This plant was known in ancient times and was highly prized in ancient Greece, where he was brought as a gift to the goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite. The aroma of this plant was a symbol of elegance and grace. Smell the thyme in those days was about the same as it is now expensive French perfume.
The Romans took baths with thyme to recuperate and infectious diseases.
His generic name plant received from the Greek word -
, Which means - force.
Thymus serpyllum L
- Perennial half-shrub of the family yasnotkovyh.
Creeping woody stem of thyme has a length of up to 15 cm in height and covered with hairs. On the stem are arranged ascending branches.
Oblong leaves with zhelёzkami filled with essential oils, are egg-shaped, blunt side is attached to a short petiole.
The flowers are pale lilac or pink-purple, gathered in intermittent inflorescence - head. Flowering thyme in June and July. The fruits - small nuts ripen in July-September.
Thyme grows throughout the European part of Russia, Siberia, the Caucasus and the Far East. He grows in the former Soviet Union - Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Central Asia.
Branches, leaves, flowers, thyme contain:
vitamins B, C, carotene, borneol, tannins, thiamine, essential oil, gum, tannin and bitter substances, flavonoids, resins, malic, acetic and omanolovuyu acids, macro- and microelements - chrome, iron, silicon, selenium, manganese, magnesium , potassium, calcium, ...
From the above-ground parts of thyme essential oil is obtained. Thyme oil helps with insomnia, headaches, improves memory and brain function.
In folk medicine, herb thyme is used as a strong antiseptic and antibacterial agent, as a sedative, diuretic, anticonvulsant medication. It is used as hypertension, asthma, neuralgia, stomach cramps, whooping cough, influenza, pneumonia, nausea, scabies. In the form of lotions for rheumatism.
The smell of thyme stimulates the intellect and disinfects the air in enclosed spaces.
Lotions from broth thyme applied to the site of the bite of bees, wasps, mosquitoes and other insects.
Broth rinse the mouth with bad breath and drink tea from thyme. The course - 1-2 months.
2 tbsp. spoons of crushed dry raw sugar and 1 cup boiling water, leave the lid to cool, strain.
A decoction of thyme drink in disorders of the central nervous system and to normalize the intestinal microflora.
The liquid extract from the leaves of thyme is a part of the preparation "Pertussin" used in acute bronchitis.
And even in Russia since ancient times thyme has been used as a cosmetic.
Decoction of thyme
You can wash and wash your hands as microbicides. This decoction only destroy harmful microbes and useful to keep:
4 tbsp. tablespoons dry grass pour 1 liter of boiling water in a thermos and insist 2 hours. Strain and use as needed for storing one night in the fridge. If the day for the night to wash this infusion, the facial skin becomes smooth, soft and long stay young.
You can also wipe the face with ice cubes, made from this infusion.
In summer, these wipes help cope with dry skin, and were not allowed to appear acne.
Against skin aging
2 tablespoons creeping thyme pour 1 cup boiling water. Press 1 hour in an enamel pot under the lid, drain, add to the infusion of so much of the starch has turned to mush, put on face for half an hour to wash away the remaining infusion.
To strengthen the hair
2 tbsp. tablespoons thyme pour heated butter and insist night, drain. Keep refrigerated. Rub into the hair roots for half an hour before washing.
To strengthen the hair growth
1 handful of thyme pour 1 liter of water and simmer until the volume of liquid is reduced by half, cool, strain and rub into the roots of the hair and rinse hair after washing.
Cosmetics with thyme (thyme)
Salt scrub with thyme from the "Old witch doctor"
Cream Natural Cream With a cold from the "first-aid kit Agafia"
Soap Crimean "Thyme"
Aroma 4711 Aqua Colognia Lavander & Thyme by Maurer & Wirtz
Daily Moisturizing Shampoo American CREW: contains extract of thyme