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Latin name : Thymus vulgaris
Part : Leaves
Amount : 100 g or 454 g (1lb)
Properties : Antiseptic, immunostimulant, mucolytic (liquefie mucus) and expectorant (allows you to expel mucus). An essential to treat colds and nasal congestion.
Precautions : Avoid therapeutic dosages during pregnancy (but can take a short period for a cold). Avoid in case of hypertension.
Plant powders' uses: In capsules, in food, in smoothie, in pastilles and energy balls, then externally (cosmetics, ointments, poultices). Unless exceptional, plant powders are not soluble in water, although several molecules they contain. For better results, it is preferable to extract these molecules in water, alcohol or in oil (certain molecules are fat -soluble). For more information, the Schools Flowers offers an introductory workshop and an à la carte course on the manufacture of therapeutic products.
We advise to consult a health professional before using medicinal plants, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under medication.
Information on this website has not been assessed by Health Canada and does not replace the opinion of a health professional. She is only informative.