Thyme is a collective name for about 30 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants, sometimes reaching the size of small bushes and belonging to the Urstnotsvetna family.

Almost all of these plants have a poorly developed root system that reaches the top layers of the soil. They usually bloom in the period from June to October.

Their flowers are small and from white to purple or violet in color and are located most often around between the leaves around the tops of the plants. Their fruits ripen in September and have the shape of a triangular nut with a light brown color.

Savory is found on all continents except Antarctica.

Nutritional value of 100 grams of dried savory leaves

• Water – 9 grams;
• Proteins – 6.7 grams;
• Fats – 5.9 grams;
• Carbohydrates – 48 grams;
• Vegetable fibers / fibers/ – 20.8 grams;
• Mineral salts – 9.6 grams;
• Calorie content – 272 kilocalories;


• Vitamin A /beta carotene/ – 3.08 mg;
• Vitamin B1 /thiamine/ – 0.37 mg;
• Niacin /vitamin B3 or PP/ – 4.08 mg;
• Vitamin B6 /pyridoxine/ – 1.08 mg;
• Vitamin C /ascorbic acid/ – 50 mg;


• Potassium – 1051 mg;
• Calcium – 2132 mg;
• Magnesium – 377 mg;
• Sodium – 24 mg;
• Phosphorus – 140 mg;< /p>


• Iron – 37.88 mg;
• Manganese – 6.1 mg;
• Copper – 0.847 mg;
• Selenium – 4.6 micrograms;
• Zinc – 4.3 mg;< /p>

Thyme as a medicine

Since ancient times, this plant has been used not only as a food spice, but also in medicine.

Exhibits the following properties:

• Stimulates the secretion of bile juice, which increases appetite and improves digestion. It helps with bloating, slows down the processes of rotting food in the gastrointestinal tract. Savory is particularly effective for indigestion, vomiting and intestinal catarrh.

• The bitter glycosides that make up this spice have anti-parasitic properties. In addition, it also has an antibacterial and disinfecting effect.
• Savory also has an expectorant effect, therefore coughs caused by diseases of the respiratory tract can be cured with the help of a decoction of savory. p>

• As an herb, savory cleanses the body, as it has a diaphoretic and diuretic effect. And in this way, it favorably affects the state of the gall bladder, the kidneys, and also the lymphatic system.

• Antispasmodic properties – medicinal preparations produced on the basis of savory are a reason for a person to forget the unpleasant sensations he experienced with intestinal and bile spasms.

• Savory has a beneficial effect on the picochopolous system – it helps to normalize the menstrual cycle in women and to increase the potency of men. It also treats cystitis and is even considered a more effective remedy than cranberry.

• It also has a positive effect on the nervous system. Antidepressants have also been found in the composition of savory, therefore it is believed to help with depression, stimulate brain activity, and provide a surge of energy. It also has a calming effect.

• Improves the function of the organs of blood circulation – cleans the vessels of cholesterol, lowers the heart rate.

• Lowers blood sugar levels and has a tonic effect, and the antioxidant properties of savory are the reason why it suppresses the development of cancer.


The use of savory is absolutely contraindicated in diseases of the kidneys and liver, peptic ulcer disease of the stomach and duodenum, pregnancy, cardiosclerosis, atherosclerosis of the vessels of the brain and impaired thyroid function gland.

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