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The benefits and harms of Thyme

The use of thyme

From the top, the ground part of this plant is very valuable essential oil, which contains tannins, flavonoids, acetic and malic acid, the most active are thymol and carvacrol, which have more and antibacterial properties. Thymol refers to a derivative of phenol and is endowed with less toxicity and an irritating action on the mucous membranes, it has good bactericidal effect against pathogenic coccal flora and pathogenic fungi, as well as tapeworm.

Photos of thyme

Creeping thyme (Thymus serpillum L.) is a perennial shrub of the Lamiaceae family; it has creeping branched reddish-brown stems with oblong leaves and two-lipped mauve flowers, and forming capitate inflorescence, the fruit of this plant is a small nut, about 7 mm long. During the full flowering from June to August, collect branches with leaves and flowers, which are first dried and then threshed and sieved through a sieve. Dry grass retains its bitter-spicy taste and a pleasant smell.




In case of overdose thymol causes of the patient vomiting, on what is based therapeutic effect. Brew 1 Cup boiling water 15 grams of the dry herb of thyme and put on 10 minutes in a water bath, then drain the infusion and dilute it to the original volume. To be taken several times a day in this order: 50 ml of infusion, and then about half a glass of vodka.

Soon nausea and vomiting. Treatment may take 1-2 weeks. After which it is expected the emergence of full disgust to alcohol. In addition, it boosts the health and restores the strength and beneficial effect on male sexual function.

It is believed that a pillow stuffed with thyme, sleeping on it brings the person peace of mind, longevity and health. Traditionally this plant is used for aromatic baths (about 5 grams per bath) and an external agent in the form of lotions and compresses.

Thyme dried herb in many world cuisines used as an aromatic seasoning for meat, vegetable and fish dishes. However, it should be remembered and the potential damage of thyme in some cases. There are contraindications for pregnant women and those who suffer heart failure, kidney and liver, ulcer of stomach and duodenum.