Thyme is Mother Nature’s most powerful antiseptics when applied to the skin or the mucous membranes inside your mouth because it kills germs. Look on the back label of Listerine it will be labeled as Thymol. Thyme also helps to calm coughs, fight off diseases that cause the flu, and acute bronchitis it also protects from tooth decay.
Thyme contains anti-oxidants. Several studies show that the volatile oils in thyme help fight against aging. Thymol has been found to protect and significantly increase the percentage of healthy fats found in cell membranes and other cell structures.
Thyme complements recipes featuring beef, casseroles, chicken, fish, lobster, meat loaf, potato salad, ripe olive, sauces, soup, stuffing’s and tomatoes.
References: Healing Spices, www.whfoods.com