Thyme is an aromatic evergreen shrub and a popular kitchen herb. What is more, it is renowned for its medicinal properties. Its leaves, flowers, and oil contain powerful therapeutic properties.
Ayurvedic medicine promotes thyme for its astringent, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic and anti inflammatory properties.
6 Benefits Of Thyme For Health & Beauty
Acne – The antibacterial properties in thyme make it an effective bacteria fighter. One study shows that thyme was more effective than standard acne- fighting lotions and creams. Mix three parts of coconut oil and 1 part of thyme oil in a small container. Apply the mixture on your face nightly to fight the bacteria that causes acne.
Hair growth – Thyme delivers powerful nutrients to hair follicles that are necessary for healthy hair growth. Furthermore, thyme improves blood circulation to the scalp which encourages growth. Rub a mixture of thyme oil and coconut oil on the scalp to lock in moisture and deliver nutrients. This treatment will also make your hair shiny.
Athletes foot – Thyme has anti fungal properties that make it an effective therapy for athletes foot. Add a few drops of thyme oil to warm water and soak your feet until the fungus is gone.
Heart health – Thyme oil can keep inflammation that leads to cardiovascular diseases from developing. The oil also allows proper functioning of cardiac valves and causes veins and arteries to relax which reduces blood pressure and strengthens the heart.
Bad breath – Thyme is a popular ingredient in mouthwash products due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Regular use of thyme will keep your mouth healthy and reduce the chance of developing cavities and gingivitis.
Insomnia – If you have problems falling asleep try some thyme tea. The herb contains calming properties that can lessen anxiety and improve your mood.
DIY Thyme Spray To Stimulate Hair Growth & Beat Dandruff
- fresh thyme (about 1/4 cup)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
Put the thyme leaves in a glass jar. Pour the apple cider vinegar over the leaves. Close the jar with a lid. Let the thyme leaves sit for 2-3 days. Afterwards, strain the leaves and pour the solution into a cup or bowl. Add a tablespoon of honey and pour the liquid into a spray bottle.
How To Use it:
Spray the scalp as needed. If your hair is tick, make sure you part it to get the spray as close to the scalp as possible. The spray will not only help get rid of dandruff but it will stimulate hair growth. Use the spray daily if needed.