‘The herb wherever it grows wild denotes a pure atmosphere, and was thought to enliven the spirits by the fragrance which it diffuses into the air around. The Romans gave Thyme as a sovereign remedy to melancholy persons’. Information obtained from ‘Botanical.com – A Modern Herbal.
The root is woody and fibrous, the stems numerous and rising from 4 inches to 1-1/2 foot high. Leaves are 1/8 inch broad and tapering.
It is one of my hardiest herbs and stays good in all seasons. It propagates easily. You can cut and it will grow back fast.
Its leaves are strongly scented spicy and aromatic flavor.
Few common uses
Thyme is a common household spice that has many curative values.
We use Thyme with other herbs for making herbal tea. It has a distinct lemony flavor and gives a refreshing feeling.
Thyme is quite effectively for soothing a sore throat. Thyme can also be used as an antiseptic mouthwash or as a mouth freshener. Some friends have used it as an excellent remedy for headache.
It can be used to flavor meat, fish and poultry dishes. It is also used in herb butters and cottage cheese. Chop and use with discretion.
More information from herb growers invited please. Thanks.