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Thyme is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Thyme

Thyme in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Thyme in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "Guainerius stated that the ancients had discovered that many of the following herbs were beneficial: mistletoe, cinquefoil, peony root, peony-seed, gentian, Syrian rue, sparrow wort, castor-bean, seed of the chastity tree, mountain laurel, borage, root of the aristolochia rotunda, pirethrum, bettony seed, caraway, physalis, pennyroyal, rosemary, rue, sage, stiche, thyme, and hair moss."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 180
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 180.
Primary Source: Lennox WG. Antonius Guainerius on epilepsy. Annals of Medical History 2:484-499. 1940.


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Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Thyme

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Evidence or the Use of Thyme in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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Barbara K Robens, Xinzhu Yang, Christopher M McGraw, Laura H Turner, Carsten Robens, Summer Thyme, Alexander Rotenberg, Annapurna Poduri
Mosaic and non-mosaic protocadherin 19 mutation leads to neuronal hyperexcitability in zebrafish.
Neurobiol Dis: 2022, 169;105738
[PubMed:35460869] [] [DOI] (I p)

Rezvan Omidipour, Leila Zarei, Mandana Beigi Boroujeni, Asghar Rajabzadeh
Protective Effect of Thyme Honey against Valproic Acid Hepatotoxicity in Wistar Rats.
Biomed Res Int: 2021, 2021;8839898
[PubMed:33688502] [] [DOI] (I e)

Atefeh Jalali, Farid Dabaghian, Hossein Akbrialiabad, Farzaneh Foroughinia, Mohammad M Zarshenas
A pharmacology-based comprehensive review on medicinal plants and phytoactive constituents possibly effective in the management of COVID-19.
Phytother Res: 2021, 35(4);1925-1938
[PubMed:33159391] [] [DOI] (I p)

Reza Jahani, Faraz Mojab, Arash Mahboubi, Azadeh Nasiri, Armin Tahamtani, Mehrdad Faizi
Iran J Pharm Res: 2019, 18(3);1456-1465
[PubMed:32641954] [] [DOI] (P p)

Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak, Magdalena Walasek, Tariq M Aljarba, Paul Stapleton, Simon Gibbons, Jianbo Xiao, Jarogniew J Łuszczki
The anticonvulsant and anti-plasmid conjugation potential of Thymus vulgaris chemistry: An in vivo murine and in vitro study.
Food Chem Toxicol: 2018, 120;472-478
[PubMed:30055314] [] [DOI] (I p)



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