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The Unbelievable Benefits of This One Cancer Fighting Oil
You might have seen numerous claims from certain types of oils that state that they can do everything from cure baldness to cure cancer, but with little evidence to back up those claims, it’s just a lot of hoopla.
There is another type of oil, made from a common herb, which is incredibly potent, yet incredibly effective and works well in numerous systems of the body. This herb contains some of the strongest antioxidants around and has been shown in studies to kill 98 percent of breast cancer cells.
Thyme oil has been used for thousands of years in Mediterranean countries and is common as well in Ayurvedic medicine. Thyme oil was used in ancient Egypt during the embalming process and the Romans were found of using thyme to add some flavor to their alcoholic drinks. Even Hippocrates noted that thyme was a terrific medicine because it could be used to treat respiratory diseases and other health problems.
Thyme is a perennial herb and is related to the mint family. Thyme is used in cooking, mouthwashes, potpourri, and aroma therapy. Thyme’s medicinal compounds are found in its essential oils that are extracted from the flowers and leaves.
Thyme oil has so many health benefits, it’s difficult to know where to start, but below you will find a list of the top 15 best medicinal uses for thyme oil.
1. Effective Acne Killer
In one study, performed by the scientists at Leeds Metropolitan University in England, it was found that thyme oil worked better than most acne prescription creams. Researchers tested the effects of marigold, myrrh, and thyme tinctures on the most common type of bacteria that causes acne, propionibacterium. Although all three tinctures kill the bacterium within 5 minutes, thyme was head and shoulders above the other two at killing the bacterium more effectively, about half a million or so per teaspoon of thyme. Thyme was also found to have a greater antibacterial effect than the typical concentrations of benzoyl peroxide.
2. Fights Rheumatism
Thyme oil is an excellent anti-rheumatic. There are two main factors behind rheumatism; gout and/or arthritis. Gout is caused by increasing concentrations of toxins in the body, especially uric acid in the blood. Arthritis is caused by inflammation and improper or obstructed blood circulation. Thyme oil is perfect for taking care of both of these issues. Thyme oil is a natural diuretic, which means that it can help remove toxins from the body via increased urination. Thyme is also a natural stimulant, so it helps to improve blood circulation in the body. In this way, thyme can help stop conditions such as gout, arthritis, and rheumatism.
3. Reduces Blood Pressure
A study, conducted by the researchers at the University of Belgrade in Serbia, found that one extract from wild thyme (thymus serpyllum L.) was shown to reduce blood pressure in experiments done with rats. This study was published in the journal Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. These results show that extract from this variety of thyme might be able to protect humans from hypertension. (Note that other varieties of thyme can increase blood pressure, so always consult your doctor or herbalist before consuming thyme or thyme oil)
4. Health Tonic
The essential oil from thyme is a terrific tonic that helps to keep the heart, digestive system, nervous system, circulatory system, and skin in perfect working order, building them up and improving immunity.
When gas builds up in the digestive system, it can be painful as well as embarrassing. More than the obvious, however, continued gas, or trapped gas, can steal away the appetite, increase blood pressure, interrupt your sleep, give you headaches, cramps, vomiting, and can even pose a threat to your heart. So although kids might find gas funny, it should be treated in a timely manner. Thyme essential oil is an excellent way to not only expel gas, but prevent gas from forming in the first place.
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