Thyme

Spices & herbs

Origin

Originates from ancient Greeks. They called it the symbol of courage and sacrifice.

Botanical

Leaf of a low growing shrub in the mint family.

Used in seasoning blend for poultry and stuffing. Used in fish sauces, chowders, and soups

Thyme has a long history of use in natural medicine in connection with chest and respiratory problems including coughs, bronchitis, and chest congestion.

Facts

Latest medical studies revealed that thyme can be used in a treatment of bronchitis, fungal infections and skin disorders (acne). Thyme is usually applied in the form of tea or ointments.


Leaves and flowers of thyme were used to protect against nightmares in the past. People believed that placing of thyme under the pillow ensures pleasant dreams.


Thyme is evergreen plant. It has small, aromatic leaves that are oval in shape. Leaves have whole margin. They are arranged in opposite pairs on the stem.