Healthy Benefits and Properties of Thyme

16 November, 2018

Thyme has very interesting properties, especially regarding its essential oil, which contains phenols like thymol and carvacrol, flavonoids, and terpenoids. These compounds give thyme its antibacterial, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, and many other properties.

Among other benefits, thyme stands out because it:

  • Eases breathing, treats sore throats, bronchitis, cough, and voice issues.
  • Has a high iron concentration, which increases hemoglobin in the blood.
  • Is ideal for treating hyperhidrosis (excess sweating in the hands and feet), which affects thousands.
  • Helps you fall asleep easily.
  • Is a good antibiotic and heals skin wounds.
  • Soothes muscle pain, tired feet, lower back pain, and rheumatism.
  • Can help with discomforts and cleanse your intestinal tract in cases of digestive problems.

Properties and medicinal uses

Thyme can be used externally and internally due to its characteristics and properties. Internally, it can be used in the following ways:

  • As a digestive stimulant: thyme can be especially helpful in cases of anorexia, because it has the ability to activate your appetite and your urge to eat.
  • It can be considered an antibiotic, as it’s a natural disinfectant due to its high thymol content.
  • Thyme is naturally relaxing and can be taken if you’re having trouble sleeping, or if you’re feeling exhausted by fatigue.

Thyme tea

Thyme tea


  • 1 teaspoon of thyme (15 g)
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)


  • Bring the water to a boil and add the thyme.
  • Let it sit for five minutes, strain, and enjoy.

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Thyme, lemon, and honey tea

This thyme, honey, and lemon tea is a natural traditional medicinal drink that can be made at home. Its healing properties make it a great option for respiratory illness and sore throats. It’s wonderful for calming symptoms of the flu, cold, and cough. Likewise, its benefits extend to other parts of the body.


  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme (5 g)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (7.5 g)


  • Heat the water with the thyme and bring to a boil.
  • Once it reaches a boil, let it sit for three minutes. Add a teaspoon of honey and drink.

Thyme and chamomile tea for fevers

Thyme and chamomile tea for fevers

Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties along with thyme’s antiseptic benefits, help calm the symptoms of a fever.


  • 1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers (5 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme (5 g)
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)


  • Add the two cups of water to a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Next, add the thyme and chamomile, allowing the decoction process to take place for 10 minutes.
  • Let it sit for five minutes and enjoy.

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Thyme, oregano, and lemon tea for the upper respiratory tract

Oregano has vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, as well as fiber and minerals (iron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium). It stands out for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antifungal effects.

respiratory tract

Oregano makes your body sweat as a natural way of detoxing. Therefore, consuming it can help your body eliminate unwanted phlegm in the lungs.

  • Oregano oil is very useful if you have a cold or the flu. The higher the concentration of carvacrol, the more effective it will be.
  • Oregano is a powerful antiviral, meaning it can relieve symptoms immediately in those with respiratory tract infections.


  • 1 teaspoon of thyme (5 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano (5 g)
  • 3 cups of water (750 ml)
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  • Put the herbs and lemon juice in a pot and heat over medium to low heat.
  • Add the water and lower the heat, letting it simmer for five minutes.
  • Drink the tea and bundle up to make your body sweat.