Thymus Serpyllum

Scientific Name: Thymus Serpyllium
English Name: Thyme
Other Names in English:
Family: Lamiaceae

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Health Benefits

Temperament: Very hot and dry
1- Eat its fresh leaves as a vegetable with food. It is very useful, strengthens the stomach, and is beneficial for strengthening the eyesight.
2- Eating 10 grams of pounded thyme mixed with honey and hot water is useful for treating paralysis and Parkinson, relieving forgetfulness, treating epilepsy, strengthening the kidneys and sexual power.
3- Brew 15 to 25 grams of dried thyme in one liter of boiling water and drink 5 to 6 cups of it gradually every day. Pulmonary infections, recurrent coughs, pertussis, asthma or shortness of breath, colds, bronchitis, catarrh, angina, headaches caused by nervousness or indigestion, and treatment of severe half-head headache or migraine, relieves stuttering, relieves indigestion and heaviness of stomach, stomach ache and inflammation of intestines, carminative, treats skin diseases, nerve pain, nervous convulsions or fasciculation, liver disorders, diarrhea and purulent discharge of urine and menstruation. It is useful for treating hiccups, urine intermittency, crushing bladder stones and relieving uterine pain, it is astringent and tonic, it strengthens the heart, it is refreshing, it increases intelligence and perception, it increases urine, menstruation secretions, sweat and milk, relieves intestinal cramps, is anti-fungal and parasitic and facilitates the removal of the fetus and choroid, and is useful for the treatment of alopecia. It is useful for relieving herpes, relieving anxiety and relieving sciatica pain.
4- Brew twenty to thirty grams of flowering stems in a liter of boiling water for twelve minutes, strain and sweeten and drink four to five cups of it a day in turn. It relieves fatigue, and if you drink it after daily meals, it relieves anorexia after illness, recover and if you drink a cup of it before going to bed, it cures insomnia.
5- Chew it in your mouth. Eliminates bad breath.
6- Soak 10 grams of its fresh leaves in half a liter of alcohol for three weeks, then add half of its amount water and gargle with that alcohol every day and continue to gargle three times a day. Treats tonsillitis and no longer needs surgery.
7- Patients with rheumatism can pour 500 grams of it in a plastic bag and put it in some water and boil it for 15 minutes, then pour its water in a tub full of water with a temperature of 35 to 40 and rest in it for 20 minutes. Then immediately dry themselves and put on warm clothes and get out of the bathroom and sleep in bed and cover themselves with warm quilt to sweat well. This action is healing for them.
8- Boil it and compress the painful limbs with its decoction. Treats sprained limbs and muscles.
9- Brew 50 grams of flowering stem in a liter of boiling water for twelve minutes and dip a cloth or cotton in it 3 times a day and put it on herpes, it cures it.
10- Cut its fresh leaves and cook it in a closed container without water, then wrap its cooked leaves in a gauze or a clean cloth and cover it on the organ while it is hot. It is useful for treating phlegm diseases and chest pain and relieves neck pain and joint pain.
11- Rub its concentrated decoction on the head. It destroys the head lice, strengthens the hair follicles and stops hair loss.
12- Its suppository is effective for scenting the uterus.
Note: Excessive consumption of it weakens the heart muscle and causes ringing in the ears and dizziness.
Thyme flowers
Brew 20 to 30 grams of it in a liter of boiling water, then strain and drink it. It is invigorating, expectorant, emmenagogue, analgesic, anticonvulsant and mildly sudorific, strengthens the stomach, treats bloating and indigestion, if someone has diarrhea or intestinal disorders, it eliminates its side effects.


It is a plant of the Labiatae or Menthaceae family, herbaceous and perennial, that looks like wild oregano. It has numerous aerial stems, thick, short and creeping, and brown in the wooden base and green and soft in the upper part. The stem is 20 to 50 centimeters long and has a root with wood fibers. The leaves are gray-green and very small, oval in shape, hairy in most species, and hairless in the wild species, with an average length of 6 millimeters and an average width of 2 millimeters. The flowers are small and clustered, purple and red white, ending in July. Its seeds are smaller than mustard seeds and all the parts of this plant are fragrant. Different species of this plant have been identified in different parts of Iran.

Chemical Constituents

Dried leaves and flower tops yield 1-2.5% of a volatile oil, 25-40% of which is constituted by thymol. Minor quantities of carvacrol, p-cymene, lborneol, linalool, etc., occur in the oil along with thymol. The leaves also contain gums, resins and tannins.

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