The mint family has one member that makes them very proud – and it is the thyme. The thyme comes from the Mediterranean, and is moreover known as thymus vulgari.

This is a herb so mighty that it is able to kill off any bacteria inflammations and irritations. It is mostly used in bathing product, on the skin and when cooking.

Powerful Herb

Powerful Herb

However, bear in mind that some certain types of the thyme are simply aromatherapy herbs. The thyme oil is very strong and needs to be used in moderation and precaution.

Why is thyme the most powerful herb?

Because of its ability to offer a variety of antibiotic, antiviral, fungicidal, bactericidal, diuretic, antispasmodic, antiseptic and expectorant qualities, the cold season and the flu season will seem like a joke to you. This is a herb that can stimulate the production of the white blood cells and all the while will strenghten your immunity.

The thyme is furthermore an excellent cleanser that can help you get rid of any chemicals or toxins which are trapped inside the body. It is very aromatic, and this is where the name derives from – thyme comes from the Greek word thymos which means to perfume.

The health benefits of the thyme

The thyme will offer plenty of health benefits for you which will keep you fit at all times. The thyme will easily deal with respiratory issues, flues, colds, asthma, coughs, sore throats, whooping coughs, catarrh, bronchitis and laryngitis.

The best way to get everything out of the thyme is through inhalation – this mostly helps with the nose, throat and chest issues. If you happen to be suffering from gingivitis, thrushes, and other gum or mouth infections, use the thyme in gargle, a mouthwash or as a toothpaste.

According to numerous experts, even a solution with only one percent can do the job for you. There was even a study that showed how thyme oil, alongside some other essential oils, can act as a powerful expectorant, and even help you deal with dry coughs by encouraging your mucus.

What you probably did not know is that the thyme is also very good for the mind. It can provide plenty of healthy benefits that can  deal with depression, insomnia and chronic fatigue. In addition to this, it can improve the circulation, increase the good blood pressure and improve the memory as well as the logical capacity.

The thyme essential oil has been used for disinfecting the hands of the surgeons before performing a surgery. Another French study hs showed that the thyme can kill 90% of the microbes within just three hours. It is able to clear out a space from microbes such as proteus, staphylococcus, cryptococcal and streptococcus.

Other usages of the thyme

It can treat vaginitis and candida; deal with urinary tract infections and bladder infections and serves as a diuretic; cures nail fungus; used as a hand sanitizer; reduces rheumatic pain, sports injuries, sciatica, sprains, muscle aches and pains, gout, arthritis; helps in treating athlete’s foot; soothes insect bites and skin irritation; getting rid of acne and warts; used as a tonic for the hair; eradicates parasites; stabilizes irregular periods; helps injured skin to heal faster; and finally elevates the omega 3 fatty acids DHA content with brain, kidneys, and heart cell membranes.

The best part of it is, you can even prepare yourself a massage lotion combined with cedarwood, rosemary and lavender, along with jojoba and grape seed carrier oil. This great combination can help you with alopecia areata, this is why you have to make sure you massage it onto your scalp every day for a period of few months.

If you want to get rid of your irritations, mix grapefruit, bergamot, pine, lemon, lavender, and rosemary.