Halal Thyme Tincture
Thymol and other components of thyme act as expectorants that help expel mucus from the respiratory tract. They also have antibacterial activity, according to the University of Michigan Health System, which indicates that thyme may be helpful in treating bronchitis and dry, hacking types of cough. It may also be useful for whooping cough in children. In Europe, thyme is endorsed by federal agencies to treat respiratory problems.
Thyme oil may also help combat several forms of fungal microorganisms, including species of Candida, Cryptococcus, and Aspergillus, which cause infections in humans that include thrush and gastrointestinal or vaginal yeast infections. In a research study published in "Planta Medica" in 2010, essential oil of thyme was tested and found to rapidly destroy many different fungal microorganisms in the laboratory setting. These results are promising, although further study with human subjects is still needed.
Tincture of thyme may also help relieve digestive complaints, including heartburn and gas, possibly by lessening spasms of the intestines. Thyme may also help with bad breath, or halitosis because its components are active against some bacteria that live in the mouth. Because of this property, thyme extract is a common ingredient in commercial mouthwashes.