Thyme – Organic

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Thyme, commonly found in our pantry or garden, a good source of iron used commonly in cooking in Mediterranean cuisine.

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It has been used for many centuries, the Ancient Egyptians used for embalming; used in funerals as believed to assure passage into the next life; it’s believed to be a source of courage, spread through Europe via the Romans; Scottish highlanders were known to drink thyme tea to get more power and courage & to prevent nightmares; in the Middle Ages placed under pillows to aid sleep and ward off nightmares; used to purify rooms & give aromatic flavour to cheeses and liquers.

Before antibiotics were in widespread use bandages used to be medicated with thyme; in Egypt it was used as a preservative, to protect paper against moulds & twigs of thyme were kept by nobility to protect themselves against ilnesses & stench. In 1725 a German apothecary discovered thyme contained thymol a powerful disinfectant & expectorant; used in a mix with clove, lemon & chamomile essential oils as a disinfectant and antiseptic in hospitals until the beginning of the 20th Century.

Rich in vitamins B-complex, C & D as well as iodine, small amounts of sodium, silicon and sulphur. It has antibacterial, antifungal, expectorant, antitussive (relieves coughing), carminative, antispasmodic, astringent, anthelmintic (parasite cleansing) actions, making it beneficial for the following health conditions:

Acute & chronic gastritis, aspergillosis, asthma, bronchial catarrh, bronchitis, colic, coughs, cystitis, diarrhoea, dry coughs, dyspepsia, emphysema, enuresis in children, enteritis, fungal infections, infected skin conditions, laryngitis, nervous coughs, pertussis, pleurisy, thrush (candida), tonsillitis & worms.


Organic Thyme Thymus vulgaris (foliage)


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