Essential oils have become really popular in recent years for their astonishing health benefits. Essential oils are an effective and natural way to help control stress, deal with pain, improve mood, and kill infections.
Therapeutic grade essential oils are distilled from the bark, flowers, or leaves of a plant and can provide physical and psychological benefits.
Thyme essential oil is one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man. Thyme supports the immune, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and other body systems.
Thyme essential oils contain large amounts of thymol. Thymol is one of the naturally occurring compounds known as biocides. Biocides are substances that can destroy harmful organisms. Thymol has one of the strongest antimicrobial attributes when compared to other biocides.
But did you know that essential oils can also be an effective anti-cancer remedy?
There are numerous foods and compounds that have been studied for their ability to prevent or treat diseases. The pharmaceutical industry continues to push patented medications that have numerous side effects but are sure to make a profit.
Meanwhile, research continues to grow that the plants and foods in nature are effective in preventing and treating diabetes, arthritis and even cancer.
Thyme essential oil shown to kill up to 97% of breast cancer cells
Oncologist researchers at Celal Bayar University in Turkey performed a study to determine what effect Wild Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) might have on breast cancer activity.
They reported in the journal Nutrition and Cancer that wild thyme induced cell death in the breast cancer cells. In this study, thyme essential oil was found to kill 98% of human breast cancer cells (MCF-7) in vitro after 72 hours of treatment.
Moreover, the concentration of 2% was effective at inhibiting both prostate and lung cancer cells with the exception of mint.
Thyme, or its essential oil, has also been used in Ayurvedic and traditional medicine owing to its strong antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal (potently killing yeast such as Candida) properties.
Other health benefits of thyme oil include:
- Helps reduce symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome
- Helps regulate menstrual flow
- Helps to increase circulation and elevates low blood pressure
- Helps prevent cellulite
- Help ease nervousness and anxiety
- Helps fight insomnia
- Help to eliminate bad breath and body odor
- Protect from colon cancer
If you are new to essential oils, consider doing more research or speaking with a qualified homeopathic doctor or a qualified representative. If you are seasoned in using essential oils, make sure to add thyme essential oil to your next order.