A perennial in the mint family of plants, thyme is a small, attractive herb with a plethora of small white, pink, or lilac flowers. Incredibly, there are more than 350 known thyme species, undoubtedly because they hybridize so easily.
Here are three benefits of thyme:
* Boosts immunity - Getting all the vitamins your body needs every day can be challenging. Luckily, thyme is packed with vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A. If you feel a cold coming on, thyme can help get you back in good health.
*Great for heart health - it lowers cholestrol and regulates blood pressure.
* Great for cough - Thyme essential oil, which is obtained from its leaves, is often used as a natural cough remedy. In a particular study, combination of thyme and ivy leaves helped to alleviate coughing and other symptoms of acute bronchitis.
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