Thyme tincture is good healer for a wide range of respiratory infections and helps fight coughs associated with chest complaints. It is a natural expectorant and has antiseptic properties which encourages expulsion of mucus. Therefore it’s also good for soothing coughs and fighting nasal congestion. It is also a common herb used in cooking to flavour food. Thyme is from the mint family, has tiny, sage-green leaves and thin stalks. Thyme tincture is used medicinally for different health and medicinal benefits. Thus HMPC concluded that, on the basis of its long-standing use, thyme preparations can be used for productive (chesty) coughs associated with colds. Additionally thyme contain the compound thymol, which has strong anti bacterial, anti viral and anti fungal properties.
- Thyme is rich in volatile oils
- Thyme is anti-infectious, antiseptic, anti-fungal, expectorant and antispasmodic.
- Thyme is used for chest complaints such as bronchitis, coughs and bronchial inflammation.
- Thyme has been used as part of a treatment plan for clearing chronic fungal infections.
- It was also used to help expel thread worms
- It has been applied topically to help clear ringworm, athletes’ foot and other fungal infections .
- Thyme has been used in mouthwashes, toothpastes and antiseptic cleansers. Also in history Thyme, always considered a purifying herb, was valued by the ancient Romans and Greeks for its medicinal and culinary qualities and for use in perfumes. Additionally Pliny the Elder maintained its smell would repel all venomous beasts. Plus Culpepper tells us that thyme is a ‘ noble strengthener of the lungs, expels catarrh and ameliorates shortness of breath.’
Thyme oil is used in mouthwashes to help remove bad breath, prevent gingivitis, and as a general oral antiseptic. So Ttyme has been proven to be effective in painful menstraul cramps. Subsequently studies have found it useful to combat oral thrush when used as a mouthwash.
Botanical name: Thymus vulgaris
Common names: Thyme
Habitat: It is a native of Europe and cultivated widely.
Parts used: Aerial parts
Tincture Strength: 1:3:25% vol.alc: