The U.S Center for Health Statistics reports that around 6.9 percent of Americans have used at least one prescription drug in the last month. As a rebellion against the Big Pharma, many people have started turning back to ancient remedies.
Thyme, for instance, is praised as “cure-all” that helps relieve the symptoms of many diseases. According to a study done at the University of Teramo, thyme has strong antioxidant capacity due to its high phenol and thymol content. Additionally, researchers from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid found that thyme extract reduced the release of cytokines and increased the secretion of anti-inflammatory macrophages. “These results may suggest that essential oils from thyme extracts could be used as novel options for treatment of chronic diseases based on inflammatory processes,” the researchers conclude.
Thyme has been found to be beneficial for conditions like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, so people with Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis are recommended to use it on a regular basis.
Vertigo- Meniere’s Disease
There is an ancient natural remedy using thyme and fenugreek for dizziness associated with Meniere’s Disease.
Inflammatory & Autoimmune Diseases – Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, Multiple Sclerosis
Thyme extract could be used for the treatment of chronic diseases like lupus, vertigo, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple arthritis, and chronic fatigue due to its potent anti-inflammatory properties.
Carvacrol, a compound found in thyme, is a great remedy for sore throat and its effectiveness has been proven in multiple studies!
Thymol, the active compound in thyme, has been long used as antiseptic. According to recent studies from scientists at the Medical University of Lodz, thyme extract has powerful activity against Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, Escherichia, and Pseudomonas genera.
Treatment of Coughs and Bronchitis
Thyme has been approved as a treatment for whooping cough and bronchitis.
The antispasmodic properties of thyme relax the arteries and veins, which in turn eases the stress on the heart and lowers blood pressure.
Carvacrol has been found to have a positive effect on mood. It works by increasing serotonin and dopamine levels, which increases motivation and improves overall mood.
A Simple but Potent Natural Remedy
Here is how to prepare thyme to reap its benefits in an all-natural and completely safe way!
- One and a half cup of filtered water
- Several sprigs (a good handful) of dried thyme
- A teaspoon of organic honey
- Wash the thyme thoroughly to remove any dirt
- Boil the filtered water
- Add the thyme springs when the water reaches a boiling point
- Turn off the heat and steep the thyme for an additional fifteen minutes
- Strain into a cup
- Add honey (optional)