Useful and therapeutic properties of creeping thyme

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

(Thyme, Bogorodsk grass)

low (10-15 cm tall) evergreen half-shrub with drevesneyuschim stem, from which depart thin twigs.Leaves 5-10 mm long, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, opposite, korotkocherenkovye, entire, with convex bottom lateral veins.The flowers are small, bilabiate, with purple corolla, gathered in axillary rings forming on the tips of branches inflorescence, similar to the head.Fruits chetyrehoreshkovye, in the cup.Flowers in June-July and from May to September.

Medical raw material is a herb collected during flowering.Raw materials in the collection has an aromatic smell, worse when crushed, and bitter taste.Shelf life up to 3 years.

Thyme contains volatile oil, tannins and bitter substances, resin, pigment.

In scientific medicine used grass for aromatic baths, as well as orally in the form of the extract as an expectorant and sedative - when you cough (children), myelitis;It also includes a part of a special drug cough - Pertussin.

In folk medicine, creeping thyme used more broadly wit

hin and externally as a painkiller radiculitis and neuritis.Inside use a decoction of 15 g per 200 ml 1 tbsp.spoon 3 times daily, topically applied warm cakes on the sore spot.From the tincture or extract diluted 1:10 make lotions.

addition, creeping thyme is used as a diuretic, diaphoretic, mixed with cumin - as an expectorant, analgesic and sedative.

whooping cough use broth in the same dose as for other diseases, but it is better to use the extract, which is prepared as follows:. Decoction of herbs thyme, mixed half with a decoction of marshmallow root (10 g per 200 ml), evaporated to half and add1-2 h. spoon of pure honey in a glass of broth.The sick child given 1 h. Spoon 3 times a day.

Preparations of creeping thyme are indicated for pain in the stomach and intestines, as well as kidney disease, neuralgia, insomnia, scurvy.Tincture is recommended for joint pains, instead of ant alcohol.

With alcoholism, a mixture of this composition: four parts of creeping thyme, 1 part of wormwood and 1 part centaury.Apply 1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day;duration of treatment - 2-3 months.

As disinfectant and analgesic use thyme lotion on wounds, infusion and powder.

Aromatic bath of herbs recommended in people with diseases caused by metabolic disorders.


Broth: 15 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day.Extract: 10 g of grass Bogorodskaya 90 ml of boiling water, or 2 teaspoons half a cup of boiling water on;.evaporate to polo

guilt and add honey and take 1 h. spoon 3-4 times a day.

Infusion: 50 g of dry thyme pour 100 ml of boiling water, insist 4:00 in a warm place, wrapped a towel container, strain into 5-6 receptions.The infusion is prepared for 1 day.They also rub the sore spots, and then wrapped with something warm.