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Thyme is a fantastic plant

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According to PubMed.gov , "Ten essential oils, namely, mint (Mentha spicata L., Lamiaceae), ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc., Zingiberaceae), lemon (Citrus limon Burm.f., Rutaceae), grapefruit (Citrus paradisi Macf., Rutaceae), jasmine (Jasminum grandiflora L., Oleaceae), lavender (Mill., Lamiaceae), chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L., Compositae), thyme (Thymus vulgaris L., Lamiaceae), rose (Rosa damascena Mill., Rosaceae) and cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum N. Lauraceae) were tested for their antibacterial activities towards Propionibacterium acnes and in vitro toxicology against three human cancer cell lines."

Thyme is a native to the Mediterranean, and plus it was originally given the name “thyme” in Greece, it is still used in their cooking mixed with olive oil. Thyme kills cancer cells,thyme essential oil potently kills Lung Cancer Cells ,oral and ovarian cancer . Oil from the common herb thyme was discovered to kill up to 97% of human lung cancer cells. Recent research has shown that if you mix thyme and olive oil it will enhance the availability of hydroxytyrosol—olive oil’s most potent anti-cancer compound. That explains why Greeks have about half the rate of cancer compared to the rest of USA and the Europe.

Thyme isn't the only cancer cell killer but mint,ginger,lemon,grapefruit,jasmine,lavender,chamomile,rose and cinnamon are all cancer cell killers! Thyme and its essential oil, has also been used in Ayurvedic and traditional medicine owing to its strong antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Thyme, lemon grass, lemon thyme, and lemon balm repel mosquitoes, mixing them both together is great for repelling mosquitoes. You will love it but the mosquitoes wont!

Grow your own thyme to have when you need it, its great for cooking,repelling and cancer cells! Oakland's Homestead Apothecary has good information about herbs that are just fantastic!

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