The beneficial properties of tea from the herb thyme and contraindications
Creeping thyme is a herb that is widely used in folk medicine. Some authors claim that the medicinal properties of thyme is so broad that it can be used for the prevention of virtually all without exception diseases. But really it should be understood that any medicinal herb, like any drug, has certain indications and contraindications. They are based on biologically active substances, which are part of the grass, and determined their influence on the organism and the function of various organs and systems.
The properties of the herb thyme
To begin, consider the beneficial properties of the herb thyme, which are
used in medicine. All these are due to the essential oils contained in the leaves of grass. Generally, the leaves are brewed for maximum concentration of oils in water.
Use thyme as an antitussive, an extract of herbs is even part of a number of antitussive drugs. It is believed that the herb has a specific antitussive effect, so thyme is recommended for bronchitis, pneumonia in the stage of resorption. bronchial asthma and other diseases of the respiratory system.
Grass contains large amounts of b vitamins and ascorbic acid, so it has a restorative effect on the body. Tea made from thyme can be drunk for colds or use as prophylaxis in winter, late autumn and early spring, if the use of infusions and decoctions are no contraindications.
Use of tea made of thyme honey
Brew the leaves for the purpose of receiving therapeutic tea is the most common way to use thyme, less frequent infusions, including alcohol. The honey helps to make the tea more sweet and pleasant to the taste. In addition, honey also contains a large number of biologically active substances. The use of tea made from thyme honey gives the opportunity to carry out effective prevention of acute respiratory viral infections, and can also be used in the treatment of colds to more rapid removal of intoxication syndrome.
Tea use only inside, but tinctures and decoctions of thyme can be applied topically. The herb possesses strong antimicrobial and wound-healing effect, so any traumas tincture of thyme are effective in preventing infectious inflammation and suppuration of wounds, faster healing of skin defect.
Given the strong antimicrobial effect of thyme is recommended to use in infections of the genitourinary system, inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system. However, one should understand that the grass is best used for prevention of exacerbations of chronic bronchitis or pyelonephritis, whereas in acute inflammation or chronic pathology should use antibacterial drugs – thyme in such cases will simply not effective.
Thyme for men and women
It is believed that thyme is very useful for men who are subject to constant stress and not only have a reduced immune system, but also suffer from problems in sexual life. How effective in this respect appears to be tea from thyme, is quite difficult to say, but the placebo effect certainly is the place to be, because many of the men noted the positive effect after using thyme.
Previously tea made from this herb was widely used in gynecology. Useful properties of thyme for women were associated primarily with combating infections that are sexually transmitted. Today the tool in this direction is used only rarely because of its low efficiency and are available to physicians and pharmacists much more effective antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Contraindications to the use of
Are there any contraindications to the use of thyme? Of course, as with all other drugs. First of all, among the contraindications should be called an allergic reaction.
So, expectorant and anti-inflammatory action of the components of the herb is regarded as an opportunity for its use in bronchial asthma. The disease is known to have allergic nature. If the body will give allergic reaction to thyme, the condition can deteriorate rapidly until the development of status asthmaticus, angioedema or anaphylactic shock. Therefore, at least to begin to use the grass when burdened allergological anamnesis, should be used with caution.
Do not use thyme and during pregnancy. It is believed that the regular use of the tea can cause miscarriage or early preterm birth. However, even if you want to drink tea only once, not worth the risk, especially if there’s no need. In the presence of indications for use, should consult about the possibility of applying it in your case with your doctor.
Unlike chamomile, gastritis. duodenitis and gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer use a tea or a tincture made from this herb should not be – it can lead only to the height of the disease and deterioration.