Thyme has been long used to treat a variety of ailments, including influenza and epileptic seizures. Crushed thyme has been placed on bandages in order to prevent infection and accelerate the wound healing. Interestingly, it was also often mixed with lavender and sprinkled onto the floors of churches to eliminate bad odor.
What makes thyme so beneficial are the volatile essential oils it contains, as they possess antiseptic, antifungal, anti-viral, anti-rheumatic, and anti-parasitic properties.
If used regularly, thyme can help reduce the viral load in the body, which in turn makes it useful in dealing with fibromyalgia, Hashimoto`s, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, vertigo, tinnitus, and thyroiditis.