Thyme supports Immune and Respiratory functioning in our body as well as digestive and nervous systems. Thyme is closely related to Oregano, though there are many nutritive differences between these two herbs. For e.g. Thyme has more vitamin A and vitamin C than oregano. There are other differences as well, which we will cover in another post.
Five key health benefits of using Thyme are:
- Thyme has been used since ancient times to cure sore throat and other coughs and colds including bronchitis.
- Thyme can help with lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Thyme has been used to treat many gastric problems such as stomach pain, upset stomach, diarrhea, bedwetting, flatulence along with stomach/intestinal worms.
- Thyme is also a known natural diuretic and an appetite stimulant.
- Carvacrol, which is a major component of Thyme essential oil has been found to prevent and treat cancer.
In addition to the above health benefits of Carvacrol, it has also been found to enhance mood and the feeling of well-being.
If you have not been adding Thyme to your cherished recipes, it is “thyme” you do so. Try adding this wonderful aromatic herb to your soups and salads for not only wonderful taste but also amazing nutrition with vital healing benefits.