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Medicinal properties of thyme

Medicinal properties of thyme


Traditional medicine is rich in recipes that can help in the treatment of various diseases. The healing properties of thyme are known to people since ancient times, using flowers, leaves, roots of this plant. How to prepare drugs green pharmacy?

How to learn thyme?

How to learn thyme

Thyme (thyme) is widely distributed in the forests of the middle belt. Low shrub along the surface of the earth with thin stems and small oval dark green leaves. In late June and early July, thyme blooms with pale lilac and delicate pink flowers. Dumb in appearance, they have a persistent fragrant aroma that attracts insects.

In early autumn, the period of fruit ripening begins.

Thyme loves sandy soil, grows in meadows, slopes of beams and ravines. Grows well, filling up large areas.

When to collect, and how to dry thyme

Harvest the grass in the middle of summer, dried in bunches, hanging flowers down. The drying place must be well ventilated and protected from direct sunlight.

Medicinal properties of thyme

harvesting thyme



Thyme is a real fount of healthy substances. It contains:

  • Tannins;
  • Resins;
  • Gum;
  • Fatty acid;
  • Vitamins of group B, C;
  • Essential oils

The main areas of traditional medicine in which thyme is used:

  1. Wound healing
  2. Antiseptic action
  3. Disinfectant action

It is used in the food industry, in cosmetology, traditional and traditional medicine.

Diseases of ENT organs

The composition of the widely known cough remedy for children "Pertusin" is an extract of thyme. This plant is used to treat asthma, tuberculosis, bronchitis, whooping cough.

A frequent companion of colds is a high body temperature. With a high diaphoretic effect, thyme helps the body to cope with the infection, facilitates the course of the disease.

Treatment of colds infusion thyme

Thyme infusion treatment

To prepare the infusion, pour 1 tbsp. dried chopped grass 0.2 liters of boiling water and incubated in a thermos for 2 hours.
Strained decoction taken after meals several times a day for coughing, bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough. A single dose for children 12-14 years of age is 1 tsp; for children over 14 years old and adults - 1 tbsp.

The infusion of thyme is rubbed into the chest area with light massage movements, after which it is covered with “mustard plaster” with goat oil. In order to make a "mustard plaster", you need a sheet of parchment paper the size of ½ tetrad sheet to be smeared with a thin layer of goat fat.

From above the compress is covered with a flannel diaper. After 3-4 nights comes considerable relief.

For quick treatment of colds tea is used, brewing thyme with other medicinal plants. The benefit in this case increases several times.

How to brew thyme ...

How to brew thyme

... with lingonberries and a hunter
A mixture of thyme, lingonberry and St. John's wort, cooked in equal shares (1 tsp.), Poured 0.2 liters of boiling water. Tea is prepared in glassware. Cover and insist 15 minutes. Strain tea can be sweetened with honey and drunk.
... with oregano and melissa
A good expectorant effect has tea made from thyme with oregano and melissa. It disinfects the oral cavity, pharynx, is indicated for angina and tonsillitis. For its preparation 2 tbsp. l Thyme mixed with 1 tbsp. l oregano and 1 tbsp. l melissa. The mixture is poured 0.5 liters of boiling water, wrapped in a towel (or use a thermos) and left overnight. The filtered tea is drunk at 0.1-0.2 liters after a meal.
... chamomile and toffee
Iris root (2 tablespoons) chop, add water and boil for 10 minutes on low heat. Pour broth mixture of chamomile (2 tablespoons) and thyme (1 tablespoons). Insist 0.5 h, take 2 tbsp. l every 2-3 hours. The decoction is very effective for the treatment of bronchitis in the acute phase.

Thyme with alcohol addiction

thyme with alcohol addiction

Preparations of thyme, cooked at home, can reduce alcohol dependence and deal with this serious illness.

The action is based on the formation of persistent aversion to alcohol, due to the content of thymol in thyme. A high dosage of thymol causes vomiting, so the addition of a decoction to alcohol causes disgust to drink.

A similar recipe is used by relatives desperate to overcome the dependence of a family member.

To enhance the effect, one part of wormwood is added to two parts of thyme. It should be noted that the taste of alcohol varies, and the patient does not always agree to use it. Therefore, if an alcoholic is not aware of the upcoming "treatment", this should be done carefully.

The recipe for cooking broth:

1 tbsp. dry grass is poured with 0.5 liters of hot water, in an enamel pot put in a water bath and cook for 15 minutes, not boiling. Strained broth topped up with boiled water to 0.5 liters. 50 g of broth is added to the same amount of alcohol.

