Thyme is a shrub of low height (up to 30 cm), with upright stems, extremely resistant, emitting a very pleasant aroma. The therapeutic properties of the thyme are known since the days of Hippocrates. Thyme is the best antiseptic and disinfectant herb we have at our disposal, mostly due to the high content of thymol that its essential oil has. Thymol is an antimicrobial and fungicidal substance.
The hot drink of the thyme is diaphoretic and thereby effective and soothing in cases of colds, bronchitis, tonsillitis, coughs and asthma. The leaves, when dry, have a brown and green colour and give off their scent when crushed. Their flavour is very strong, slightly acrid and rich.
Avg Thymol As a Component of the Essential Oil
First Use Years Before
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Kinds of Thymus Genus In Greece
Use Of Thyme
Known and loved for its strong and intoxicating aroma. The leaves and flowers are used as a spice for various dishes, mainly fish, meat and various sauces and marinades.
As A Medical Herb
Thyme is one of the first plants used as a cold relief. It has been proved that thyme is a natural treatment for mild to severe cough. Thyme has also been used successfully for the treatment of bronchitis. Also, this herb is rich in vitamin A, necessary for healthy vision. In addition, vitamin A in thyme can contribute to healthy skin.
As an Essential Oil
A little amount of essential oil in the bath is soothing and relaxing. From the essential oil of thyme, many ointments and medications are manufactured, which fight skin problems, muscle aches and even hair loss.
Infusion: (Pour water from a cup in a saucepan and add I teaspoon of the dried herb). Boil for 2 minutes, drain and add, if desired, a spoonful of honey.
- Thymol 63%
- P-cymene 23%
- C-terpinene 4,8%
- Carvacrol 2%