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.
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.