Thyme, creeping thyme, Thymus serpyllum, description, use in the treatment of diseases in the field.

Common thyme or creeping thyme is a very long-known medicinal plant, a mention of which is in the famous Canon of medical science Avicenna. Distributed mainly in the western, central and southern regions of the European part of the CIS, in the Caucasus, in Siberia. 

Thyme, creeping thyme, Thymus serpyllum, description, use in the treatment of diseases in the field.

Thyme is not picky about soils, drought tolerant, hardy. It grows in dry coniferous and mixed forests, in clearings, along clearings, among shrubs, along roads, along the slopes of ditches. Thyme blooms in June July, bears fruit in August September. For medicinal purposes, grass thyme is usually used..

It is harvested during the flowering period of the plant, carefully cutting so as not to damage the root. Dry in the shade outdoors or in a ventilated area. The healing properties are maintained for one year. Common thyme grass contains essential oils, sortilin, gum, tannins, bitter, anthocyanins, resins, flavonoids, organic acids and other substances.

Thyme, creeping thyme, Thymus serpyllum, description, use in the treatment of diseases in the field.
wound healing, anticonvulsant, diuretic effect. It is widely used as an independently used therapeutic agent. Due to the presence of essential oils, it is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases and colds.

Proportions Cooking method Application
Infusion 1 tablespoon (10 g) of dry grass per 0.25 liters. water. Pour boiling water, insist 1 hour, strain. 2 tablespoons 3 times a day before meals, in the treatment of tuberculosis, bronchial asthma, diseases of the respiratory tract, bronchi and lungs, with neuralgia, neurosis, insomnia, inflammation of the kidneys and bladder, as a diuretic and restorative.
Inhalation 2 tablespoons (20 g) of dry grass per 0.25 liters. water. Pour boiling water. Breathe steam to treat respiratory diseases.
Tea 1 teaspoon (5 g) of dry grass per 0.25 liters. water. Pour boiling water, insist 5 minutes, strain. As a tonic.
Fresh grass Required amount. Knead. Apply to affected areas to treat wounds, ulcers, skin diseases, reduce swelling, pain and itching after insect bites.

Nutritional Application of Thyme.

In addition, thyme is used as a spice in the preparation of salads, as a seasoning for various dishes. It is added during canning to pickles, for the preparation of sauces.

Contraindications for the use of thyme ordinary for medicinal purposes.

Thyme is not recommended during pregnancy. For diseases of the thyroid gland, liver, kidneys, peptic ulcer, use only after consulting a doctor.

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