Sometimes, opting for a slower, more natural and more preventative approach to medicine is a better way to treat and prevent a variety of internal and topical health ailments, and I hope that buy explaining the various effects of thyme based on the chemical components of the plant as well as the potent essential oil that is derived from the herb itself.
The Romans really popularized the herb as they saw thyme as a symbol of courage and honor and would often adorn their soldiers with a sprig of time in order to bless them before going into battle. The Roman emperors used to use the herb in their baths as they believed it could help to treat the effects of poison.
Thyme is essentially a low-lying perennial shrub and can be cultivated through the seeds or by replanting sprigs into the ground. The plant is most typically common to areas close to or around the Mediterranean basin, but is currently grown in regions all around the world because it’s a hardy plant that can get by without that much water.
Besides thymol, thyme (and thyme essential oil) contains a number of other potent chemical compounds such as p-cymene, myrcene, borneol, and linalool. These help to boost the natural antiseptic and repellant nature of the essential oil – making it ideal for treating wounds from infectious bacteria, preventing the occurrence of infectious parasites and helping to strengthen hair, skin and the general immune system.
Looking back into history, some of the earliest mention of thyme being used as a herb, particularly for spiritual purposes comes from the ancient Egyptians. They used to use the herb for embalming their dead pharaohs. However, it was the ancient Greeks who first realized the immense medicinal benefits of the herb and used to use it to treat a variety of topical and internal health ailments as well as a flavoring for different dishes or types of food.
The essential oil of thyme is produced through an age-old method known as steam-distillation and this method is still, to date, the most effective way of producing the highest quality essential oil from organic material. This is also the preferred method of extraction for medical-grade natural oils and helps to produce a final product that is free from chemical solvents or other impurities that may happen as a result of solvent based extraction methods.
The health benefits of thyme are well-known to us now thanks to the advances in scientific research and analysis technology that is currently available, however the health properties of this amazing herb have been carried down throughout history by a number of different people.
Thyme and thyme essential oil have also been known to help reduce the occurrence of breast cancer in women and colon cancer in both men and women when included in a diet on a regular basis or added to an essential oil blend and ingested orally. Studies have found that the strong chemical compounds that exist within thyme help to encourage cell apoptosis with regards to cancerous cells, ultimately causing their death and therefore preventing the onset of any serious stages of cancer.
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