7 Health Benefits Of Thyme You Should Know

7 Health Benefits Of Thyme You Should Know

By The Times of India on February 20, 2014

Often used in pasta recipes, this fragrant herb comes packed with nutrients that are beneficial to skin, hair and body. Here’s looking at the health benefits of thyme.

Improves vision: Rich in Vitamin A that is a fat-soluble vitamin and an antioxidant essential for healthy mucus membranes and skin, thyme promotes healthy vision.

Cures cold: Thyme contains antiseptic and antibiotic properties that make it a great remedy when you have a cold, cough or sore throat. According to a study, the herb is known to treat bronchitis and coughs. A cup of thyme tea is recommended for those with cold.

Cures acne: Due to its antibacterial properties, thyme is often used in acne creams and face washes.

Prevents hair loss: When combined with other herbs and used as an essential oil, thyme can strengthen the roots of your hair and improve its growth.

Controls blood pressure levels: This herb contains an aqueous extract that can reduce blood pressure in hypertensive situations.

Improves bone health: Since this is a good source of Vitamin K, iron, calcium and manganese, thyme can improve your bone’s health. These essential nutrients aid in the growth of bones and reduce the risk of bone-related diseases.

Aids digestion: Experts often recommend thyme tea to those suffering from indigestion and bloating. The volatile oils in thyme can provide relief from intestinal cramping.

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