Thyme, Timonet, thyme, thyme, thyme
Used part- The flowering tops (leaves and flowers)
Principios activos –
Essential oil: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols, Terpenic esters, Terpenic phenols (Thymol 40%, Carvacrol)
B.C. Phenylcarboxylics: Chlorogenic, caffeine.
Bitter principle: Serpilina
Antiseptic (disinfectant) antifungal (fungi), antiviral (virus), anthelmintic (antiparasitic): The essence of thyme has an antiseptic power superior to that of phenol and hydrogen peroxide. It was considered in ancient times as the antibiotic of the poor. Its antiseptic action is located on the digestive, respiratory and genitourinary systems, and on the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, as well as that of the genital organs.
The use of thyme is therefore indicated in all infectious diseases, especially of bacterial origin that affect the digestive, respiratory and genitourinary organs.
In the respiratory system it acts as an expectorant, antitussive and balsamic.
In the genitourinary system due to its diuretic and antiseptic properties, it is indicated in urinary infections (cystitis and glomerulonephritis)
In the digestive system it acts as an aperitif, carminative, eupeptic and cholagogue. It tones digestion, prevents flatulence and the formation of gases. It whets your appetite and fights intestinal putrefaction. It is vermifuge (expels intestinal worms), it is very active against tapeworms. Also very indicated in gastroenteritis and colitis caused by bacteria.
In oral and pharyngeal conditions, it is used in rinses to combat thrush (sores), pyorrhea, inflammation of the oral mucosa. Gargles can be done to treat pharyngitis and tonsillitis.
In topical use (external) it offers a favorable action on dermatitis, vulvovaginitis, wounds, bruises, rheumatism.