Originating in the Mediterranean, Thyme can now be found worldwide as a flavourful, aromatic herb. Thyme is an evergreen shrub that has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Thyme leaf can be added to multiple teas for flavor but also is used today as a natural cooking ingredient.
TasteThyme leaves have an earthy, minty taste.
What this tea can do Thyme's active ingredients, such as thymol, act as powerful antioxidants. The tea also boasts a few other unique compounds that give it such an impressive range of potential health benefits.
Antioxidant Actions - Thyme contains a high concentration of antioxidants. Hydrophilic extracts of thyme have substantial antioxidant activity in vitro that apparently is due in large part to rosmarinic acid and some flavonoids. Other notable individual antioxidant constituents of thyme identified by in vitro assays include thymol, carvacrol, p-cymene, γ-terpinone, terpinolene, and some flavonoids. Thyme contains many flavonoids, phenolic antioxidants like zeaxanthin, lutein, pigenin, naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin. It is packed with minerals and vitamins A, K, E, and C that are essential for optimum health. Its leaves are one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium and selenium
Anti-inflammatory Actions - thymes constituent carvacrol stimulate anti-inflammatory processes and extracts of T vulgaris have anti-inflammatory properties in vitro
Possible Respiratory Benefits and Effects on Cough - thyme is claimed to possess antispasmodic, broncholytic, and secretomotor properties used for alleviation of bronchitis, whooping cough, and mucosal inflammation of the respiratory tract. Possibly, the carvacrol and thymol in these medicinals have mild irritant effects on the lung that stimulate mucosal secretions and enhance ciliary movement in the bronchial epithelia leading to a decongestive response. It eliminates phlegm and mucus from the respiratory tracts, eases inflammation to help breathe, and prevents microbial development that can lead to illness
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