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The benefits of Thyme oil.


Thyme essential oil, made from the herb Thymus vulgaris, has been traditionally used in the Mediterranean region for thousands of years as a common remedy for a number of ailments. It had a widespread reputation across many countries and ancient cultures.

The oil is derived from the leaves and flowers of the plant and has a strong smell that is hot and spicy in character.


 As an antiseptic and antibacterial agent

Thyme oil has been used for ages as an antiseptic to prevent infections from developing on damaged skin. However, since it is a strong oil, it should be diluted with coconut oil before applying directly on cuts and bruises. It is also effective in fungal infection of the skin.

 For gastrointestinal health

Thyme oil is edible used for therapeutic purposes, it is useful in colitis and many stomach infections.  Thyme oil has a carminative property similar to peppermint oil. It reduces gas formation in the stomach and helps one pass gas to relieve the symptoms of bloating.

To treat rheumatism

It is useful in the treatment of rheumatic and arthritic pain.

To promote good sleep

Dab a few drops of thyme oil on the pillows or using a few drops in a diffuser kept by the bedside. It actually helps in inducing deep sleep.

 For cardiovascular health

Thyme oil improves the circulatory system by relaxing the walls of the arteries and veins. It also rejuvenates the heart muscle and the heart valves for more effective pumping.

To get rid of pests and parasites

Like other strong-smelling oils, thyme oil also has a bug-repellent effect, particularly on blood-sucking insects like mosquitoes, fleas, bedbugs and lice.

 Relief from menstrual problems

Improvement in blood circulation and the antispasmodic effect combine to regulate menstrual flow and reduce cramping. Thyme oil has a stimulating effect on the endocrine system and is known to delay menopause, too.

Cosmetic use

Regular application of thyme oil on scars caused by acne, burns, chicken pox and surgery may help them to fade gradually.

For oral hygiene

Thymol is a common ingredient in toothpastes and mouthwashes. Anyone can formulate a healthy natural mouthwash by mixing a few drops of thyme essential oil in water and shaking well. The antibacterial agents in the oil will reduce plaque formation and cavities.


Thyme oil is a valuable home remedy. However, Thyme oil is a strong oil that can cause allergic reactions or even burn the skin if applied in full strength. For topical application, dilute thyme with olive oil, coconut oil or almond oil. Always test on a small area of the skin before using it more generously.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 191.


It is a general remedy for cramps and often prevents miscarriage in women.

It is useful in false labour pains.

It is a useful remedy when the menses are too late and scanty and last for a few hours. It is useful when the menses are offensive in odour and the crams extend down to the thighs.

It is useful in Spasmodic and membranous Dysmenorrhoea.

It is useful in excoriating leucorrhoea with smarting and itching of the genitals

This remedy is also useful when the stools are large and hard with cutting pains in the rectum and soreness in the anus.

This remedy is useful in pains in the nape of the neck, when the back feels as if it would break.

This remedy suits persons who are worse lying on the affected side, who are worse in a warm room and who are better in open air.

This remedy compares with Cimicifuga, Caulophyllum and Sepia.


Cramps in the abdomen and legs of pregnant women are controlled very quickly by VIBRUNUM OPULUS.

Dr. Hale M.D.

I have used VIBRUNUM in many cases of neuralgia and spasmodic dysmenorrhoea and have yet to meet a single case where it has failed to cure.

Dr. Hale M.D.

Foods to avoid in Thyroid deficiency.


Hypothyroidism is a condition where the body doesn’t make enough thyroid hormones.  Thyroid hormones help control your growth, repair and metabolism. As a result, people who suffer from hypothyroidism may experience tiredness, hair loss, weight gain, feeling cold, feeling down and many more symptoms .Hypothyroidism affects 1 to 2% of people worldwide and is ten times more likely to affect women than men.  Foods alone won’t cure hypothyroidism. However, a combination of the right nutrients and medication can help restore thyroid function and minimize your symptoms.

Foods to avoid in Hypothyroidism:

1. Eating Fried Foods

Eating fried food always can be harmful to your thyroid gland functions as it reduces the glands ability to secrete thyroid hormones. If you are on thyroid hormone medication you should avoid trans-fat rich fried food which will impede the proper functioning of the thyroid gland

2. Refined Sugar

If you suffer from autoimmune thyroid disease then avoiding refined sugar is a must. Your body’s blood sugar levels and causes great harm to the proper working of your pancreas which can result in your body becoming resistant to insulin and ultimately it damages your thyroid causing a decrease in your thyroid hormone levels.

3. Eating Gluten Rich Foods

The gluten-rich food you consume is rich in a substance called as gliadin. Your thyroid gland generates an enzyme similar to gliadin called – transglutaminase. When you then eat gluten your body will treat both the gliadin and the transglutaminase limiting the use of and the benefits derived from the transglutaminase produced by your thyroid gland.

4. Excessive Drinking of Coffee

Excessive drinking of coffee would cause your adrenal glands to secrete large amounts of epinephrine and nor-epinephrine hormones, leading to adrenal fatigue and this greatly affects your thyroid gland adversely.

