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Thyme

How does Thyme work?

Thyme contains chemicals that might help bacterial and fungal infections, and minor irritations. It also might relieve smooth muscle spasms, such as coughing.

Are there safety concerns?

Thyme is safe when consumed in foods and as medicine for short periods of time. It can cause digestive system upset. Thyme oil also seems to be safe when applied to the skin. In some people, applying the oil to the skin can cause irritation.

Do not use thyme if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are allergic to the herb oregano. People who are allergic to oregano can also be allergic to thyme.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Thyme might increase the risk of bleeding.

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