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Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)



antiseptic, expectorant, antispasmodic, expectorant, diuretic, anti-worm, anti-diarrheal, invigorating, nerve-strengthening, immunizing, bactericidal, antiviral, antiparasitic, antifungal, antibacterial

Areas of application:

Dry cough, whooping cough, bronchitis, cough, regulates menstruation, thin stools, activates and strengthens the immune system, strengthens stroke patients, melancholics, weakness, infectious diseases of the intestines, diarrhea, worms, lungs, kidneys and bladder, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle weakness, Cramps, gum, mouth and nose mucosa, runny nose, stomach diseases, gastrointestinal flu, fungal diseases, pharyngitis, bladder infections, susceptibility to infections, weak constitution, genital warts, skin inflammation, acne, tooth decay, gum inflammation, seizures such as epileptic seizures, lice, Scabies, pubic lice, warts

Plant parts used:

Leaves, upper half of the flowering herb

Collection time:

April to October

To find:

Possible in the Mediterranean region, in our case more likely in the garden


Thymol, essential oil, carvacrol, borneol, pinene, cymol, tannin, bitter substance, resin, saponins, iron


☕ Tea: 1 heaped teaspoon of dried herb is added to 1/4 liter of cold water and boiled once. For fresh herb, 2 teaspoons are poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and left to steep for 10 minutes. For children, half of the herb is used. If you have a cough, sweeten with honey and drink 3 cups a day.

Thyme is a perennial shrub with square trunks growing from a thin woody base. It grows 15 to 30 cm high. The leaves are small, light green and slightly curved. Small purple or white flowers appear in summer.

🛑 The essential oil is very strong and sometimes causes skin irritation when used in full concentration. It should therefore be diluted with a carrier oil before use.

Thyme wreaths protect against lightning strikes. Wreaths consecrated on Corpus Christi Day are placed on the heads of sick people. As a magic herb, thyme helps against earth radiation.

In the kitchen, fresh or dried thyme goes well with veal, game, poultry, sugo, fillings, vegetables, salads, soups, fried potatoes, eggs with bacon, cheese salads, etc.

Thyme is an iron smuggler plant.

The Romans used thyme to clean their homes and to flavor cheeses and liqueurs.

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