Thyme is a powerful antiseptic for both internal and external use. It enhances the immune system's fight against bacterial, viral and fungal infections especially in the respiratory, digestive and genito-urinary system, such as colds, coughs, flu, gastroenteritis, candida, cystitis and salpingitis.
It's relaxant effect on the bronchial tubes helps asthma and whooping cough, while it's expectorant action increases the production of fluid mucous and helps shift phlegm. The relaxing benefits of thyme can also be seen in the digestive tract, and used to good effect for wind and colic, irritable bowel syndrome and spastic colon.
It's astringent action combined with its antiseptic properties help curb diarrhea and it's causes, and will re-establish normal bacterial population in the gut, especially helpful in candidiasis. Thyme also acts as a cleansing liver tonic, stimulating the digestive system and liver function, making it useful for indigestion, poor appetite, anemia, skin complaints, lethargy, and gallbladder complaints.
Thyme has a pungent taste and warming properties. It stimulates the circulation and helps to throw off chills and lethargy and acts as an exhilarating tonic to the whole system. It's tonic action on the nervous system makes it excellent for physical and mental exhaustion, relieving tension, anxiety and insomnia and to lift the spirits in depression. As a diuretic, thyme reduces water retention, infections of the urinary tract, rheumatism and gout. It also regulates the menstrual cycle and clears infections of the reproductive tract.
Thyme Treats the Following
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