Rosemary & Thyme
This herb is a sweet scented shrub which grows up to two meters high. In ancient times, it is regarded as the herb for remembrance. It also symbolizes loyalty, love and immortality. This herb is also used in aromatherapy.
Rosemary is being used in the medicinal as well as cosmetic procedures for relieving various ailments.
SOME OF THE COMMON AILMENTS RELIEVED BY THIS HERB ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- Indigestion: It is useful in atonic dyspepsia, that is, indigestion and stiffness in the stomach. It is being recommended to aid digestion of starchy foods and vegetables like egg plant and lima beans besides rich meats like pork, beef and lamb.
- Flatulence: The essential oil of the same is used as an ingredient in rubefacient liniments. Rosemary is formally recognized as a drug in some the pharmacopoeias. It is mildly irritant and is used to relieve flatulence
- Common Cold: Rosemary oil induces copious perspiration. When mixed with hot water it can be taken as a drink to relieve cold and chills. The oil can be applied tropically also. It can even be used as a gargle for sore throat.
- Rheumatism: As mentioned earlier that the flowering tops and leaves have camphor like odour, it can be used for vapor bath in relieving rheumatism.
- Heart Stimulant: A few drops of rosemary oil are taken internally as a heart stimulant.
- Others: It also helps in preventing hair loss and relieving dandruff.
Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) is an aromatic perennial herbaceous plant. It has been used over centuries as a remedy for many ailments from epilepsy to melancholy. It is used to treat bronchial problems, diarrhea, worms, gastrointestinal ailments, laryngitis and even lack of appetite.
Thyme is an excellent source of Iron, Manganese, and Vitamin K and also a good source of Calcium and dietary fibre. It is a powerful antiseptic and hence is used in athletes foot and on skin parasites such as lice and crabs. Its antiseptic properties are also effective against tooth decay. It is also used in bronchial ailments and intestinal problems. Thyme also contains a constituent which prevents formation of blood clots.
Thyme works as a good digestive aid and is a good hangover remedy. Thyme infusions are said to be effective in treating headaches, and for coughs pertaining to colds and flu, as well as whooping cough, as the active constituents in Thyme help in loosening and expelling mucus. Thyme infusions also help in soothing and healing various skin irritations, fungal infections and muscle spasms.
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For using Thyme as an anti-fungal agent or parasitic, it would be best to mix four ounces of Thyme to a pint of alcohol, or use the essential oil sparingly on the affected area. For bronchitis and gastric ailments, it is best to make a tea with thyme, adding honey as a sweetener, and the solution could be used once a day.
For use of Thyme as a mouthwash to prevent tooth decay and bad breath, add a teaspoon of Thyme into half a cup of boiled water and use it for gargling.