Thyme oil: medicinal properties and contraindications
The healing herbs were given to us by nature itself. Such plant, as thyme, contains a lot of vitamins and antibacterial substances and is rightly considered a noble plant. Thyme can be used externally, and in food. From it, infusions and essential oils are made, used in aromatherapy, cosmetology and even in the kitchen as a seasoning.
The healing properties of thyme
Known from the earliest times, a half-bush from the family of labial flowers - thyme is suitable for almost everyone for treatment. It grows very quickly. The spectrum of therapeutic effect of this herb is huge. After all, the composition of thyme abounds in useful anti-inflammatory substances, which means that properly harvested grass will be an excellent addition to the winter medicine chest. Since inhalations with thyme oil, for example, well relieve the symptoms of influenza, colds or bronchial inflammation.
The thyme, which in the Slavic traditions is commonly called thyme, is best coping with bronchitis. Another name for thyme in the people is Bogorodskaya grass. And thyme is a Latin name.
The plant is great for eating. Thyme and thyme are one and the same. This is a low grass, winding with small leaves. It grows throughout Europe, prefers ravines and meadows. It flowers with small pink flowers from the beginning of July to the end of August. In this period, and you need to collect thyme and harvested tinctures and essential oils.
How to prepare an oil infusion of thyme? This tool also brings a lot of benefit. In the glass container, dry herbs are collected and filled with the usual olive oil. This mixture is then infused for 3 weeks. A thick consistency at times needs to be mixed.
Why is thyme oil used? We describe in detail the healing properties and contraindications. Its application is mostly cosmetic, but it also treats sores on the skin and relieves inflammation in cuts and myositis.
Application in Traditional Medicine
What are the recommended herbalists for using thyme oil? How best to apply it - inside or outside? Thyme oil is used in folk medicine for such health problems:
- in liver diseases;
- chronic bronchitis;
- sleep disorders;
- with anemia;
- thyroid problems;
- with inflammation of the appendages in a woman;
- prostatitis in men;
- is useful for thyme oil for blood vessels, especially for the smallest capillaries;
- diabetes mellitus and stuff.
It should be noted that just tea with dry thyme is a very good tool to cheer up in cold autumn weather and improve sleep. This is a wonderful tool, gifted by nature and for women. Thyme is one of those herbs that you can and even be desirable to drink breast-feeding women. But during pregnancy, thyme is contraindicated, as it increases the tone.
Thyme oil in folk medicine is used to increase blood pressure in hypotension, helps to get back on feet after a serious infection, and when it is necessary to remove swelling after a sports injury.
Than you can replace thyme oil, if it is not at hand? Suitable for the removal of inflammation of lavender oil, mint, basil, tea tree. To remove muscle spasms and relaxation, use sandalwood oil, fir.
Can I take it inside?
The taste of thyme is bitter, slightly burning with notes of camphor. Not everyone likes the taste of oil, but the benefits of it are enormous. More often inside the thyme is used in the form of tea or infusion, but not everyone knows that the essential oils of this plant in small quantities can also be added to food. Anti-inflammatory properties of the bush help to cope faster with a cold if you drink 3 times a day tea from thyme. But also the nervous system is restored, sleep. In women who have problems with the monthly cycle, the hormonal system comes to normal.
When do you still eat thyme oil? The use of the inside is also possible if the person has serious anemia. Take also ingested with oil at severe respiratory diseases. For medical purposes, in such a case, 1 drop is dripped into a cup of hot milk and is drunk for overnight.
Severe headaches caused by vasospasms or trauma to the skull are also removed due to the daily drinking of broth from meadow thyme. Instead of the broth, you can still drip drops of butter on the bread and wash down with warm water.
Thymus in Diabetes Mellitus
How to use thyme in the diagnosis of "diabetes mellitus"?We will discuss healing thyme, medicinal properties and contraindications in connection with diabetes.
Thyme broth with this diagnosis is taken at 100 ml, preferably three times a day at regular intervals. If diabetics suffer from eye sores, thyme is rubbed and added to honey. Such honey with herbs should be eaten spoonful in the morning and evening.
As the butter of thyme improves the metabolism throughout the body, with diabetes it is desirable to drink broths more often, and take baths with grass, and relax with the help of aromatherapy. For the prevention of diabetes, too, you can take a small amount of herbs, but without fanaticism.
Chemical composition of the plant
As a medicinal plant, thyme( and thyme) is very valued. The composition includes thymol, which is used in medicine and beekeeping. The plant is valuable, as it has no side effects, but the benefits are enormous, especially as an anti-inflammatory agent for internal use.
A substance carvacrol in pharmacology is used as a natural antimicrobial element. What in itself contains thyme? We list:
- is terpenic;
- vitamins A, E, C, etc.;
- tanning agents;
- oleanolic organic acid, folic and pantothenic;
- dietary fiber;
- mineral salts;
- important trace elements, such as selenium, magnesium, phosphorus.
To safely use oils from this plant, you need to study the chemical composition well, otherwise you can do harm. A large number of different chemotypes suggests different methods of application. Some shrubs are more toxic, and they can not be used inside in any form;other species are harmless.
The toxicity of the plant also depends on the place of growth, the time of collection and whether it was collected correctly in the summer.
Thyme as an antibiotic
It has been known for a long time that thyme relieves inflammation. This is its useful property used to treat wounds, cuts. Thyme oil is used to relieve pain;during a sore throat they use such a folk recipe.
