The herb has powerful antibiotic and anti-fungal properties, which target the cause of each symptom in the respiratory tract. This way, unwanted bacteria and viruses will be eliminated.
Furthermore, thyme fights gram positive and gram negative bacteria that are susceptible to thymol. It also serves as a disinfectant that cleans the respiratory tract.
Thymol, the oil content of thyme, is responsible for making thyme a powerful expectorant for treating cough, bronchitis and sore throat.
Thyme works perfectly in dry and wet cough as it contains antitussive and expectorant actions that reduce phlegm.
Researches show that thymol and carvacrol are effective as antispasmodic on smooth muscles of the trachea.
The anthelmintic property of thyme is proven by science. It destroys and expels parasitic worms from the body. Infection of these worms can cause serious problems of the lungs.