Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Thyme is closely related to oregano and the reason is that they both have the substance thymol in great concentration. This substance gives them the numerous properties that they have. Thyme has been found in Tutankhamun’s grave, as the Egyptians were using this herb for mummifying. For Romans, it was the drug of melancholy and for Greeks it was the symbol of courage.

Among many properties, thyme is very good for stomach. Furthermore, this herb is a natural stimulant. A last, the beverage of thyme is a good drug for flu.

The great odor and taste of thyme is responsible for its great role in Greek cuisine. Traditionally thyme is used in a variety of dishes. It can be used in meat, burgers, salads, pies and in stuffed vegetables.

Health Benefits of Thyme

Learn AboutThymeBenefits Health Benefits Contains many active principles that are found to have disease-preventing and health-promoting properties. Thyme herb contains thymol, one of the important essential oils. Thymol has been found scientifically to have antiseptic and anti-fungal characteristics. The other volatile oils in thyme include carvacolo, borneol, and geraniol. Thyme contains many flavonoid phenolic antioxidants [...]

Mythology – Thyme

Learn AboutThymeMythology Gaius Plinius Secundus, (ca. 23 - 79 A.C.E.), better known as Pliny the Elder, said that when thyme is burned, it "puts to flight all venomous creatures." In mythical folklore, thyme flowers were full of perfume and nectar for the bees, traditionally the messengers of the fairies world. The bower of the Fairy [...]

Side Effects of Thyme

Learn AboutThymeSide Effects Thyme is safe in the amounts used in foods and seems safe for most adults when used as medicine. Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of wild thyme during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Thyroid disorders: Thyme can [...]

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