Thyme – Thymus Vulgaris
Thyme is an herb with culinary, medicinal and ornamental uses. It’s thought to have antifungal, antibacterial, insecticidal, and possibly antifungal properties. The flowers, leaves, and oil of thyme have been used to treat bedwetting, diarrhea, stomach ache, arthritis, colic, sore throat, cough, including whooping cough, bronchitis, flatulence, and as a diuretic, to increase urination.
Thyme is often included in seasoning blends for poultry and stuffing and also commonly used in fish sauces, season soups, sauces, and braises. It also makes a welcome addition to potatoes, rice dishes, vegetables and even fresh bread. And it pairs well with other Mediterranean herbs like oregano and marjoram.