November 29th, 2016
Guest writer for Wake Up World
Includes an easy-to-make Thyme Oil recipe!
Superbugs like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are on the rise and, unfortunately, are becoming resistant to the drugs used to treat them. When faced with a microbial infection, using natural antibacterial agents may not only be more effective but also safe and risk-free.
In addition to using spices like garlic, essential oils derived from herbs – like thyme oil – not only have antibacterial properties, they also provide a number of other health benefits. Before I go into thyme oil’s antimicrobial functions, let me share some information on the essential oil.
Oil of thyme is derived from thyme, also known as Thymus vulgaris. The perennial herb, a member of the mint family, is used in aromatherapy, cooking, potpourri, mouthwashes and elixirs, as well as in ointments. Thyme also has a number of medicinal properties, which is due to the herb’s essential oils.1
The benefits of thyme essential oil have been recognized for thousands of years in Mediterranean countries. This substance is also a common agent in Ayurvedic practice.2 Today, among the many producers of thyme oil, France, Morocco and Spain emerge as the primary countries bottling thyme oil.
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