3rd person present: heals
to become sound or healthy again.
synonyms: make better, make well, cure, treat successfully, restore to health, get someone back on their feet, put someone on the road to recovery; More
I’ve just read an article that boasts of a cure that will “heal” the most hardiest of disorders. Vertigo, Lupus, Fatigue, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Issues and many more, will now become a thing of the past, thanks to this miraculous creation. Now that’s quite a bold claim to make considering some of these conditions, so what is this extraordinary elixir that can do what many medical professional have, throughout the centuries failed to achieve? Thyme. Yep, you read that right, thyme.
Apparently, drinking this herb with a touch of honey everyday, will stop your bones from thinning, (arthritis) halt the deterioration of cartilage, repair tissue damage, (osteoarthritis) stop your immune system from attacking the healthy cells in your body, (Lupus) regulate your thyroxine levels, (Thyroid) and correct any neurological disorders that affect the structure or function of the brain or spinal cord. (Fibromyalgia)
Not only that, but it’s also great for multiple sclerosis and even Hashimoto’s.
Why then are we not bowing down and worshiping this aromatic perennial evergreen herb? Why is it not given on repeat prescription? Why isn’t there a treatment whereby this glorious plant can be administered intravenously? And why is there not a God dedicated to the wonders of the Thymus vulgaris? WHY?!
In all seriousness, I know that certain types of thyme have medicinal properties and contain antifungal, antibacterial and insecticidal qualities, and no doubt can help in soothing some of the symptoms of many serious medical conditions, but those are a type of thyme cultivated for medicinal use. The article that I read only mentions dry or fresh thyme and not the various kinds such as wild thyme, which research has shown can induce cell death in breast cancer cells. To suggest that it can therefore “heal” is a dangerous proposition to put forth. No amount of drinking thyme will stop my bones from deteriorating or stop my body from attacking and damaging its own tissues.
To claim that something can heal, preys on those who are desperate for an answer to their pain and brings expectation and hope. And when that doesn’t work out, it leaves behind depression and a sense of hopelessness.
If the article had stated that thyme was a useful herb that could help alleviate certain symptoms, I’d have no problem with it. It’s the word ‘heal’ that consigns it to the ‘quack’ pile of medical articles.