Make time to grow some thyme in your garden, it's so easy to grow and is well worth it.
It's a good source of B vitamins, and vitamins C, D and E, and a rich source of iodine, which is an important mineral for thyroid health. Studies have shown that thymol, an active constituent in thyme, helps to increase the amount of healthy DHA (an omega 3 fatty acid) in the cells of the body. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) helps support better brain, nerve, eye and heart functioning. It is highly beneficial particularly for the developing brain of infants and children, for improving long term brain function, and for helping to prevent or ameliorate ADD (attention deficit disorder) in children. Thyme is also good for coughs and respiratory tract issues such as bronchitis, laryngitis, pertussis and asthma. Thyme can also be used to help with gastrointestinal problems. It can help to inhibit overgrowth of Candida albicans and worms in the gut Another of it's medicinal uses is in helping to ameliorate urinary tract issues such as cystitis (inflammation of the urinary tract) and enuresis (involuntary urination, particularly night time bed wetting by children). Thyme's antimicrobial properties also make an infusion of it an effective mouth gargle and skin application for skin infections. So many good reasons to add thyme into your herb repertoire and culinary creations.