July 21, 2010

Wild thymeWild Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) is a medicinal herb which is native to dry regions of Europe, especially high valleys of the Alps, plateaus, moorlands and so on. It is distinguished from Common Thyme and is cultivated separately for its high therapeutic values.  This medicinal herb has been used for a long period of time: in particular, in Ancient Greece its name was associated with power and high spirit. Also, it was used in Tibetan medicine as an effective tonic and relaxant.

Aromatic properties of this herb are used not only in medicine, but also in culinary, where this herb plays a role of taste enhancer for stews, red and white meat, soups and other dishes. To benefit from its curative properties, this herb is commonly used in the form of wild thyme tea, famous for its pleasant taste and delicate aroma. Wild thyme benefits include sedative, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic, calming, expectorant, emmenagogue, carminative and other powers of this herbal remedy.

Wild thyme teaThis herbal remedy is rich in organic acids, carotene, flavonoids, vitamins D and C, thymol and cymol, as well as other useful nutrients and microelements. For centuries, wild thyme has been used to treat depression, mood swings, nervous tension, alcoholism, headaches and other related problems. Also, wild thyme tea or infusions can aid those people who suffer from respiratory problems of various nature: bronchitis, sore throats, coughs, sinusitis and so on. Wild thyme tea is recommended to everyone who has minor digestion problems like weak stomach, colic, spasms, gas, etc.

Besides, regular consumption of this herbal remedy is linked to better muscle tone, lower occurrence of cramps and spasms, relieving discomfort and pains caused by mastitis, and other effects. Wild thyme benefits include external use of the infusion to treat cuts, insect bites, wounds and other physical damage of skin. Unique aroma of this herbal remedy can be applied for treating headaches, nervous agitation, migraines and nightmares. In aromatherapy, in order to achieve excellent relaxing effects, wild thyme is commonly mixed with rosemary or other calming essential oils.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

One Response to “Wild Thyme Tea”

  1. laroutedes10No Gravatar Says:

    Infusion Tea definitely a great way to treat……