Thyme vs Oregano

Thyme vs Oregano

Thyme is a cousin of another common, versatile herb, oregano. While there are some similarities between the two, there are also a few differences. Here’s how these two spices stack up:

Thyme

Oregano

  • Has more potassium, iron and calcium
  • Used for respiratory tract disorders, such as coughs, asthma, croup and bronchitis.
  • Also used for GI disorders, such as heartburn and bloating
  • Treats menstrual cramps, rheumatoid arthritis, UTIs, headaches and heart conditions

Similarities

  • Contain thymol and carvacrol, both of which have been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Potent antioxidants
READ:   My Magic Island