A powerful antiseptic, expectorant, diuretic, sedative and antioxidant makes thyme a must have in your home.
Thyme has been used for hundreds of years to help support the immune system, to fight bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Thymol, the main component of thyme has warming properties, stimulating the circulatory system.
For this reason our Manutuke Herbs Honey & Herbs Viral Mix and Breathe Easy remedies contain thyme. It may help relieve asthma symptoms as it relaxes the bronchial tubes and its expectorant action helps to shift phlegm.
For those suffering candidiasis or after anti-biotic use, thyme may help to re-establish good gut bacteria.
Thyme can also relax the digestive system to soothe wind, colic and IBS.
For the nervous system thyme has been used for people with exhaustion, insomnia and depression.
Its antibacterial and astringent properties make it a great skin cleanser and toner.
At home, it is easy to prepare using dried or fresh leaves, steeped in boiling water and then taken as a refreshing cup of tea. Thyme really is a must have for your pantry or herb rack!