Thyme or wild thyme (Thymus serpyllum)
Everything you have to know about Thyme and thyme tea ;) One of my daily fav tea <3
The people also call her scream, grandmother's soul, wild basil and chabrac, thyme, small marjoram, uterus, incense.
Medicinal parts of the plant are flowers and leaves, which are rich in vitamins C and A.
This plant can be used as a natural remedy in the form of tea, compresses, tinctures and essential oils.
There is a difference between thyme or wild thyme and that of common or garden thyme (Thymus vulgaris), which is more commonly used as a spice. As thyme grows, spreading and crawling on the ground, garden thyme rises in height.
Thyme is an antispasmodic, antiseptic and diuretic.
Proven to be strong against fungi and bacteria.
This wild plant has also proven to be a true ally of women's health, whether it is heart and blood pressure, fears and anxiety, menstrual cycle or migraines.
The benefits of thyme for women's health:
1. Regulates the menstrual cycle and relieves cramps
2. It helps with vaginal infections and oral infections
3. It lowers blood pressure and calms the heart
4. Helps with breast cancer
5. Strengthens immunity and helps with anemia
6. Removes acne and cleanses the skin
7. Reduces anxiety and removes fears
The scent of this plant and its essential oil calms the nervous system.
Among the ancient Greeks, who massaged themselves with thyme oil, the scent of this plant was a symbol of elegance and grace. Thyme is also believed to help relieve anxiety and depression.
Thyme calms and strengthens the nerves, relieves restlessness, insomnia and migraines, reduces fears, and can also help with claustrophobia.
- Pour one tablespoon of thyme with 2 dl of boiled water, cover and leave to stand for about 30 minutes.
- Then proceed.
- Consume it several times a day.
Drink the tea freshly prepared and always cover it, otherwise its medicinal ingredients will evaporate. You can also drink thyme tea for headaches, migraines and irritability. In that case, you can also add a little dried rosemary to the tea.
Note: Thyme tea and tincture are not intended for pregnant women because they act as a stimulant to the uterus and can lead to abortion.
The plant is harvested from May to September. If you harvest it yourself, do not pluck the whole plant, but use scissors to cut only the upper, medicinal plants, the leaves and flowers.