Description. In medicine, the plant has long been known in many cultures: the ancient Greeks used it in the cases of fainting in the form of snuff. The main active ingredient of the thyme herb is considered an essential oil, the main components of which are thymol and carvacrol – they have antiseptic and fungicidal properties. In addition, flavonoids with antispasmodic action, tannins, gum, oleanolic and ursolic acids, resins, fats, eugenol glycoside, and other substances were found in the plant. Infusions are recommended to be taken as an expectorant, analgesic, antimicrobial, and sedative ailment for acute and chronic bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, and other bronchopulmonary diseases. Thyme infusion has long been used to treat alcoholism. Thyme causes a nausea reaction and an aversion to alcohol. It is also prescribed by herbalists for intestinal worms, gastrointestinal ailments, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. It has antiseptic properties and can be used as a mouthwash, skin cleanser, anti-fungal agent for athletes' feet, and as an anti-parasitic for lice, scabies, and crabs.
Use. In medicine, thyme grass is used as an analgesic for radiculitis and neuritis in the form of aromatic baths and compresses. In traditional medicine, thyme is used for a variety of diseases: bronchitis and pulmonary tuberculosis, abdominal pain, insomnia, chest pain, and as an anti-febrile internally and topically (to heal wounds and ulcers). An infusion of herbs is taken to treat poor digestion, bloating in the intestines, as a blood-purifying diuretic and anthelmintic. You need to buy dried thyme if you want to get rid of stress, restore brain function, normalize the daily routine and eliminate insomnia. Creeping thyme has sedative properties.