Thyme


Article Outline
  1. 1. Healing Properties
    1. 1.1. Antimicrobial
      1. 1.1.1. Antibacterial
      2. 1.1.2. Antifungal
    2. 1.2. Antioxidant
    3. 1.3. Appetite stimulant
    4. 1.4. Astringent
    5. 1.5. Anthelmintic
    6. 1.6. Antiparasitic
      1. 1.6.1. Intestinal infections
  2. 2. Disease / Symptom Treatment

Thyme is the herb of some members of the genus Thymus of aromatic perennial evergreen herbs in the mint family Lamiaceae. Thymes are relatives of the oregano genus Origanum. They have culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses, and the species most commonly cultivated and used for culinary purposes is Thymus vulgaris.

Healing Properties

Antimicrobial

Thyme hydrosol showed a minimum microbicidal activity against Candida albicans (pathogenic yeast).[1]

Antibacterial

Thyme water demonstrated bactericidal activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella paratyphi, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Vibrio vulnificus, Pseudomonas luteola.[1:1]

Antifungal

Antioxidant

Appetite stimulant

Astringent

Anthelmintic

Antiparasitic

Intestinal infections

Disease / Symptom Treatment


  1. Title: Antimicrobial and antioxidant potentials, total phenolic contents of some herbal waters
    Publication: European Journal of Biological Research
    Date: February 2021
    Study Type: In Vitro
    Author(s): Aydin, Sinem; Caniklioğlu, Ayşegül
    Institution(s): Giresun University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Giresun, Turkey
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