A couple drops of thyme oil( linalool chemotherapy) is dripped onto activated charcoal and placed under the tongue. You can add 2 drops of oil( not ether) for a stronger decontamination effect.
Squeezed squash is used instead of antibiotics, when a person has a sick heart. Rinse with juice cures stomatitis and inflammation of the tonsils.
Oils from the plant have a positive effect on immunity. Especially in the autumn-winter period you can maintain your health by taking tea or a thyme broth.
You can put compresses from the skin on the skin with eczema or psoriasis. Heavy burns or cuts can also be treated with oil, only for the skin use a special kind of herbs that grow only in the mountains. This thyme is called linaloole chemotypes. The term "chemotype" means the specific chemical composition of this essential oil. After all, the composition of the oils is significantly different when they are made from different herbs. A species of thyme is more than 300.
Essential oil in cosmetology
Thyme is used not only as an antibiotic or as a preventative. It is also known antidepressant and cosmetological use of the plant. For example, many branded products for washing hair, lotions for the body contain a few essential oils of thyme.
Some people who have problems with joints are shown massages with essential oils of this plant. Only 3 drops of this oil are used per 5 ml of the main massage cream.
Thymus oil is rubbed into the roots of the hair to strengthen and restore them after chemical styling. The oil is rubbed softly into the roots first, then along the entire length. It is necessary to wash off after exactly 30 minutes. Infused hair oil on burdock basis.
Thyme oil is added to cosmetic creams, it is enough to drip 1 or 2 drops of essential oil 2 times a week in your daily moisturizing face cream. And also can be added to body creams. But since the oil is too concentrated, do not do this often. This medicinal plant makes the skin supple and soft. Significantly improves metabolism in tissues and the epithelium becomes more fresh, an acne, wives occur. Thyme oil reviews therefore have excellent.
If the facial skin is loose and there are traces of acne, it is useful to make compresses from the broth of thyme. It is enough to take 1 tablespoon of dry grass and pour a glass of water. When tuned, moistened with tampons from gauze and applied to the affected areas of the skin.
The use of thyme( thyme) in folk recipes
Here are some recipes for the treatment of certain diseases. We found out that the flu, tonsillitis, as well as laryngitis, tonsillitis, viral infections such as gastroenteritis are treated with oil. In addition, you can use oil for cervical myositis - an inflammation of the muscles after hypothermia. To do this, the oil must be rubbed into the neck and wrapped with a handkerchief.
To prepare a usual infusion, a little thyme leaves should be poured with boiled water and let it sit for 1 hour. Then you can drink this infusion up to 3 times a day. The agent well removes inflammation in cystitis, it acts as a general tonic on the entire central nervous system.
Men suffering from prostatitis, you can drink infusion, made according to another recipe: 3 tsp.thyme, one tsp.mint and oregano. Pour everything anywhere with a liter of hot water and insist all night - about 12 hours. Then drink it every morning.
Teas from thyme leaves are infused quickly and they are very useful for the whole body. In particular, putrefactive processes are stopped in the stomach when a person has low acidity and helps restore normal acidity in the stomach. For a stomach with this acidity, such a decoction will also help: 10 gr.herbs and 200 gr.boiling water. Soak for at least 30 minutes. And take 1 spoonful per day 3 or better 4 times.
For the treatment of arthritis and radiculitis, also take 10 gr.raw materials for the same amount of liquid. But you can withstand 15-20 minutes. For periodontal disease use the same broth, but only for rinses.
Contraindications to the use of
Each medical device certainly has its own contraindications. Contraindications to the use of thyme oil is less than the indications, but it is necessary to list them.
- With acute cholecystitis.
- Chronic and acute hepatitis.
- For children under two years.
- With emphysema such.
- Hypertension is also prohibited, since the plant, as stated, increases the pressure even more.
- With duodenal ulcer.
- With angina, atrial fibrillation and heart failure.
Excessive use of herbs will lead to problems with the thyroid gland responsible for hormones. Therefore, it is necessary to watch dosages for each prescription and adhere strictly to them.
Application of oil for the treatment of the genitourinary system
Thymus is beneficial for male sexual function. For this, a man needs to drink a special thyme drink. Women are well taken baths with essential oils of thyme. Such a bath will strengthen the nervous system and will simultaneously prevent diseases of the genitourinary system in women.
And also thyme or thyme is insisted and taken to relieve inflammation in cystitis and pyelonephritis. Another useful recipe for female gynecological problems. Treatment of thrush in women can be carried out with the help of essential oils from tea tree, coconut oil, thyme and celandine.
The use of this plant essential oil for aromatherapy is also an excellent means of healing and improving the general condition.
Essential oil when inhaled by fumes affects a person as follows:
- Sleep improves, night cramps go away.
- Passes chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Improves blood circulation in capillaries.
- Pass a long depression.
- Pass tension headaches.
In addition to those listed, there is another positive feature - after aromatherapy, appetite improves, memory improves, mental working capacity rises.
To get the healing effect of breathing vapors, you need to drop 5 drops of thyme oil and 3 drops of eucalyptus into the aroma lamp. But this is a dosage for a large room. If the sleeping room is small, it is enough to drip 4 drops, otherwise the thyroid gland hyperfunction or emphysema may develop.
The smell of thyme is very warm and spicy, very pleasant;eucalyptus is tarry-tart. They perfectly complement the therapeutic effect of each other and create a cozy aromatic bouquet in the house.
Thyme oil for aromatherapy can be used quite often. However, it is also not necessary to abuse aromatherapy. Thyme still refers to increasing pressure and gastric juice plants.