Thyme is an herb in the mint family, is often used as a spice in cooking. Aside from adding flavor, the herb is also believed to have medicinal properties. It is known to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant effects that may be useful in treating everything from intestinal infections to skin conditions.

Health Benefits

  1. Thyme has long been used as a home remedy for cough, bronchitis, and other respiratory conditions. It is sometimes taken orally to treat a chest infection or inhaled to open airways.
  2. Thyme has long been touted for its analgesic (pain-relieving) and antispasmodic (spasm-relieving) properties. The evidence supporting these claims is often mixed, but there have been some promising findings.
  3. Thyme is rich in Vitamin A that is a fat-soluble vitamin and an antioxidant essential for healthy mucus membranes and skin, thyme promotes healthy vision.
  4. Due to its antibacterial properties, thyme is often used in acne creams and face washes.
  5. When combined with other herbs and used as an essential oil, thyme can strengthen the roots of your hair and improve its growth.
  6. This herb contains an aqueous extract that can reduce blood pressure in hypertensive situations.
  7. This is a good source of Vitamin K, iron, calcium and manganese, thyme can improve your bone’s health. These essential nutrients aid in the growth of bones and reduce the risk of bone-related diseases.
  8. The volatile oils in thyme can provide relief from intestinal cramping.
  9. The myricetin present in thyme has also been examined for use in the treatment and prevention of diabetes.
  10. Thyme is packed with vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A. If you feel a cold coming on, thyme can help get you back in good health.


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