What Happens to Your Body when You Drink Thyme Tea

What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Thyme Tea

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Being a small herb within the mint plant family, thyme is not only considered one of the most popular culinary herbs these days with a variety of usages, but it is also best known for a long list of medical properties which are beneficial for treating a lot of diseases and conditionsAside from adding thyme to your meals, you could also try drinking this herb as tea as well. Indeed, drinking thyme tea regularly can benefit your health due to its abundance of important vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants. Let’s discover some key benefits of thyme herbal tea and learn how it affects our body, either good or bad sides. 
10 Benefits of Thyme Tea for Health And Beauty
1. Alleviate Inflammation
The thymol found in thyme might help alleviate inflammation through suppressing some inflammatory pathways. This active compound might be helpful in fighting against peritonitis – the inflammation of peritoneum, which is a membrane covering the abdominal organs. 
2. Manage Blood Pressure
In accordance with a study which tested mice, thyme exhibited the ability to lower blood pressure. In more details, this herb reduced both diastolic and systolic blood pressure. It means that the Mediterranean diet, in which thyme is popularly used, could improve healthy blood pressure levels in human beings. Thus, thyme tea is considered a promising complementary natural medicine for hypertension.
3. Relieve Respiratory Disorders
This herb is widely used in traditional treatments for respiratory disorders. The bronchi and bronchioli are dilated by an extract in thyme. This extract also relieves respiratory airway at the same time. Thyme is also antispasmodic in nature, thereby contributing to relieving tonsillitis, asthma, and coughing. Ivy and thyme leaves are often combined together to cure cough and bronchitis as well.

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3. Act As A Mood Booster
Thyme can work on neurotransmitters, influencing the neurons’ activity and improving your mood. Furthermore, this mechanism may also lessen nervous conditions such as insomnia, depression and nightmares. You can take advantage of either thyme tea or thyme essential oil. Especially, thyme oil is widely used in aromatherapy for a boost in mood.
4. Provide Essential Minerals
You won’t believe that just two tablespoons of dried thyme leaves deliver 3.56 mg of iron, which meet the suggested daily iron value for a person. Thanks to its amazing source of iron, thyme tea supports the growth of red blood cells and boost energy for a healthy body. 
Lack of iron can be a reason for anemia, exhaustion and susceptibility to infections. It is also packed with vitamin K, manganese and calcium to provide your body with essential minerals. As the best aid used for normal blood clotting, adding thyme tea in your daily basis helps prevent other blood disorders. 
5. Alleviate Headache 
Owing to the monoterpenoid phenol named carvacrol, thyme tea has anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, drinking this tea daily can help you boost your energy levels and wind down with its mild scent. 
In addition, just several sips of thyme tea a day can also eradicate melancholy and exhaustion, and decrease the potential risk of insomnia. Not only does tea help you control headache episodes, but the oil extracted from thyme is also known to relieve stress as well as migraine headaches. You just need to rub some drops of this oil on your forehead and temples, then relax until your headache pain goes away.
6. Lose Weight
Popularly regarded as a weight loss tea, drinking this brew before meals can restrain the appetite, make you feel less hungry while still boost energy and distribute vital nutrients for the body. The nutrition compounds presenting in thyme tea can also optimize metabolism and burn off fat effectively.
7. Treat Acne 
In addition to a wide range of health benefits, thyme tea also benefits our skin as well. It offers essential nutrients to help maintain skin texture and eliminate bacteria causing many skin disorders. 
Thyme has the ability to combat external factors that lead to acnes thanks to its antibacterial actions. Therefore, this natural gift is often found in the ingredient list of face cleansers and acne creams. Its function is to cleanse oily skin, working in conjunction with antiseptic properties to alleviate dermatitis and acne. It works well for most skin types and can also be used as a natural toner. You can easily make this toner at home by dabbing thyme tea on your skin to minimize wrinkles, tighten skin pores and reduce sunray damage
The following steps describe how to treat acne as well as skin issues at home using thyme tea:
• Steep thyme leaves along with witch hazel in boiled water for 20 minutes. 
• Soak a cotton ball in the liquid and apply to any affected areas on your skin.
• Rinse it off with warm water.
• Repeat this process twice a day. 
8. Improve Bone Health
Provided with a payload of excellent minerals such as vitamin K, iron, calcium and manganese, thyme brew plays an important role to nurture bone health. It supports the growth of bone and prevents the risk of bone disorders. 
9. Improve Vision
Having a rich content of vitamin A along with antioxidant, thyme tea helps enhance your vision health and reduce eye diseases. Thyme is also helpful in reducing the risk of getting other related vision issues, including macular degeneration, pink eye and conjunctivitis. You can apply a cool thyme liquid to the effected eyes by using a cotton ball and clean your eyes carefully to see its effects.
10. Protect Hair Condition
Thyme has long been known for its benefits for hair as it encourages hair growth and fixes various hair issues, such as hair loss, thinning and frizzy hair. It explains why thyme is a common ingredient in shampoos and conditioners. 
Thyme tea is often used as natural hair rinse in dandruff treatments, and works best when diluting with other herbs.
5 Side Effects of Thyme Tea
Apart from various health benefits, take a quick look to some potential side effects of this herbal brew that could happen to your body:
1. Nausea 
Overtaking thyme tea to your body could result in nausea, which has typical symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, stomachache and vomiting. Its powerful chemicals along with active contents could counteract the effects of this tea if you drink too much for a long time. Just 1-2 cups per day is enough.
2. Allergy 
Similar to any other types of herbs, some people may react with thyme tea, especially if they also exhibit the same effect toward other Lamiaceae family plants such as rosemary, oregano and mint. For this reason, you may get breath shortness, skin rash, painful chest and some serious allergy signs. Stop consuming thyme tea immediately if you suffer from any symptoms listed above and ask for medical treatments. 
3. Pregnancy
It is advised from most healthcare experts that thyme tea should be limited for pregnant women because it can stimulate the menstruation and result in early miscarriage during the pregnancy. Likewise, it is recommended for breastfeeding women not to drink this brew without getting strict permission from healthcare providers. 
4. Heart Issues 
Some people who have chronic heart issues may get their conditions worse if they consume an excess amount of thyme tea. Therefore, it is better to stay safe and stick to small doses. Remember to consult your doctor before drinking it daily for better precaution. 
5. Bleeding Disorders
Be aware of any bleeding possibility if you drink thyme tea in large amounts, since it can slow down blood clotting. Give up thyme for at least two weeks before the scheduled surgery date to reduce the risk.  

