Thyme is an herb we take for granted. We add it liberally to our sauces, chicken, soups and more as a culinary staple but this is an herb we can turn to time and again for help.
If you like to grow things thyme is a very easy herb to grow. You can put it in pots or garden spaces as borders. This plant (here in Texas) stays green year round. Our Texas summers push the plant back a bit in the heat of the year but it bounces back as soon as the weather begins to cool down. So plant it once and have it for a long time.
During this challenging time in our world today, many of us are looking for ways to boost our immune systems and help us to stay well. So, it’s time we looked at Thyme.
Did you know thyme supports lung health? It also has many other therapeutic properties. First, this herb is considered beneficial for coughs, colds, respiratory issues, bronchitis, promoting breathing and help to break up phlegm. It is also thought to strengthen the lungs.
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. There is some clinical evidence of these effects.
According to a 2013 study in the European Respiratory Journal, thymol acts on receptors on the tongue, mouth, throat, and nasal passages in a way that may suppress coughs.
The study involved 18 volunteers, each of whom was exposed to cough stimuli. After using a thymol nasal spray, they underwent several tests to evaluate the urge to cough, the number of coughs experienced, and the threshold by which coughs occurred.
While the nasal spray had no effect on the cough threshold (the point where coughs occur in response to stimuli), it significantly reduced the number and severity of coughs as well as the overall urge to cough. The users reported that the spray had a pleasant cooling effect.
You can find much information on this herb. Here is a list of a few more things it is said to help: Atopic Dermoatitis, Intestinal Infections, and Menstrual Cramps.
Personally, I have used thyme as a gargle for sore throats and it worked so much and so quickly. I keep this growing and on hand dried all of the time. We hope you do your own research. For us – it’s always time for Thyme.
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*this information came from VeryWellHealth.com
This is for information purposes only. Always talk with your doctor before you add herbs in a medicinal way to your diet and always do your own research.