Natural Soothing Help from Fenugreek & Thyme
Now Foods' Fenugreek & Thyme is an herbal supplement that may help as a natural decongestant and with respiratory issues.
Fenugreek and thyme are herbs that may help relieve irritation and provide expectorant properties to support the expulsion of mucus from the upper respiratory tract.
Fenugreek belongs to the pea family, Fabaceae. And globally, it is one of the most popular herbs taken by nursing mothers with low milk production to help increase milk synthesis.
In traditional ayurvedic medicine, this herb is viewed as a laxative, a lactation stimulant, and as a demulcent, or a soothing agent that helps relieve irritation.
Fenugreek may also help lower blood glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides, and the defatted seed material from fenugreek, may reduce gastrointestinal glucose and cholesterol absorption.
While many are familiar with thyme as a cooking herb, it is also part of traditional herb medicine.
There are many different species of this perennial but all are members of the mint family.
Thyme contains such antioxidant nutrients as flavonoids, terpinene, and beta carotene that help combat free radicals, which play a part in aging and cellular damage.
Thyme also contains the antimicrobial agent thymol, which may help fight off harmful microorganisms, including viruses, fungi, parasites and bacteria.
Thyme may also help with respiratory conditions, as it has expectorant properties, so it supports the expulsion of mucus from the upper respiratory tract.
And tea made from thyme has been traditionally been used for gastrointestinal disorders, including gas and diarrhea.