Also known as Common Thyme and Garden Thyme
History: Thyme is know to chefs and home cooks throughout the world as a seasoning for soups and savory dishes. However, this aromatic herb has been used for medicinal qualities since the first century A.D. and was used in the Middle Ages. Thyme originated in the Mediterranean basin and has a number of varieties, each with its own distinctive oil composition. Interestingly enough, the herb received its genus name from the Greek word for courage and has been used throughout the centuries as a symbol of courage.
Uses: Asthmatic problems, Whooping cough, sore throat, bronchitis, tonsillitis, bad breath
Active Ingredients: Thymol, carvacrol, cymol, linalool, borneol, bitter principles, tannin, flavonoids, triterpenoids
Actions: carminative, anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic, expectorant, astringent, anthelmintic, anticatarrhal, diaphoretic, tonic, vulnerary
Complementary Herbs: Lobelia, Ephedra, Wild Cherry, Sundew