Thyme is also fast gaining a reputation for its medicinal qualities, such as its ability to help treat acne and high blood pressure, while another study found a combination of thyme and ivy leaves helped to alleviate coughing and other symptoms of acute bronchitis. Next time you are experiencing a cough or sore throat try drinking some thyme tea. This powerful herb is packed with vitamin C and is a good source of vitamin A. meaning it may help get you back to feeling better much sooner. Thyme contains generous levels of copper, fiber, iron and manganese as well.
There are other uses many have found, including as a disinfectant because the oils in this herb are known to reduce low mold levels in living environments.
You can also make a homemade pest and insect repellant by mixing four drops of thyme oil to every teaspoon of olive oil, or mixing five drops for every 2 ounces of water. Because of it's antiseptic and antifungal properties, it is a common ingredient in mouthwash. Thyme is also found in natural deodorants and is included in many potpourri.
Thyme contains an active substance called carvacrol which was found to boost feelings of well-being and help treat mild episodes of depression which was confirmed in a 2013 study.
Thyme is just one of many of the natural or organic herbs and spices we promote here which have an array of useful applications outside of the kitchen and will save you money by using these natural solutions over costly one's you may find over the counter at your pharmacy.