This is another herb which is well known for its culinary use. There are many species of Thyme. Common Thyme originates from the Mediterranean and is the most widely used medicinal variety.
How It Works
The primary active components of Thyme are the volatile oils, especially thymol. As volatile oils are eliminated from the body through the respiratory tract they act locally on the lungs, disinfecting the airways, relaxing bronchial spasm and reducing the viscosity of mucus.
These actions help the lungs expel mucus, benefiting catrarrhal conditions and coughs.