Thymus vulgaris is also called Thyme and is used in many dishes around the world. Many natural food stores sell Thyme in the form of liquid extract. Did you know that Thyme also has many health benefits? You read that right! Thyme’s health benefits are equally well-known and widely used, both alone and when combined with other herbs. Let’s learn more about this wonderful herb.
The mint family Lamiaceae includes Thymus vulgaris. It is a flowering shrub that grows between 15-30 cm tall and 30-40 cm wide. Thyme is an evergreen shrub with small, aromatic leaves in grey-green color. The flowers of this plant are tiny, and clustered, and range from purple to pink. It is used as a ground cover in gardens. It is slightly sweeter and spicier than sage, but less spicy than oregano. Thyme hybridizes easily, so there are over 350 species. The most popular thyme for cooking is common thyme or lemon thyme.
The name Thymus vulgaris can also be translated as Garden thyme or German thyme.
Thyme Nutritive Value:
Thyme contains a lot of vitamins A and C, as well as copper, calcium, folate phosphorus potassium zinc manganese. Thymus vulgaris contains volatile oils such as carvacrol and borneol. Geraniol is also present, but most importantly, hymol. This oil has immune-boosting properties.
Benefits of Thymus vulgaris for Health:
- Maintain Respiratory Health:
Thyme has been shown to promote a healthy respiratory tract, maintain a healthy system of mucolytics, and assist a natural system of bronchodilation.
The Thymus vulgaris is known for its ability to regulate blood pressure.
- Improves Digestion:
Thyme tea can be used to relieve colic. It is also good for diarrhea, indigestion and helps the body’s fat metabolism.
- Improves Locomotive System:
Thymus vulgaris can be applied topically to treat rheumatic diseases and improve joint health.
Thymus vulgaris can be used as a whole herb, but adding other herbs to it may increase its effectiveness. Biogetica took advantage of this and combined Thymus vulgaris herbs with others like Borago, Echinacea, Tinospora, Calendula, Momordica, Curcuma, Zingiber, and many more to enhance the metabolism.
To make the most of this amazingly beneficial ingredient with numerous clinically verified therapeutic properties, we’ve included this natural extract in several of our protocols that help support the functioning of various systems of your body. Some of them include:
1. Respiratory Support Products:
2. CNS Support Products:
3. Immune Support Products:
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