Thyme. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Thyme is a plant distributed throughout the Mediterranean area. Its Latin name thymus (smelly) reminds its intense aroma. Its leaves are rich in the essential oil of great value in their properties.

Thyme Properties

* Due to its antiseptic and spasmolytic properties is used in respiratory diseases: irritative cough, colds, flu, bronchitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, asthma, emphysema.
* The screw acts on the decline runny nasal secretions.
* Thyme has also proven highly effective in digestive diseases: slow digestion, intestinal parasites, gas, cramps, chronic gastritis, bloating, colitis, anorexia, asthenia.
* For gas disorders is recommended to associate it with charcoal.
* Your use antiseptic action allows for diarrhea.
* Conditions Urinary tract infections, prostatitis, cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis.
* Thyme is stimulating and antiviral virtues and as such can be used to prevent recurrences of shingles.
* For external use: dermatitis, boils, skin infections, vaginitis, conjunctivitis, otitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, rheumatic pains, stomatitis, toothache, alopecia, ulcers, bruises, sprains, bruises, burns.

Contraindications of Thyme
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.
- It is recommended not to use its essential oil internally through during pregnancy, lactation, children under six years old or patients with gastritis, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, liver disease and neurological diseases.
- Do not use in topical use in children younger than six years nor to people with respiratory allergies or with known hypersensitivity to this essential oil.

Side Effects of Thyme
- Caution should be exercised with the substance in high doses especially in children because of the application to allergic reactions on seizure events.
- Thymol, in high doses can cause liver toxicity, albuminuria and hematuria. Prolonged use of thymol-based mouthwashes, can cause thyrotoxicosis.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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