Thyme for men's health

For the prevention and treatment of reduced potency, prostatitis in men, decoctions and infusions are used, which include thyme:

  • 1 tbsp. l mint, 1 tbsp. l oregano, 3-4 tbsp. l Thyme pour 0.5 liters of boiling water and placed in a thermos. Insist 12-14 hours, drink 50 ml 3-4 times a day after meals. You can supplement the collection with linden flowers, rose hips (source of vitamin C);
  • Baths with thyme decoction: 0.5 liters of broth is added to water, the duration of the procedure is 15-20 minutes;
  • Thyme oil is recommended to be rubbed into the perineum to activate biologically active points. Oil is sold in pharmacies and specialty stores. You can prepare the drug yourself: 2 tbsp. l dried herbs pour 0.2 liters of olive or peach oil, you can add jojoba oil or shea butter, leave for 3-4 weeks;
  • Fresh thyme is used as a seasoning for food, in salads, to fish dishes. High zinc content favorably affects men's health.

Treatment of endocrine diseases, hypertension

Medicinal properties of thyme

(по 1 ст. л.). For the preparation of infusion using a collection consisting of thyme and blueberry shoots (1 tbsp.). Herbs pour 0.2 l of boiling water, insist 30 minutes and drink 0.1 l in the morning and evening.

Collecting lowers blood pressure and blood glucose levels.

Rheumatism, pinched sciatic nerve

Rheumatism, arthritis, gout are treated with thyme baths and gadgets.

1. Chop the thyme herb, pour a little water, heat it and spread it on gauze. Apply to the sore spot, covering the top with a flannel diaper
2. 0.5 kg of thyme herb to boil over low heat in 4 liters of water for an hour. Pour broth into the bath, session duration - 20 minutes
Broth (1st. L. On 0,2 l of water) well heals and disinfects wounds, stops bleedings.

For lush head of hair

Broth, consisting of thyme and sage, has a healing and restorative effect, a positive effect on the growth and thickness of hair.

Herbs, taken in equal proportions (1 tbsp.) Pour 1 tbsp. water, heated in a water bath for 15 minutes. The cooled and filtered decoction is used to rinse the hair after washing. It becomes a real panacea for women whose hair is subjected to frequent dyeing, chemical perm.

Thyme essential oil helps to restore the structure of the hair, fights split ends, returns shine and fluffiness.

See also: Vitamins for hair

To improve the appetite

Thyme tea

тимьян и розмарин используют в качестве специй – приправы к мясным блюдам. In cooking, thyme and rosemary are used as spices - seasoning to meat dishes. The spicy spicy taste of thyme and its smell make the dishes appetizing, stimulate the secretion of gastric juice.

The addition of thyme is preferably fresh (young leaves are used), but in the absence of such a possibility dried thyme will do as well.

Thyme and pregnancy

Waiting for a child is a special time when a woman should be doubly careful in relation to food, drugs, household chemicals and other factors affecting health.

Many believe that herbal therapy is harmless and can not harm the unborn child. During pregnancy, thyme is used as:

  • Diuretic for kidney disease, edema;
  • Sweating remedy for colds;
  • Expectorant for diseases of upper respiratory tract;
  • Pain reliever for headaches, migraines

However, like other herbs, it is necessary to use dosage forms with thyme during pregnancy only after the permission of the attending physician. Unreasonable use of thyme can increase the muscle tone of the uterus and provoke miscarriage.

In addition, thyme is contraindicated in any cardiovascular disorders.

Thyme - children

thyme for children

педиатры назначают детям лекарственные препараты, содержащие чабрец. For colds, pediatricians prescribe medications for children containing thyme. Ready syrup can be purchased at the pharmacy. You can make thyme tea at home. It will help to thin the sputum and facilitate its discharge, to disinfect the nasopharynx, speeding recovery.

When applying thyme dosage forms for treating a child, it is important to know:

  1. That the child is not allergic to thyme
  2. Thyme is contraindicated for small children under 14 because it contains phenols

, приготовив перед сном успокаивающую ванну с добавлением отвара. Thyme can be used to normalize sleep in babies by preparing a soothing bath before bedtime with the addition of decoction.

Thyme essential oil is added to the aromatic blend for a lamp in viral diseases. This property of thyme is also used to treat fatigue and headaches.

Thyme is a cure for many ailments. Knowing where thyme grows and how to properly harvest it, everyone can replenish their home first aid kit with a useful plant. The main thing - do not forget the basic rule of traditional medicine: you need to be treated wisely.


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