Thyme (Thymus serpyllum)
Thyme (Thymus serpyllum)
This plant is often labeled as a permanent semi-shrub, with a height of about 30 cm with an upright or creeping stems, which is round or square, and to the habitat on which to grow, unequal surmounted hair. Its leaves are of unequal shapes and sizes of 5-15 mm, lineal to rounded, oval, lance-shaped, the edge entire, rough, almost leathery. Bright red to dark-purple little flowers develop at the tips of branches, and the whole assembly is rounded. The plant is rich in forms and is distributed in over 20 subspecies and forms.
The flowers of this plant have strong and pleasant smell, but the taste is somewhat bitter. Thyme’s medicinal ingredients can be found in the leaves and flowers. Thyme likes dry, sunny places with hedges, pastures, rocky slopes and rocks, near roads. The daily use of thyme tea is recommended as protection during epidemics, because it has the capacity to stop the development and even destroy some of many pathogenic germs.
TIME OF HARVEST
Harvested in May, June, July, August and September.
Modern science has proved the presence of a range of therapeutic agents which justify the use of thyme. Among them are the most important essential oils, thymol, carvacrol, bitter substances, flavones. Thyme is rich in iron, calcium and other medicinal ingredients.
Thyme is a medicinal herb for dissolving and an easier mucus secretion and, a strong power of disinfection and is very effective for excessive mucus in the respiratory organs, thus helping the lungs, coughing, whooping cough, bronchial catarrh and others. Further successes in the treatment are achieved, if thyme is used as a tool for strengthening the stomach and nerves, as well as a very effective drink for diseases of the stomach and intestines – in particular reduces stomach cramps – and insomnia by both adults and children.
Thyme fumigated the airways, soothes coughs, whooping cough, nerves. Makes one drowsy, promotes sweating. Strengthens the stomach and nerves and is a good disinfectant.
Helps with irregular periods, in case of problems with bladder and kidneys.
It comes with the benefits of strengthening of nervous and rheumatic patients, helps with pneumonia, bronchial sufferers and purulent processes in the lungs. Can be used to massage with rheumatism, gout, shaking (tremor) limbs, general nerve weakness and to strengthen the brain.
Thyme is a plant that primarily helps women. It works strong antiseptic for internal respiratory and urogenital organs. This plant works in the organism by stimulating the mental and physical functions, and you can use it in many ways. Thyme regulates and promotes menstruation, and is also used to treat migraines, kidney disease, anemia, insomnia and rheumatism.