Thyme for Beauty and Health

Thyme for Health and BeautyThyme  is an herb that we eat  every week in pizza and salad.  In addition to adding delicious flavor, thyme  has been used for health and beauty for centuries. You can find three  types of  thyme in grocery and health food stores.  Fresh  and dried versions of the herb will be found in the produce section and spice aisle.  Fragrant and concentrated, oilof thyme  is available in  local health food stores.

The Power of Thyme

This  widespread  herb  can offer  five valuable benefits:

  1.  Suscreen– If you want to protect your skin from UV rays, but don’t like chemicals, I have an alternative. Turns out that thyme  can protect the skin from the suns rays without irritating chemcials.
  2. Thyme oil has shown to ffer serious antibacterial  activity against bacteria.  And  not just everyday annoying bacteria  but even against  deadly bugs including staph, E.Coli and  pseudonomas.  Thyme rich products  even effective against antibiotic resistant bacteria.
  3. Thyme oil has shown to be  gentle yet effective anti-fungal agent.  In addition to treating commn fungus problems like athletes foot,  thyme oil  can relieve the itching and flaking of eczema.
  4. But wait there is more.  Thyme oil is aso a powerful antioxidant.  As a result, thyme enriched  masks and moisturizers my reduce damage from free radicals, stree and pollution.
  5. Thyme can relax muscles which makes it a helpful addition to both  cough syrups and  muscle rubs.
  6. Last but not least, thyme oil is a safe and natural insect repellent.  Not only does it repel mosketios and ees it kils both adult lice  AND their eggs.  If you have school age children you know how important  this  can be. Head lice is an all too common problem in schools but the lice  treatments are genuinely toxic. Natural thyme oil has been shown to wipe out  head lice in a 20 minute treatment. Yea!

Adding Thyme to Your Health and Beauty Toolkit

You can easily buy  al forms of thyme.  Like other homemade natural ingredients, I recommend using orgaic sources.  Perticides and fertilizers are not that heathy in our food, but in skin care products that can cause rapid irritation and inflammation when used on the skin. To make an herbal  skin tonic add one tablespoon of fresh leaves to a cup of boiling water.  Let cool and strain into a small dark bottle.  Add one teaspoon of glyycerin to add soothing body, shake a bit and your’re  done. Apply with a clean cotton ball to soothe and pprotect our skin.  Because it does not contain a preservative, keep in the refrigerator and use within a month.  To upgrade your mask or moisturizer, add 2-3 drops and mix well before applying to your skin.

Staying Safe with Thyme

Effective Ingredients, even natural ones, may  not be right for everyone– and thyme is no exception.   Tea made from thyme can increase heart rate and cause chest and skin rash.   Because they can act like androgens in the body it should be avoided if you  or the women  in  your family have a history of breast, ovarian or uterine cancer. But s long as thyme is ued naturally in recipes and skin care products, you will get the benefits without problems.




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