Thyme is a very versatile herb whose history dates back thousands of years. It has notable antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, and diuretic properties useful in treating a variety of ailments. Thyme extract contains phenolic essential oils and high levels of vitamins and minerals. The oil contains thymol, borneal, carvacrol and linalool which are powerful antibiotics. The infusion is good for dry, whooping, acute, and chronic respiratory complaints and is very successful at treating bronchitis as well as soothing asthma and laryngitis.