Thyme leaf (dried, organic)
"For headaches a decoction in vinegar is applied to the temples" - Pliny AD 77
Aerial parts - Infusion - use for chest infections, stomach chills or irritable bowel.
Aerial parts - Tincture - use for diarrhoea associated with stomach chills or an an expectorant in chest infections.
Aerial parts - Gargle - Use the infusion or diluted tincture for sore throats.
Aerial parts - Syrup - Take a syrup made from the infusion for coughs and lung infections.
Cautions - Avoid therapeutic doses of thyme in any form in pregnancy, as the herb is a uterine stimulant.
Above information source - The Herb Society's Complete Medicinal Herbal book - Penelope Ody MNIMH
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