Thyme

An Herb

Origin

It comes from the Southern Mediterranean

Parts We Use

The leaves, flowering tops and essential oil are used.

Common Culinary Uses

Thyme is commonly used in Italian and French cooking. It is a great compliment to many vegetables, including tomatoes and roasted potatoes, as well as roasted and grilled meats. It is also used often in stocks and stews. An example of a recipe that calls for Thyme is a Chicken and Corn Chowder. Thyme can be used as both fresh and dried, however, you have to use a greater amount of fresh thyme than if you were using dried.

Health Benefits

Thyme is used in many ways. One way it is used is as a antibacterial medication that can fight acne. Another benefit is that it lowers your heart rate as well as cholesterol. Another way is that it help with coughing and having a sore throat. The final way Thyme can be beneficial is that it is packed with Vitamin C, as well as Vitamin A, giving you a boost in your immunity.

Interesting Facts About Thyme

-There are more than 100 varieties of Thyme.

-The Ancient Greeks used Thyme in their baths.

-Thyme was once used on bandages to prevent infection.

-Thyme can reach to 16 inches in height.

-Thyme can survive for more than two years in the wild.