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The aromatic thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) plant is a perennial and woody shrub harnessing square stems and attractive flowers. A member of the mint family, thyme is an herb that originates in the Mediterranean basin and has a number of varieties, each with its own distinctive oil composition. Thyme is a powerful  herb, popular in aromatherapy – so it must be used with caution and care. Do know, though, that the health benefits of thyme are very real.

Thymus vularis ct. linalol is recommended by herbalists as an effective and safe beginner herb for children and the elderly. Other varieties are more potent, and their use should be reserved for qualified herbalists with experience in using them. The volatile essential oils in thyme are packed with anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-rheumatic, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal properties, which explains why thyme-based formulas are used as an expectorant, diuretic, fungicide and antibiotic.

Thyme is also a powerful detoxifying agent, making it one of many liver detox foods. What’s more, the herb is a great immune system booster that encourages white blood cell formation while increasing resistance to foreign organisms. With cold and flu season upon us, considering adding thyme-based formulas to the medicine cabinet is a great idea. There is a reason the health benefits of thyme has been experienced for all of time.

Long before the discovery of modern medicine, crushed thyme was placed on bandages to promote wound healing and ward off infection. Thyme is no stranger to a kitchen, past or present, and is a popular culinary herb. Prior to the invention of the refrigerator, thyme was even used to help keep meats from spoiling.

The health benefits of thyme are undeniable; thyme oil alone, or when used in a mixture of other natural health promoting compounds, has been found to relieve the following conditions:

Nail fungus, Parasites, Muscle pain, Chronic fatigue, Hair loss, Depression, Fatigue, Headache, Insomnia, Snoring, Skin problems, Kidney problems, Anxiety, Stress.

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