Thyme contains flavonoids, active ingredients that relax muscles (muscle relaxant effect). Thyme is appreciated for its antiseptic, anti-infectious, antispasmodic and expectorant action (clears the respiratory tract). This plant stimulates the immune system and helps it fight infections better.
Thyme is indicated in the management:
- digestive disorders (difficult digestion, bloating, nausea, abdominal pain, gas);
- cough, nasal congestion (colds) and respiratory ailments (asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis, tonsillitis);
- infections of bacterial or fungal origin (yeast infection);
- skin diseases (acne, eczema, herpes, rosacea, scabies, shingles, chickenpox); • cavities, dental pain and mouth conditions (canker sores, gingivitis);
- small sores, itching and insect bites.
Thyme contains thymol, a molecule that helps prevent thrombosis (blood clots) and cardiovascular disease.
The use of thyme should be limited in people on anticoagulant therapy. It is not recommended during pregnancy.
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