Thyme /Thymus sp. Diversae/
It is distributed on sunny rocky places and meadows in Bulgaria. The above-ground part of the plant is used and is harvested during flowering -May – September.
Essential oil (consists of thymol, carvacrol, y-terpineol, L-borneol, L-cymol, L- and d-pinene, y-terpinene, caryophyllene, linalool), restrictive acids, flavonoids, tannins and bitter substances, mineral salts , resin, vitamin C, pigments.
Thyme is above all sharp and fiery
Health benefits of thyme
Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels
Ingestion of thyme has been shown to cause antihypertensive activity, making it a great herbal choice for anyone suffering from symptoms of high blood pressure. The extract also shows that it lowers cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL levels, while raising HDL cholesterol levels.
Thyme consists of a high concentration of iron and other essential minerals, which makes it ideal for stimulating the production of red blood cells, thus enhancing blood circulation and oxygenation of the body’s major systems.
The concentration of carotenoids and vitamin A found in thyme make it an effective antioxidant for the health of your eyesight. Каротеноидите помагат за неутрализиране на свободните радикали в очната ви система и забавят появата на дегенерация и предотвратяват катаракта.
Thyme consists of large amounts of vitamins (B6), which have a powerful effect on some neurotransmitters in the brain that are directly related to stress hormones.
Thyme for bronchitis
Thyme has been used for centuries to treat coughs and bronchitis.
Prevention and treatment of anemia
Thyme is an excellent source of iron, providing almost 20% of the daily recommended dose of this mineral. Iron is essential for the development of red blood cells and energy production. Iron deficiency can cause anemia, exhaustion and increased susceptibility to infection. Including thyme in your diet helps prevent and treat anemia and other blood disorders.
Protects the heart
Thyme consists of a rich combination of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, which can have very small effects on the heart, but potassium and manganese are especially important. Potassium is a vasodilator, which means that it can reduce stress on the cardiovascular system by relaxing blood vessels and lowering blood pressure. This can prolong your life by preventing atherosclerosis and avoiding strokes, heart attacks and coronary heart disease.
The high levels of vitamin C found in thyme make it a natural booster of the immune system. Vitamin C helps stimulate the production of white blood cells, which are the first line of defense in the body’s immune system. Vitamin C plays a crucial role in the production of collagen, which is essential for the creation and repair of cells, muscles, tissues and blood vessels.
Treats respiratory problems
Thyme is one of the most famous and long-standing traditional remedies for respiratory problems. If you suffer from bronchitis, chronic asthma, colds, flu, blocked sinuses or seasonal allergies, thyme acts as an expectorant and anti-inflammatory. Helps eliminate phlegm and mucus from the airways, relieves inflammation to help breathing and prevents the development of germs that can lead to disease. Making thyme leaves in a powerful tea is the best way to achieve relief from respiratory ailments.
Prevents foodborne infections
Thyme is quite useful to protect you from food poisoning and infections caused by food pathogens. It is a great food preservative for products such as meat, as it fights bacteria such as Salmonella typhimurium, Staphylococcus aureus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which cause food poisoning.
Антибактериалната способност на мащерката е по-ефективна от тази на канелата, залива и карамфила за предотвратяване на хранителни патогени като Salmonella enteritidis, Escherichia coli, Campylobacter jejuni, Staphylococcus aureus и Listeria monocytogenes.
Thyme is one of the essential oils used in aromatherapy. By working on neurotransmitters, it affects the activity of neurons and thus can improve your mood. This can reduce nervous conditions such as depression, insomnia and nightmares.
Thyme is an excellent source of vitamin K and a great source of iron, calcium and manganese. These minerals play an important role in bone health, promoting proper bone growth and development and reducing the risk of bone disorders. These minerals play an important role in bone health, promoting proper bone growth and development and reducing the risk of bone disorders.
Stimulates hair growth
Доставката на хранителни вещества до космените фоликули е жизненоважна за растежа на косата. Thyme improves blood circulation to the scalp. Rubbing an oil mixture with thyme or thyme essential oil is beneficial in facilitating the supply of nutrients to the scalp and promotes hair growth, in addition to making it healthier and shinier.
The antibacterial properties of thyme make it one of the popular medicines for bad breath, as it helps fight bacteria and infections in the mouth. The increase in bacteria in the mouth is responsible for causing bad breath. Thyme is also used as an ingredient in antiseptic mouthwashes to treat tooth decay and gingivitis.
Thyme is very effective against Shigella sonnei. This is actually a bacterium that can cause diarrhea. Thyme essential oils are also used as natural food preservatives.
Thymol, a compound found in thyme, is an ingredient in many different pesticides. It has been shown to effectively repel mosquitoes, which can help prevent mosquito-borne diseases.
Thyme is an excellent support for the immune and respiratory systems, as well as the digestive, nervous and other body systems. Here are some of the best ways this herb can help improve your health. Therapeutic action and application: Pain and sedative, gas, disinfectant, antifungal, anthelmintic. The healing effect is given to the essential oil, tannins and some compounds.