April 29, 2016

Wild Thyme

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What other names is Wild Thyme known by?

Garden Thyme, Iper, Mother of Thyme, Serpolet, Serpyllum, Shepherd's Thyme, Thym des Jardins, Thym de Bergère, Thym à Feuilles Étroites, Thym Sauvage, Thym Serpolet, Thymus serpyllum, Tomillo Silvestre.

What is Wild Thyme?

Wild thyme is an herb. The flowering parts of the plant are used to make medicine.

People take wild thyme for breathing problems including cough, bronchitis, and swollen airways. They also take it for kidney and bladder disorders, intestinal gas, and colic.

Some people apply wild thyme directly to the skin for arthritis and sprains.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Cough.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Kidney problems.
  • Bladder problems.
  • Intestinal gas.
  • Colic.
  • Arthritis, when applied directly to the skin.
  • Sprains, when applied directly to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of wild thyme for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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