A highly popular, fragrant herb used in the culinary world, thyme is re- nowned for its numerous health benefits. The herb is filled with phytonutri- ents, minerals and vitamins that are required for our well-being.
Thyme is one of the most popular culinary herbs that originated from Southern Europe and the Mediterranean regions. The thyme plant grows into a shrub and has a thin, woody base with square stems. Its length can be about 15 to 30 cm. The plant is light green in color and is slightly curved, with aromatic leaves. The leaves of thyme and its flower tips can be consumed fresh or dried for culinary purposes.
Thyme is filled with essential minerals and vitamins that are required for our health. It is the richest source of potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese and selenium. This herb is also a rich source of vital vitamins like B-complex vitamins, beta carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E and folic acid.
Thyme is effective on Propionibacterium, the bacterium that causes acne. Thyme has a good antibacterial effect compared to benzoyl peroxide present in acne creams and face washes. Thyme has anti-inflammatory properties that are useful to cure chronic inflammation of the body. Research at Leeds Metropolitan University in England discovered that thyme was successful at battling the bacteria which causes skin acne. Herbs like thyme are believed to be gentler on your skin than other types of common skin products due to their anti inflammatory components.
We use it in: comforting face cleanser