The name Thyme is derived from from the Latin thymus, which can be traced further to the Greek thymós or "spirit", originally meaning "smoke". It was burned as incense by the ancient Greeks and Romans to restore strength and clarity to the mind and to clear the air of illnesses and diseases. Like its cousin, Sage, Thyme has now been proven to effectively neutralise dangerous airborne bacteria and microbes.
Thyme is rich in plant phenols such as thymol and carvacrol which are powerfully anti-spasmodic, making them potent cough suppressants. The antibacterial and expectorant qualities of this herb thin the mucus that the cough is trying to expel, whilst gently healing and soothing the bronchial tract. Thyme essential oil is one of nature’s most powerful antimicrobials, with its calvacrol content being the main weapon against many of the different bacteria that can cause this uncomfortable condition.
Precautions: Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not recommended in cases of epilepsy. Not recommended if you are taking medication to lower blood pressure.
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