Are you wondering about the health benefits of thyme? It’s important to know the effects of thyme and how it can help you. Even though it’s generally recognized as safe, it’s still a good idea to understand why and how it’s applied to the skin.
Thyme is truly an amazing herb and has so many great options and uses. Not only does it taste wonderful in Mediterranean dishes, but it’s also good for your health. (and if you ever have further questions, you can always seek medical advice or opinions as well)
Below are some of its many many benefits. Pair it up with a carrier oil and see what works best for you.
I’ve been using common thyme for quite some time because I love its antibacterial properties but each person has to figure out what their need and purpose are for using it. Some use it for anti-inflammatory purposes while others use it for antifungal properties. Check out some of the antimicrobial activity options below.
Health Benefits of Thyme
While these are just some of the health benefits of thyme, do your own research and educate yourself on what you’re hoping to get out of using thyme as well.
Keeps Your Heart Healthy
Thyme works to keep your heart healthy in a number of ways. First, it contains potassium, which helps to relax your blood vessels and keep your blood pressure in check.
Second, thyme contains iron and other essential minerals that boost your body’s red cell production, improving your overall blood circulation.
Protects Your Vision
Including thyme in your diet may help to ensure your vision remains crisp and clear. It contains carotenoids that act as an antioxidant for your ocular system.
Carotenoids reduce the damaging effects of free radicals on the eye, slowing the development of conditions causing the loss of vision such as macular degeneration.
Gives Your Immune System a Boost
Vitamin C is great for your immune system because it stimulates your body’s production of white blood cells. Because thyme contains high levels of vitamin C, consuming the spice regularly goes a long way toward preventing you from getting sick. When you feel a sore throat coming on, it may be time to ingest more thyme… no pun intended!
It also contains doses of vitamin B6, which your body needs to produce the cells that actually make up your immune system.
Soothes Respiratory Issues
Perhaps the most well-known benefit of thyme is its ability to relieve respiratory issues. The spice reduces the inflammation that makes breathing uncomfortable and gets rid of mucus and phlegm in the respiratory tract.
Combined with its immune-boosting power, this makes thyme the perfect natural remedy for a cold. For best results, buy thyme in leaf form and use it to brew tea.
Many people will use thyme for respiratory tract infections and sore throats as well. (Depending on severity and need, seeing a doctor might be needed.)
Benefits of Thyme Essential Oil
Wondering about the benefits of thyme? Here are some that you need to know!
Promotes mental clarity, focus, and courage
When adding thyme to a diffuser, the scent may really help hone in your senses so that you can find mental clarity with ease.
Many people like to use this scent in the workplace or office as it’s such a nice and relaxing addition.
Removes dirt and grime
With just a few drops of Thyme Essential Oil, you can remove dirt and grime from around the house with ease. You can add it to cleaning products or even just distilled water. Leave those store-bought options on the shelf and make your own instead!
Here are some great natural cleaning recipes using thyme that you could use as well:
Repels bugs and pests
Lemon Thyme is actually really great at getting rid of those pesky bugs and mosquitos. And if you’re good with growing plants, why not grow your own?
But keep in mind that lemon thyme doesn’t actually work without a little bit of effort on your part. To repel the bugs, you’ll actually have to rub the leaves (or break them open a bit) to get that scent out into the open.
And then once you do, you should start to notice a decrease in the amount of bugs in your area.
Blends Well With:
- Black Cumin
- Black Pepper
- Cinnamon Bark
- Clove Bud
- Cucumber Seed
More Essential Oils:
A tad bit about Rocky Mountain Oils:
Shipping – All orders within the United States qualify for free economy shipping. Orders have an estimated delivery time of 2-7 business days! They even have a neat little chart to help you estimate your shipping time if choosing the free shipping option.
Return Policy – Products can be returned for any reason, even if opened, for up to 90 days. Yes, seriously! They even send you a shipping label so you don’t have to pay to return the product. No more worries about “what if it doesn’t work or I am allergic” simply return it!
Safe and Healthy – RMO provides GC/MS (Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry) test results from a verified third party, independent lab for each one of their essential oil products. In fact, on the bottom of your bottle is a batch number. You can go to their site and enter your number. This will give you the results of your bottle’s testing!
Whether you use fresh thyme, dried thyme, or the essential oil variety, you’ll reap the benefits it provides. Honestly, if you’ve never tried it for medicinal purposes, you really don’t know what you’re missing!