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Thyme Tincture

Thyme Tincture (Thymus vulgaris)

Tiincture of Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) 1:3 60%

Thymus vulgaris, organic grain alcohol

Daily adult dose: 4 - 10ml unless otherwise prescribed. 

No known contraindications, however during pregnancy it is advisable to limit intake of thyme to an amount not greatly exceeding that used in foods. 

Thymus vulgaris

Common name: Thyme

Family: Lamiaceae

Part used: Soft aerial parts

Habitat: Thyme is a creeping perennial aromatic herb native to the Mediterranean but found wild on many dry slopes across Europe and cultivated worldwide. Drought and frost resistant, thyme needs a soil PH of at least 6 to thrive.

Constituents: Volatile oils (1-2.5%) including thymol, carvacol, and at least 95 others, flavonoids including apigenin and luteolin, tannins (up to 10%), phenolic acids.

Actions: Antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antimicrobial, astringent, anthelmintic, antitussive, carminative, expectorant, spasmolytic, rubefacient (topically)

Traditional and current uses:

  • Productive cough, whooping cough, upper respiratory catarrh, pleurisy, aspergillosis, dry coughs, nervous coughs, emphysema (inhalant)
  • Asthma (to try to prevent an asthma attack developing fully or as a regular preventative under supervision)
  • Tonsilitis (gargle), laryngitis, sore throat
  • Mild fever
  • Dyspepsia, colic, flatulence, diarrhea, gastritis (though see cautions) worms (larger doses), oral thrush (mouthwash)
  • Bedwetting in children, cystitis
  • Topical use: fungal infections, skin infections,

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.

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