Thyme: beneficial properties of the plant
Thyme is a herbaceous plant, with a fairly pleasant odor, which is commonly called “thyme” in common people. In ancient times it was used for the manufacture of aromatic products. On the great Orthodox holiday of Trinity, this plant is decorated with temples and apartments. Thyme is useful and beautiful, it blooms for a long time, it is decorative on the garden, for example in rock gardens.
There are various types of thyme, but the most common is creeping. This thyme, the beneficial properties of which are represented in the largest range, has the appearance of a grassy shrub, spreading along the ground, with a strong pleasant smell. Flowering occurs from late spring to early autumn. The fruits are nuts that ripen in September and early November. Such a thyme is a woody plant with sprigs and light lilac flowers.
Thyme, whose beneficial properties are preserved in dried form, is collected at the very beginning of flowering.For medicinal raw materials only twigs with young leaves are suitable. Drying grass occurs in a shaded, well-ventilated place. Special dryers that are heated can also be used.
Thyme, whose properties are expressed as soothing, soothing pain, healing wounds, can also be used against seizures. In addition, it is a diuretic, expectorant, astringent, antispasmodic. Good thyme for use in the form of infusions, decoctions. Thyme, whose beneficial properties are listed above, can help in the treatment of a huge range of diseases of both the cardiovascular, urogenital and nervous systems, and the respiratory tract. Indications:
- The initial stage of hypertension, pain in the heart;
- neurosis, insomnia, seizures;
- diseases of the urinary tract and kidneys (has anti-inflammatory and diuretic effects);
- diseases of the biliary tract (choleretic agent);
- flu, cold (anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antibacterial action);
- bronchial asthma (relieves spasm);
- sore throat, laryngitis, pharyngitis;
- diseases of the joints, muscles;
- Spasms of the intestines and muscles of the stomach.
- with the help of decoctions and infusions of thyme herb, open wounds are also treated.
Do not use thyme, whose beneficial properties are so great, with hepatitis, pregnancy, acute infectious and allergic diseases of the kidneys and gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.
Thyme is also used in cooking. Most often, thyme is used as a spice for home canning. This seasoning is added to soups and main dishes. It has a pleasant strong smell, a sharp bitter taste. Thyme is successfully combined with fish and meat dishes, with fried chicken and eggs, with garlic and wine in sauces and dips. Complements the range of cheeses, salads. Promotes better digestion of fatty foods. Thyme in powder form is used in home bakeries for baking bread. Tea with thyme is very fragrant, well quenches thirst, gives strength and health.