How will Fenugreek & Thyme help me? This long-standing Nature’s Sunshine formula is a carefully balanced combination of two well known, time-honoured herbs. Fenugreek herb contains mucilaginous compounds, which are gel-like substances known for their ability to soothe tissues. It is also an excellent herbal source of Selenium, an antioxidant that helps the body utilise oxygen. Thyme is traditionally known for its association with the respiratory system. The Respiratory System The respiratory system is responsible for supplying oxygen to the blood and expelling waste gases. Without life-giving oxygen, cells cannot utilise the energy resources that are available to them and so cannot function. Without oxygen, body cells start dying within minutes. If the efficiency of the respiratory system begins to diminish, any energy stored in the body must be released at a slower rate. Since oxygen is so vital to the energy needs of the body, it is essential that we maintain healthy lungs by breathing unpolluted air as much as possible and by supplying the body with good nutrition. The respiratory tract, which is especially vulnerable to particles floating in the air due to pollution, has several ways of dealing with these particles. For example, the cough and the sneeze reflexes keep the passageways of the lungs clear of foreign matter. The hairs in the nose trap irritants, contaminants, bacteria, viruses, fungi, vehicle exhaust fumes and other materials. But not all particles are trapped here. If particles are trapped further down in the tract, bronchitis and other breathing difficulties may result.