Three Health Benefits of Thyme

A perennial in the mint family of plants, thyme is a small, attractive herb with a plethora of small white, pink, or lilac flowers. Incredibly, there are more than 350 known thyme species, undoubtedly because they hybridize so easily.

Here are three benefits of thyme: 

 

 

* Boosts immunity - Getting all the vitamins your body needs every day can be challenging. Luckily, thyme is packed with vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A. If you feel a cold coming on, thyme can help get you back in good health.

 

*Great for heart health -  it lowers cholestrol and regulates blood pressure. 

 

* Great for cough - Thyme essential oil, which is obtained from its leaves, is often used as a natural cough remedy. In a particular study, combination of thyme and ivy leaves helped to alleviate coughing and other symptoms of acute bronchitis.