Wild Thyme originates from the Levant, where it was probably first cultivated. Egyptians used Thyme for embalming. The Greeks used it in baths and as incense. The Romans used it as a purifier and added it to cheese and liqueurs. In the Middle Ages, it was placed under pillows to aid sleep. Throughout the ages people have used Thyme Tea for its strong disinfecting capabilities. Indeed, multiple studies indicate that Thyme essential oil works well against many bacteria. It contains high levels of antioxidants, with all the health benefits that that entails. As well as aiding sleep hiding under your pillow, it has a calming effect due to the compound carvacrol, helping to calm your mind. It also helps boost our body’s immune system and helps against the flu, shingles, hepatitis, and others. It may also be beneficial for combatting a scratchy sore throat. I may also suggest it be used in conjunction with Coltsfoot although limit yourself just a couple of cups a day. Taking the last one just before bed.
It goes without saying that if you're pregnant (or are under the doc for anything) caution should be exercised with herbal decoctions.