Enjoy your tea...

About the author:
John Hughes is a Health and Beauty expert who has more than 5 years of experience in Health Care industry. For more health care tips on healthy living, visit him at the website TrueRemedies.com. There, you will find posts on natural treatments, recipes, healthy foods, and so much more.


  1. I haven't ever tried thyme tea, but now I'm intrigued. I do love thyme in my cooking!

    1. Me too, I do use thyme in cooking. Now I know we have more benefits from it

  2. I need to try this. I'm big on drinking my Ginger and Turmeric Wellness Drink that I made it. It helps with reducing inflammation, so I drink it a lot.

    1. So true, Alissa...some of those natural ingredients work incredibly!

  3. I want to try, this drink contains a lot of benefits

  4. Rempah ini jarang ada disini ya mba, tapi kalau lagi pesan makan makanan barat di resto suka ada thyme ini

    1. iyaaa ya..kalau di Indonesia mungkin jarang. Tapi wanginya enak

  5. wah aku baru denger nama rempah ini, ko jadi penasaran pengen cari tau lebih banyak lagi soal rempah satu ini, terima kasih infnya Mbak :)

  6. when I read your blog I knew so many things that I never heard before. Thanks for sharing Mba

  7. Aku g pernah coba teh ini, seringnya sih minum teh hijau aja .. Mirip sama teh hijau yg seduh itu ga sih? Dia bs buat ngontrol berat badan sma jerawat jg ya? Belinya dmna sist?

  8. Perdana nih aku dengar mengenai teh thyme ini kak hehe manfaatnya juga banyak ya ternyata. Jadi pengen coba deh aku hehe

  9. Aku baru tau teh thyme ini..manfaatnya banyak banget dan must be try it..

  10. Bagian loose weight nya yang paling bikin aku tertarik untuk minum thyme tea ini say hehe

    1. Samaan nih, aku juga mau nyari ah buat nurunin bb :)

  11. ini emang ada ya di Indonesia? kayaknya enggak ada atau lbh tptnya susah ditemuin deh hehe

  12. Wah aku baru denger dan tidak kalau ternyata bnyk banget manfaatnya. Ku juga penggemar teh di pagi hari

  13. Thanks for sharing, mbak Indah! Informatif banget! Jadi makin rajin minum teh deh supaya dapetin manfaatnya.. :)

  14. Banyak manfaat ya ya dari thyme tea, jarang sih minum teh, baca artikel ini jadi semangat minum teh lagi

  15. Sering sih aku ngeteh, tapi belum pernah nyobain thyme tea ini... Khasiatnya banyak ya, sepertinya worth to try

  16. Wah teh yg jenis ini bisa buat jerawat ya, kok bikin kepo ya. Kemarin baru aja liat kalau teh biasa itu bikin jerawatan karena ada caffeine-nya. Bisa dialihkan kesini neh karena aku suka teh.


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