Garden Thyme, Iper, Mother of Thyme, Serpolet, Serpyllum, Shepherd’s Thyme, Thym des Jardins, Thym de Bergère, Thym à Feuilles Étroites, Thym Sauvage, Thym Serpolet, Thymus serpyllum, Tomillo Silvestre.
Wild thyme is an herb. The flowering parts of the plant are used to make medicine.
People take wild thyme for breathing problems including cough, bronchitis, and swollen airways. They also take it for kidney and bladder disorders, intestinal gas, and colic.
Some people apply wild thyme directly to the skin for arthritis and sprains.
There isn’t enough information available to know how wild thyme might work.
Insufficient Evidence for:
Arthritis, when applied directly to the skin.
Sprains, when applied directly to the skin.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of wild thyme for these uses.
Wild thyme is safe in the amounts used in foods and seems safe for most adults when used as medicine.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of wild thyme during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Thyroid disorders: Wild thyme can slow down the thyroid’s activity because it can affect hormones that control the thyroid gland. Talk with your healthcare provider if you have thyroid problems and want to start taking wild thyme.
We currently have no information for WILD THYME Interactions.