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Herbal Remedies for Immunity

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Thyme is one of the best antiseptic substances available. It is valuable in the treatment of infections. Traditionally, thyme is used as a cough remedy.

Thyme has a high concentration of volatile oils, which include thymol. This volatile oil is highly antiseptic.

Applications

  • As an antiseptic for external wounds.

  • Treatment of respiratory infections.

  • As a gargle to treat tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and laryngitis.

  • An excellent cough remedy, producing expectoration and reducing spasms in the airways.

  • Useful for bronchitis and asthma.

Safety

Thyme is a safe herb to use, even for young children and during pregnancy.

Avoid excessive consumption. It can cause overstimulation of the thyroid and precipitate symptoms of poisoning.

Recommended Dosage

Take as an infusion (tea) or as a tincture (liquid extract).Pour a cup of boiling water over two teaspoonfuls of the leaves. Allow to infuse for fifteen minutes. Drink three times daily.

Tincture

Take ten to fifteen drops (two to four milliliters) three times daily.

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