Thyme Extract Thymus vulgaris liquid.
Thyme is indispensable in the kitchen, but it is also indispensable in your herbal closet as a powerful antiseptic (it is an ingredient in Listerine) and expectorant that has been used for thousands of years to loosen phlegm in deep-seated chest infections and to ease bronchitis and asthma, Thyme is used to clear respiratory congestion, whooping cough, laryngitis, catarrh, and sore throat. . It also supports the gastrointestinal system, especially helping to rid the body of flatulence, as well as easing indigestion, gastritis, dyspepsia and stomach cramps. This herb also can be used to treat diarrhea, heartburn, colic, and diminished appetite. Taken at the beginning of a cold or the flu, Thyme will induce perspiration. It can be used as a skin wash to destroy fungal infections (such as Athlete’s foot and skin parasites). As a topical irritant it increases the blood flow to the surface and can be used in baths for neurasthenia, rheumatism, paralysis, bruises, swellings, and sprains. Thyme is also used as an antiseptic mouthwash. Moreover, Thyme is said to calm the nervous system, induce sleep, dispel nightmares, lift the spirits during depression and increase energy.