Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Definition:Used by the ancient Greeks for its aromatic properties, thyme works to relax stomach spasms and promotes healing. Thymol, or thyme oil, is used in Listerine for its antiseptic action.
Applications:Bronchitis, coughs, digestive ailments, gas, gingivitis, gout, headaches, laryngitis, lung disorders, sciatica pain, sore throats, stomach problems, throat maladies and worms.
Scientific Updates:The thymol content of thyme works as an expectorant and cough suppressant and is frequently used in cough syrups prescribed for lung ailments like bronchitis. When combined with fenugreek, thyme works to relive the pain of migraine headaches. The carminative properties of thyme make it an effective treatment for stomach upsets.

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