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Thyme and Peppermint

Other Names: Thyme, Common Thyme, Mother Thyme, Garden Thyme, Summer Thyme, English Thyme, French Thyme, Winter Thyme, Tomillo, Thymus Vulgaris
Traditional Usages: Culinary Herb, Fragrance, Whooping Cough, Catarrh, Sore throat, Wind Spasms, Colic, Fevers, Colds, Purges the body of Phlegm, Intestinal Worms, Warts, Sciatica, Gout, Eases pains in the Loins and Hips, Digestive Aid, Mental Stress, PMT, Fatigue and Depression, Tea for hangovers and Disinfecting Wounds, Massage Oil, Repel Insects, Add Thyme to pillows for a peaceful sleep, Athlete's Foot, Infections of the Repiratory Organs, Throat, Bronchi, Urinary Tract infections, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Children Bed-wetting, Mouthwash for Mouth Ulcers and Sore Gums, Streptococcal Infection, Thyme Bath for Respiratory Disorders, Chronic Cough, Difficult Breathing and as a Refreshing Tonic. Tonsillitis, Gastroenteritis, Loss of Appetite
Resources: Southern Europe, Mediterranean Countries, Italy, Mexico, North America
Parts Used: Leaves, Flowering Tops, Oil Extract
Administration Method: Cut herb, powder, liquid extract or dry extract for infusions and other galenical preparations.  Liquid and solid medicinal forms for internal and external application.  
Herb Action: antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antibiotic, diuretic, expectorant, heals wounds, increases blood flow to an area (topically), soothes coughs, uterine stimulant.
Herbal Research: Thyme
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. People with Heart Problems, Seizure Disorders or Epilepsy should avoid using Thyme.


Thyme and Peppermint - Herbal remedy for Gastroenteritis: Herbal teas such as thyme and peppermint teas are very beneficial. Infuse fresh peppermint or thyme in a cup of boiling water for 10-minutes. Strain and drink twice daily.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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