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Thymus vulgaris

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Thyme is a popular remedy in folk medicine for a variety of complaints, most notably sore throat, bronchitis, and whooping cough. Other commonly described medicinal functions include the use of thyme to relieve bloating, indigestion, and flatulence; as a rubefacient in rheumatism; to counteract fevers; and as a treatment for warts. Topically, thyme is employed as an antiseptic in the treatment of minor wounds and as a mouthwash and gargle for mucosal inflammations. It is also widely recommended as a remedy for intestinal worms.

Few clinical trials have been conducted to establish the safety and efficacy of Thymus vulgaris, however Thyme is reported to be generally very safe.

Information courtesy of Georgetown University Medical Center

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