Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Other Names of Thyme:
Sater, Nemamu Grass, Blackhead Thyme
Composition of Thyme:
It contains essential oil, bitter substance and tannin.
Benefits of Thyme:
Hippokrates gave importance to the Mediterranean thyme and used it for shortness of breath, poisoning, menstrual dilators, intestinal worms shedding and easy disposal of the stillborn baby.
In the Adapazarı region, the paste obtained by mixing the powder with honey is sold against psoriasis.
It is beneficial in the nervous system, asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis and other diseases, sterilizing the respiratory tract, normalizing low blood pressure, anemia, appetite, indigestion, stinking and gas in the intestines, diarrhea, cold. It strengthens the body. It cuts heart palpitations. It heals intestinal inflammations. It reduces the amount of sugar in the blood. In addition, the juice extracted from this plant is mixed with honey and used in stomach ailments.
It is used in tea form against stomach aches, as a circulation stimulant, as a spice and as a diuretic. Thyme has a yellowish essential oil. This oil contains thymol, which is important and gives off its scent.
Thymol is used in small doses against midi, expectorant, nerve enhancer and sore throat. In high doses, it is given as an antiseptic and antitus.