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10 Ways Thyme is Worth Your Time

Posted September 29, 2013

Thymus Vulgaris might not sound too appealing to the ear but it is most definitely an important herb to keep close to your cooking area, the medical benefits of thyme trumping all arguments. After all, the least pleasant looking or tasting foods in this world seem to be the healthiest. Thyme in itself is actually quite pretty to look at. The Greek translation, however, means common sacrifice.

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What are the benefits of thyme?

Posted September 13, 2013

Thyme is an herb with culinary, medicinal and ornamental uses. Thyme is of the genus Thymus, the most common being Thymus vulgaris. The flowers, leaves and oil of thyme are commonly used by people for the treatment of bedwetting, diarrhea, stomachache, arthritis, colic, sore throat, cough (including whooping cough), bronchitis, flatulence and as a diuretic (to increase urination).

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Herbal Cold Remedies Using Thyme

Posted May 28, 2013

Oddly, diminutive, fragrant thyme is beloved by gardeners and bees alike and has a long and respected medicinal past but is neglected by many contemporary herbalists. I think it’s one of our best medicines. It’s one of my favorite herbal cold remedies; I’ve often used it to make a delicious and effective cough syrup.

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Thyme out for cold, flu, and other organisms

Posted October 26, 2012

Another member of the labiatae, or mint, family, thyme is an herb native to the Mediterranean basin and comes in many varieties. There is only one plant, thymus vulgaris, but the composition of the oil distilled from the plant shows variations in chemical components based on the location or region the plant grows in, despite being botanically identical. The microbial power of thyme is so powerful that some oils are safe to use in all situations, and some are not.

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Thyme, drugs combo work better against fungal diseases

Posted October 11, 2012

Can pairing conventional antifungal medicines with natural, edible compounds from plants such as thymol, extracted from the popular herb thyme, boost the healing effects of some of these drugs?

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Use thyme as a natural cure for acne

Posted May 15, 2012

During the 1950s and ’60s, there was almost no way to get through puberty acne-free. Then the magnitude of acne-faced teens dissipated. Now acne, also known as pimples or zits, seems to be making comeback. As acne becomes more prevalent so are the pharmaceutical solutions dispensed by dermatologists. You know, the folks who say sunshine will cause skin cancer and recommend you lather up with those carcinogenic sunscreens.

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Maggots Mop Up Wounds Better Than Surgeons

Posted April 30, 2012

Maggots appear to mop up dead tissue from chronic venous ulcers than surgeons performing conventional debridement, according to a new study in the Archives of Dermatology. Debridement is the medical term for mopping up or removing a patients necrotic (dead) or infected tissue to enhance the healing process of the remaining healthy tissue.

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