Updated 18 March 2013


Thyme is used in the treatment of colds, flu and coughs and it can also provide relief to asthma and hay fever sufferers.

  • Used in treatment of colds, flu and coughs
  • Provides relief to asthma and hay fever
  • Soothes aching muscles and spasms
  • Antiseptic
  • Tonic
  • Relieves muscle spasms
  • Expectorant (increases bronchial secretions and facilitates their expulsion through coughing, spitting or sneezing)

Fungal and skin infections:

For an unexpected bout of athlete's foot or any other minor skin infection, thymeherbal remedies will bring relief if used externally.

Interesting facts:

Thyme is said to support the body's functions and has anti-ageing properties.


Pregnant moms should not use the essential oil externally.
Do not take the essential oil internally.

(Zaakirah Rossier, Health24, updated October 2010)


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