Today let's talk about another one of my favorite spices . . . and that would be "Thyme"
Well . . . as we know "thyme" is an herb that's part of the mint family. It's packed with vitamin A, vitamin C which supports the immune system, potassium for healthy cells, copper, iron, manganese for bone development and blood clotting and also contains "fiber".
"Thyme" can help fight respiratory infections and is a natural expectorant that serves as an antiseptic which can help expel mucus. It's also good for soothing coughs and fighting nasal congestion.
"Thyme" is an "anti-inflammatory" and antioxidant
It's even used in conjunction with ginger for the reduction of serum glucose and lipid profile levels in diabetic patients. It can increase HDL-C and hemoglobin levels and improve liver and kidney functions.
I'm sure we can all agree . . . this is an important little spice . . .
But the best part yet is . . .
You know how I'm always telling you that an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria in the body is the cause to just about every ailment we have . . . even weight issues . . .
Well . . . this little spice is actually an antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral.
You see . . . "thyme" has the ability to kill pathogens in the body such as a "bad" bacterial overgrowth. And the reason this "bad" bacteria is so hard to kill . . . is that it is protected by a biofilm.
Okay . . . confused???
Let's start at the beginning . . .
Simply put . . . this "bad" bacteria has a suit of armor to protect it from elimination so it can colonize fast . . . and cause disruption to our health. And this armor is called "biofilm".
Now . . . "biofilm" is very hard to dismantle and break apart. And this is why it's so hard to kill a "bad" bacterial overgrowth.
BUT . . . "thyme" is one of the few elements in nature that has the ability to crack open this bacteria's suit of armor so the immune system can do its job and kill this bacteria.
And as an added bonus . . . 'thyme" can also break open the suit of armor around "viruses" making it easier for the body to kill and eliminate them also.
So add this little spice to your meal and start breaking open that armor for a healthier you.
NOTE: Some herbs and spices that contain salicylates (a natural blood thinner) include cayenne pepper, cinnamon, curry powder, dill, ginger, licorice, oregano, paprika, peppermint, turmeric and "thyme" and can aid in blood thinning . . . therefore . . . if you're on blood thinning medication . . . please consult your own healthcare physician before consuming these herbs and spices.
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