Thyme with scientific name (Thymus vulgaris) is one of the most important plants in the field of medicinal plants. This plant is from the genus Mint and so far more than 350 different species have been identified in the world, 14 of which are native to Iran.
From this medicinal plant, all kinds of syrups, tablets, incense, shampoo, cream, ointment, lotion and mouthwash are produced. This plant is also used in the perfume and essential oils industry.
As for the use of this plant in cooking, it is enough that most southern Mediterranean dishes lose their meaning without it. In addition to improving the taste of food, this plant also causes better digestion of food.
The healing properties of the essential oils, have been known in ancient times. Thyme is not only one of the most popular spices in today’s cuisine, but its use as a healing and health-promoting medicine has a very long history.
Also, before the new antibiotics came on the market, the oil of this plant was used to heal wounds. Thyme essential oil is prepared from 45 to 55% of thymol.
Thymol is a powerful and proven antibiotic and antiseptic that strengthens the immune system and fights against infection.
In fact, the oil of this plant is one of the strongest natural antimicrobials that is used as an effective medicine in the treatment of sore throat. Thyme oil contains carvacrol, For this reason, it is one of the most important drugs to relieve sore throat.
A study conducted by the School of Health of Lodz University of Medical Sciences in Poland found that the oil of this herbal plant kills 120 species of bacteria in patients with infections of the mouth, respiratory tract, urinary tract and genitals.