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Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is an herb that belongs to the mint family (Lamiaceae). It’s currently cultivated throughout the world, and the leaves are commonly dried and used as culinary seasoning.

 

The name Thyme is derived from the Latin thymus, which goes back to Greek thymós "spirit", originally meaning "smoke".

 

Thyme herb is primarily known for its anti-microbial qualities, which make it a naturally powerful anti-septic. It can be used internally for infection and externally for infected wounds.

 

Thyme is an excellent expectorant and can be used for colds, coughs, flus, respiratory infection, laryngitis, tonsillitis and sore throats. It is often incorporated in herbal cough remedies as an anti-spasmodic and it is indicated for use in bronchitis, whooping cough, and asthma.

 

As a carminative agent Thyme is also indicated for digestive infections, as it will settle the digestive system, relieve flatulence. Used for intestinal infections, intestinal worms, fungal growths, thrush and mouth fungi, wound cleanser, indigestion, and as a skin disinfectant.

 

The active component of thyme essential oil is thymol, which gives it its antiseptic properties. Thyme oil is commonly used in natural mouthwash and toothpaste. It effectively kills germs and infections in the mouth and protects the teeth from plaque and decay. Thymol also kills fungi and is commercially added to hand sanitizers and antifungal creams.

 

Where to buy Thyme? Thyme is available as a tea, essential oil, liquid extract, tincture and in capsules and tablets. Talk to your Mr Vitamins health professional to discover which thyme supplement is be best suited to your needs.

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