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What are the benefits of thyme for children

Thyme is one of the aromatic herbs widely spread in the countries of the Mediterranean basin, as it is used as one of the spices to flavor foods, in addition to being included in the preparation of therapeutic and cosmetic recipes for hair and skin, because it contains many beneficial nutrients for the body, and the extracted oil is considered Thyme is one of the most important therapeutic oils that everyone is advised to use, and in this article we will introduce you to the most important benefits of this oil for children.

Benefits of thyme oil for babies:

Helps strengthen the body's immune system:
As it is known that children are more susceptible to various diseases and infections, and therefore the use of thyme oil works to prevent this problem, because it contains a high percentage of phenols, which have the ability to kill all parasitic organisms that cause diseases; Like bacteria, viruses, and fungi, it contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances.

 Speed ​​up the healing of diseases:
Where the child is exposed to many diseases, especially influenza and colds, by putting three drops of thyme oil in a cup of orange juice, and continuing to drink it for five days in a row to get the desired result.

Treating respiratory problems and disorders:
Respiratory problems and disorders include allergies, asthma, bronchitis, and the accumulation of phlegm in the chest or throat, in addition to sinus infections, by placing three drops of oil in a cup of lemon juice.

 Treating different hair problems:
Where thyme oil helps treat various hair problems, especially for females; Like hair loss, dandruff, poor growth, and lice, which are widely spread in nurseries and schools, and it is used by mixing one ounce of thyme oil with four ounces of coconut oil, and applying the mixture to the scalp after washing the hair well with water and shampoo , Making sure to repeat this process twice a week to get the desired result.

Helps improve digestive system function:
 This is because thyme oil protects the digestive system from various problems. Constipation, indigestion, in addition to diarrhea and flatulence, which are among the things that children often suffer from as a result of bad eating habits; Such as eating more sweets and soft drinks, and staying away from vegetables, fruits or water, and to get rid of this problem, it is recommended to drink a cup of milk mixed with two drops of thyme oil.

 Treatment of dental pain and gum infections:
Where thyme oil contains thyme, which is considered one of the antiseptics and analgesics for pain, it is noted that this oil is used in the manufacture of toothpastes and mouthwash.

Maintain healthy skin:
Where thyme oil greatly speeds up the healing of wounds and scars that children are exposed to, in addition to getting rid of rashes, allergies and any blisters that may appear on the body or face.

Precautions for using thyme:
  There are some caveats that you should pay attention to when using thyme, including the following:
  • Allergy to oregano and similar plants.People who have an allergic reaction to oregano and other plants of the labial family may be allergic to thyme
  •  Bleeding disorders, as thyme may slow blood clotting, so eating it may increase the risk of bleeding, especially when consumed in large quantities.
  • Surgical operations, because thyme may slow blood clotting, it may increase the risk of bleeding during surgery and after, so it is advised to stop using thyme two weeks before the surgery.