They also noted that HDL cholesterol levels increased significantly, which is helpful to help rid the body of harmful LDL molecules.
What’s more, the team observed that the extract was able to significantly lower the heart rate in rats with high blood pressure.
They explained: “It is conceivable that (thyme) contains certain active compounds that are possibly responsible for the observed antihypertensive activity.
“Moreover, these findings further authenticate the traditional use of this plant in folklore medicine.”
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