Saturday, February 19, 2011


  • Thyme is a herb used for culinary purposes as well as for medicinal properties.
    Here is a list of the health and medicinal benefits of thyme.
  • Thymol, the oil present in thyme leavesis used in mouthwashes to act as a breath freshener.
  • The anti-bacterial properties make it an effectiveremedy against mucous membranes present in the stomach and lungs.
  • The antiseptic properties make it an useful remedy for insect bites, burns and wounds.
  • A good remedy for bronchitis, cough and cold is to have fresh thyme leaves along with a teaspoon of honey, two to three times a day.
  • Thyme aids digestion and is especially useful after eating red meat.
  • Women who wish to seek relief fromtheir painful menstrual cycles should eat fresh thyme leaves because they contain anti-spasmodic properties.
  • Thyme oil is known to provide a soothing effect on the senses, alleviate mood, physical exhaustion and reduce insomnia by fostering good sleep.
Information source .. Bombay Times
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