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Thyme (Organic)

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Thyme (Organic)

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Common/synonyms Name:  Common Thyme, Garden Thyme.

Family: Labiatae.

Habitat/cultivation:  Thyme is cultivated worldwide from seed. Preferring light chalky soil. Harvested in mid to late summer.

Parts used:  Flowers leaves and stems.

Properties/traditional use: Infections. The  antiseptic and tonic properties of thyme make it a useful tonic for the immune system in chronic, especially fungal, infections. Also used as an effective remedy for chest infections, such as bronchitis, whooping cough and pleurisy. A pleasant tasting infusion can be taken for minor throat and chest infections.  The fresh  leaves can be chewed to aid sore throats. Asthma & hay fever. Thyme is prescribed with other herbs or asthma especially in children. Worms . Thyme is often used to treat worms. External use. Thyme applied to the skin relives bites, stings and is used for sciatica, rheumatic aches and pains

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Common/synonyms Name: Common Thyme, Garden Thyme.

Family: Labiatae.

Habitat/cultivation: Thyme is cultivated worldwide from seed. Preferring light chalky soil. Harvested in mid to late summer.

Parts used: Flowers leaves and stems.

Properties/traditional use: Infections. The  antiseptic and tonic properties of thyme make it a useful tonic for the immune system in chronic, especially fungal, infections. Also used as an effective remedy for chest infections, such as bronchitis, whooping cough and pleurisy. A pleasant tasting infusion can be taken for minor throat and chest infections.  The fresh  leaves can be chewed to aid sore throats. Asthma & hay fever. Thyme is prescribed with other herbs or asthma especially in children. Worms . Thyme is often used to treat worms. External use. Thyme applied to the skin relives bites, stings and is used for sciatica, rheumatic aches and pains

Active constituents: Volatile oil with variable content (thymol, methlchavicol, cineole, borneol) Flavonoids (apigenin, luteolin thymonin, naringenin) Tannins.

Actions: Antiseptic, Tonic, Relives muscle spasms, Expectorant, Expels worms.

Cautions: Considered safe, excessive amounts can effect menstrual cycles. When isolated from the plant Thymol is toxic and should be used with great care and in moderation. The essential oil should not be used if pregnant, should never be applied undiluted and is not suitable for use with children or animals.

Research: Research in Scotland in 1990s suggests that thyme and its volatile oil have a tonic effect and have a countering effect on ageing. The oil is also antiseptic

Dosage: Tincture 5ml daily, Max 40ml a week. Dried herb – half a teaspoon in tea steeped for 10 minutes as and when required

Folk-lore: The name thyme is derived from the Greek thumos, as identical with the Latin fumus– smoke, having reference to the ancient use of Thyme in sacrifices, because of its fragrant odour; or, it may be, as signifying courage (thumos), which its cordial qualities inspire. With the Greeks Thyme was an emblem of bravery, and activity; also the ladies of chivalrous days embroidered on the scarves which they presented to their knights the device of a bee hovering about a spray of Thyme, as teaching the union of the amiable and the active.

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100g, 100ml, 250g, 250ml, 25ml, 500g, 500ml, 50g, 50ml

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