The used parts of the thyme are its seeds, flowers, leaves and essential oil, in the form of seasoning, for immersion baths or in the form of tea for drinking, gargling or inhaling.
How to prepare tea:
- Add 2 tablespoons of herb to one liter of water
- Turn off when it reaches boil
- Remove from the heat and leave the pan (capped) to stand for 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
How to drink:
Take 2 to 3 times a day.
The use of essential oil should only be done externally on the skin, since its oral consumption should only be done according to medical advice.
Thyme is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation, as well as in children under 6 years of age and patients with heart failure, enterocolitis or in the post-surgical period as it may delay blood clotting. It should be used with caution during menstruation, gastritis, ulcer, colitis, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome or in case of liver diseases.