Wednesday, May 17, 2017


From the TRUTH ABOUT CANCER web page.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) has a fascinating and long history of use. If you were a knight going off to fight in the Crusades in the 11th and 12th centuries, your lady would have given you a scarf with an embroidered sprig of thyme upon it. Thyme was considered to give courage to its wearer even by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Now, modern scientists use thyme mixed with special fats to create nanoparticles that give a compound found in thyme more killing power against cancer cells! 

In our modern world, thyme is a popular herb in the kitchen. It’s known to be full of potent phytochemicals (naturally occurring plant-based chemicals), vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Thyme is a great source of vitamins C, A, B2, B6, and B9. It also contains the minerals iron, copper, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. There are over 300 varieties of thyme and at least 20 different chemotypes of thyme (see more on chemotypes below).

Did You Know? 10 Interesting Facts About Thyme
1.   The word thyme comes from the Greek word “thumos” which means smell, due to the rich fragrance of the plant.

2.   The ancient Egyptian medical text, the Ebers Papyrus, dating around 1550 BC, makes reference to the healing virtues of thyme. 

3.   Egyptians used thyme (they called it “tham”) as one of the herbs in the embalming and mummification process. 

4.   Medieval herbalists revered thyme for its ability to keep a wound safe from infection, and for healing bronchial infections. They even used it for tucking under the pillow for deeper sleep and warding off bad dreams. 

5.   Druids considered thyme to be sacred. Among other things, they used it to ease depression and to protect against negativity. 

6.   In the 12th century, Hildegard of Bingen, a German abbess, herbalist, music composer, writer, and visionary, prescribed thyme for her patients with plague, leprosy, even body lice. As it turns out, she was 100 percent correct in doing so! 

7.   In the 18th century, thyme was included in a herbal preparation known as baume tranquille, which helped to relieve stress and nervous disorders. 

8.   During the Crimean War (1853-1856) thyme was sprayed on the clothes of soldiers to protect them against yellow fever, lice, and other diseases. 

9.   Thyme is part of a modern formula of herbs applied topically as a hemostatic agent, which means it stops the flow of blood. Called the Ankaferd hemostat, Turkish hospitals and ambulances use it to stop bleeding. It is sometimes used in controlled clinical trials and consists of standardized plant extracts from thyme, licorice, galangal, common nettle, and grapevine. (See below under “Research on Thyme” as to how it is also being used against melanoma).

  10.  Thyme has one of the highest antioxidant levels among herbs.

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