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Thyme, Thymus vulgaris
Parts used: Herb.
Constituents: Volatile oil, Tannins, Bitters, Flavonoids, Triterpenoid saponins, Salicylate 200µg per mL.
Actions: Antibacterial, Anti-spasmodic, Expectorant, Antitussive, Astringent, Anthelmintic, Anti-fungal, Carminative, Trophorestorative.
Indications:
Lower respiratory tract problems, bronchitis, emphysema, pertussis, aspergillosis, coughs, pleurisy, laryngitis, dry coughs, asthma, colds, bronchial catarrh, nervous coughs, whooping cough, flu, sinusitis.
Enteritis, acute and chronic gastritis, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, colic, candidiasis.
Cystitis Enuresis (bedwetting in children) Dyspepsia.
Worms (large doses). growth of H. pylori (chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers).
Anaemia, Hypotension, poor concentration.
Adrenocortical deficiency, Qi, fatigue esp. in afternoon from overwork.
Herbal extract: 15-40mL per week.
Energetics: Warming, drying, bitter, pungent, Astringent.
Meridians: lung, spleen, kidney.
Contraindications: Pregnancy. In excessive amounts Thyme will cause uterine contractions that may cause expulsion of a foetus. It is safe in therapeutic dosages.