Thymus serpyllum L.
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The herbal monograph selects and summarises scientific studies and textbooks regarding efficacy, dosage and safety to support the therapeutic uses of wild thyme.
The definition of the herbal drug is the whole or cut, dried, flowering aerial parts of Thymus serpyllum L. s.l.
Studies with its main characteristic constituent the essential oil with carvacrol as major compound are included.
The therapeutic indication is catarrh of the upper respiratory tract.
Administration of wild thyme addresses posology; its duration of use; contra-indications; special warnings; special precautions for use; interactions with other medicinal products; other forms of interaction; in pregnancy and lactation; its effects on ability to drive; undesirable effects; overdose.
In vitro experiments with wild thyme demonstrate antioxidant, antimicrobial, acetylcholine-esterase inhibiting and anti-proliferative properties.
The selection of literature cited in the monograph is aimed at compiling relevant information about the possible physiological roles of wild thyme and its major constituents.
- Thymus serpyllum L. s.l.
- Serpylli herba
- Wild Thyme
- Catarrh of the upper respiratory tract