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There are many varieties of Thyme. Some say that this is the herb of youth. It may be used for many conditions. Thyme is believed to protect both the body and the brain as it contains anti-oxidants as well as having antibacterial properties. It is energizing, and useful to include in the diet after illness or during stressful periods. The herb is a helpful medicine for chesty complaints and is even noted to bring relief during boughts of bronchitis. Thyme has been used over the cenuries for fungal infections including athlete's foot.