The health benefits of thyme

September 26, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health Matters

*Vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, manganese; zinc; bitters, bioflavonoids, resin, volatile oil(including thymol and camphor); omega-3 and -6 fatty acids

√ Antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, expectorant

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) contains the volatile oil thymol, a powerful antiseptic and one of the most effective of all herbal antibiotics. It is useful in the treatment of respiratory-tract infections, such as bronchitis, laryngitis and whooping cough, and helps relieve the symptoms of asthma. Thyme is also beneficial in the treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders including colic and diarrhoea.

RECIPES (*can be found in the book)

beans and tomatoes on toast

Italian butterbean soup

marinated olives

mushrooms with sage and thyme stuffing

catalan salad

cough mixture

eucalyptus mix

Article sourced from and with kind thanks to The Complete Guide to Nutritional Health.

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