Hello readers.Spring came, and after it comes the warm summer, so bright and beautiful.Summer - it's time to gather and harvest herbs, berries, fruits, herbs.We all understand that the nature of our health care.The earth gives us all good to love and joy to stay here.Herbs is an integral part of the "natural pharmacy" to maintain, strengthen and preserve our precious health.And as I grew up in the village, we are often with her mother collected herbs, including thyme, so I have something to say about it.

Today I want to talk about this as a medicinal plant thyme.Thyme is added to some dishes to give them a zest, refined taste and aroma.I love tea with thyme.Delicious, healthy and fragrant.The healing properties of this plant are impressive, do not forget to mention contraindications.Due to the large amount of nutrients, this plant has proved itself for colds and diseases of the upper respiratory tract.

When harvest thyme?Photo

Thyme - perennial plant.It has a very beautiful and fragrant purple

flowers.Flowers beautiful honey-thyme, always circling around them a lot of insects.Flowers are small and thyme are collected in inflorescence.The leaves are also small and oblong.But the plant blooms from May to August.

thyme grows in forest clearings, in the hills along the narrow sandy slopes.Thyme can be found in the steppe, forest and steppe zone of Belarus, Ukraine, Trans-Baikal, in the European part of Russia, in the Caucasus.Now, due to the very popular and useful properties of the plant, it is grown.

In folk medicine used for therapeutic purposes flowers, leaves, twigs of the plant.Branches cut better with the leaves and flowers.Time billet plant from June to July.Thyme is best to cut or gently pluck, but not the roots.Great time collection - morning.Drying in the dryer can be, and can be spread with a thin layer under the canopy.When raw materials dried up its shift in cotton bags and store in a dry place.It can be stored in cardboard boxes.

Thyme.Useful.Medicinal properties

Thyme contains: essential oils, vitamin C, B vitamins, flavonoids, carotene, tannins, resins, bitterness, gum, organic acids.

  • very well established thyme, as a medicinal plant in the treatment of cough, upper respiratory tract and common colds.Since this herb has expectorant and bronchodilator effect.
  • addition, thyme inherent anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic properties.
  • Broth, tea and infusion of thyme increases vitality, copes with fatigue, increases efficiency.
  • Apply a plant for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Thyme is used for bruises, muscle pain, rheumatism and various skin rashes.
  • tea thyme perfectly tones and strengthens the body.Apply it is possible for the prophylaxis of influenza in the season and colds.
  • addition, thyme preparations strengthen the immune system, helps to fight insomnia.Applied for the treatment of migraine headaches, as a sedative.
  • tea thyme positive effect on the digestive tract improving digestion.Regular use of a decoction of thyme eliminates the "fermentation" in the gut.
  • Thyme inhibits the development of pathogenic microflora in the intestines, so it is useful to take a decoction, tea, infusions, women, men and children.
  • Thyme has wound-healing and disinfectant properties.
  • Thyme is used for bad breath.Brewed grass and rinse the mouth and drink inside.

Thyme is used internally and externally as lotions, decoctions, tinctures, infusions, teas, are also used for inhalations and drinking tea as a regular.

extract of thyme is a part of children's cough syrups.

A bath with thyme is used for joint pain, bruises and rheumatism.Baths with thyme perfectly relax after exercise.

For insomnia, nervous stress, under stress, use thyme.My grandmother, for example, "fills" linen bag with dry grass.Puts a pouch next to the pillow.It helps her to cope with insomnia and promotes good sleep.

Thyme can prepare yourself, or you can buy it from herbalists or pharmacy.Now sold in stores are usually black tea with thyme.

Medicinal properties of thyme for women

Just want to note that during pregnancy drugs from thyme is better not to use, since it is the tone of smooth muscles of the uterus.

But even in the recommended breastfeeding tea from thyme as warm tea enhances milk production and improves lactation.

tea drink thyme useful for painful menstruation, inflammation of appendages.When inflammation of the appendages of tea or a decoction is used in treatment.

Apply thyme in the form of decoctions, infusions, for the preservation and maintenance of female beauty.Apply for rinsing hair, dandruff, itching and irritation of the scalp.

When rashes, acne, sores on the face use a decoction of thyme.When acne face rubbed thyme broth with lemon juice.On the cup of broth juice of half a lemon.

Apply thyme catarrhal diseases, laryngitis, viral diseases.That in turn has anti-inflammatory and expectorant.

Medicinal properties of thyme for

men Thyme perfectly reduces muscle spasms, normalizes blood pressure.It helps to combat fatigue and nervous stress.

This herb has a positive effect on the male body, to maintain men's health in general.

powerful anti-inflammatory property of thyme helps to cope with prostatitis and normalize work urogenital system in inflammatory diseases.

Thyme has a diaphoretic effect on the body, so its id are used at high temperatures, when you cough, the flu, colds.You can drink with honey, it is doubly useful.

preparations of thyme enhance digestion.In turn, this has a positive effect on the internal organs.The infusion of thyme eliminates gas and bloating in the intestine, and promotes better absorption of fatty foods.

turns out that thyme causes aversion to alcohol.But in my environment, I have not heard, the use of thyme for the treatment of alcoholism.

Thyme.Contraindications

Despite the therapeutic properties, there are contraindications have thyme, that you should know too.

  • Thyme is contraindicated in pregnant women.
  • grass contraindicated in diseases of the kidneys and liver.
  • When allergies and are hypersensitive to this herb.
  • In very rare cases, you may be allergic to grass, skin rash and redness.In this case, treatment should be discontinued thyme.
  • not recommend the use of thyme in thyroid diseases.

thyme Before treatment, it is best to consult with your doctor, especially when it comes to the treatment of children.

tea thyme.

very tasty and healthy drink - tea from thyme.Especially that adding honey to it, the benefits of the beverage increases at times.Do not add honey in hot tea, it is best to eat a bit of sugar.

Surprisingly, summer tea with thyme perfectly helps to cope with thirst, and in the cold winter - warm.After all, imbued with the sun grass, heat, light, unique flavor.Especially since the tea is very pleasant, tasty and fragrant.

couple of sprigs of thyme boiled water, cover, and after 20 minutes - ready fragrant and delicious tea.It is possible to prepare a drink from a mixture of herbs.Thyme, mint, chamomile, currant leaves, raspberry.A teaspoon of herb mixture pour a glass of boiling water, leave for 20 minutes, strain and drink as tea.

infusion and decoction of thyme

decoction and infusion.They differ in that the broth is simmered or in a water bath, but infusion - insist.It is believed that herbal teas are more effective, but the infusion is prepared easily.

tablespoon herb spoon to pour half a liter of boiling water, drain.It turns infusion.A decoction should be boiled at low heat for about 5 minutes.Also, take a spoonful of herbs and pour, but not boiling water and normal water.Half a liter of water is enough.Once the broth prokipel, it should be set aside and let stand 20-25 minutes.Strain and take as needed.

applied decoctions and infusions rinse the throat and mouth, bruises, swelling of the skin, as a compresses and lotions.Administered orally at a temperature, coughing, colds.Typically, when used cold tea with thyme.The taste you can add honey and lemon.Can take on a glass three times a day.

With a cold you can do inhalations with a decoction of thyme, wrapped a towel to breathe over the steam.Per liter of water is usually added a handful of herbs, boil and make inhalation.

Here's a bright, beautiful, fragrant herb thyme.Growing under our feet a natural remedy, which copes with many ailments.