The region of the Middle East and South Europe are the natural places of thyme. Thyme contains many essential plant nutrients to maintain good health, and contains many vitamins and minerals. The following are the benefits and nutritional values of thyme.
- Thyme contains many properties that have a significant role in reducing many diseases, and works to promote health significantly.
- The antioxidant flavonoids in thyme and many other antioxidants are in the fresh thyme, and these antioxidants act to limit the spread of free radicals in the body.
Thyme is saturated with many minerals, including potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium and selenium. Potassium is a key component of cells and body fluids. It helps regulate heartbeat rate and blood pressure. Iron enters into the formation of blood cells, while manganese acts as an adjunct to antioxidant enzymes.
- Thyme contains many essential vitamins, such as vitamin B compound, A, C, K, E and folic acid.
- Thyme provides about 28% of the daily requirement of vitamin B6, approximately 0.35 mg, which helps maintain the proportions of neurotransmitters in the brain, which in turn helps relieve tension and stress.
- Vitamin C helps the body to develop its resistance to various pathogens, and also to identify harmful free radicals that may cause inflammation.
- Vitamin A, which is able to melt in the fats and is an antioxidant, helps in many aspects of health in the body, including health of eyesight, skin, and also maintains the health of mucous membranes.