5. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
- Medicinal Use: GI Issues, Sinus Congestion
Thyme happens to be a relative of Oregano. They both come from the massive Lamiaceae family. Of course, Thyme is a popular addition to foods, resulting in several having some of it in their kitchen right now. Yet before this, people used Thyme medicinally quite often.
In fact, before we had antibiotics, people would use “oil of thyme” to medicate bandages. When used in food, Thyme can help with stomach pains or intestinal gas. Due to being in the Lamiaceae family, there has been some proof behind it clearing up some allergy issues. This is likely why some have seen success when using Thyme for bronchitis or sore throat problems.