5. Eating Cruciferous Vegetables

When taken in excess your broccoli can be harmful to you if you have a thyroid condition and where you are deficient insufficient iodine levels in your body.

6. Consuming Soy

If you have iodine deficiency, the isoflavones in soy can affect the proper functioning of your thyroid gland. Taking excess of Soy can hamper your body’s absorption and use of synthetic thyroid hormone if you are on thyroid medication. Doctors advise that if you are on thyroid medication you should wait for a minimum of 4 hours before you eat soy, as it would enable your body to properly metabolize every substance separately and more effectively.


While it’s easy to gain weight with hypothyroidism, there are plenty of things you can do to help maintain a healthy weight. For example, you can try to get plenty of rest, eat a good amount of protein and practice mindful eating which will help you to manage this disease well.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 190.


It is an excellent drug for auricular fibrillation. It induces a fall in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

It is a good remedy when there is great prostration and weakness.

It combats the ill effects of sunstroke and it can also abort early stages of pneumonia.

It suits patients who are quarrelsome and delirious.

It suits patients who are thirsty and have nausea and vomiting after the least quantity of food is ejected.

It is useful in heart conditions, where the heart rate is slow, weak and irregular. It is also useful in valvular diseases.

It is a suitable remedy in Erysipelas and in suppurative fevers, where there are great temperature variations.

Related remedies are Gelsemium, Baptisia, Belladonna and Aconite.


In Meningismus, two remedies give good results. They are ACONITE AND VERATRUM VIRIDE.

Dr. Griggs. M.D.

Acute and chronic congestions of hypertensives with hypertension itself come under the domain of VERATRUM VIRIDE. Oppression, sighing, rapid respiration and gasping for breath are their distressing symptoms and VERATRUM VIRIDE is the only salvation.

Dr. Bellokossy. M.D.

In Pneumonia, Dr. Hale considers VERATRUM VIRIDE better than ACONITE. But VERATRUM VIRIDE should be discontinued immediately after the pulse falls to its normal rate.

Dr. Ruddock. M.D.

VERATRUM VIRIDE comes in as an invaluable remedy in those violent congestions, which precede Pneumonia. It may even abort the whole disease.

Dr. E. A. Farrington. M.D.

Impending Tetanus, we certainly have efficient preventives of the full-fledged disease.  ACONITE, with fever, anxiety, tension of muscles, tingling and numbness. VERATRUM VIRIDE, HYPERICUM with excruciating pain in the wound; BELLADONNA, CICUTA, SILICEA and probably AUGUSTURA; if the wound is suppurating or has ceased to discharge pus.

Dr. Farrington. M.D.

In all inflammatory conditions where there are marked gastric symptoms, I prefer VERATRUM VIRIDE TO ACONITE.

Dr. Peterson.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 189.


This drug is useful when there is a collapse of the patient with extreme coldness, blueness and weakness.

It is useful in post-operative shock with cold sweat in the head, pale face, and rapid feeble pulse.

This remedy is very useful in vomiting and purging, with cramps in the extremities with nearly all complaints. The diarrhoea is copious and forcibly evacuated with great prostration.

The remedy is very useful in violent retching and vomiting.

It is useful in patients who have stupor with sullen indifference.

This remedy is said to be useful in Puerperal mania when the patient is prone to shrieking.

This remedy is useful when there is thirst for cold water, which is vomited as soon as it is ingested.

This remedy is very useful when there is copious nausea and vomiting, when the patient craves for fruits and juicy cold things.

The remedy is useful in gastric irritability with chronic vomiting of food.

It is useful when there is a sinking feeling in the abdomen with abdominal colic.

This remedy is also useful in chronic bronchitis, where the cough is aggravated from drinking cold water.

This remedy is also useful when the urine escapes while coughing.

This remedy is useful in palpitation, when the pulse is irregular and feeble. It is also useful in Tobacco heart.

This remedy suits females with early menses, which is profuse and exhausting. It is useful in dysmenorrhoea with cold sweat.

This remedy is useful in soreness and tenderness of the joints with calf cramps.

This remedy suits subjects whose skin is blue, cold clammy with cold sweat.

This remedy suits persons who are worse in the night and in wet cold weather. It also suits persons who are better walking and better from warmth.


Veratrum Album given in aqueous solution intravenously revives the patient.

Dr. Hinsdale.

I have found Veratrum Album useful in cardiac debility following acute diseases when the heart muscles become so weak that the pulse is thread like. The patient faints on moving, on lying down, the face is red on sitting up, it turns deathly pale. Often you will find the hands cold and clammy.

Dr. E. A. Farrington.  M.D.

For nausea occurring during chronic poisoning, IPECAC acts very nicely.  In acute attacks stimulating Cholera VERATRUM ALBUM relieves.

Dr. Farrington. M.D.

VERATRUM ALBUM is to be thought of when after fright there is great coldness of the body with diarrhoea.

Dr. Farrington. M.D.