It is a small bush (up to 30 cm), with upright shoots, is extremely resistant, and emerges a very pleasant scent. It is found in the southern and Mediterranean regions of Europe, in various parts of Asia, and is also grown in North America.
As a decoction: Boil a teaspoon of thyme for a couple of minutes. Strain and drink while warm, adding some honey.
As an infusion: Place 2 teaspoons of dry thyme in a cup of hot water and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Drink three times a day.
Essential oil: 1-5 drops into a tub full of warm water make a very good thermal bath when suffering from rheumatism or arthritis. It is also said that 1 drop of essential oil applied to an aching tooth can soothe the pain.
As a spice in meats, fish, pasta, soups, and creamy cheeses. For more intense flavor scrub slightly before use.
It can soothe airway inflammations and asthma. As syrup it can treat coughing, acting as an expectorant, bronchitis, pharyngitis, and tonsillitis. It can alleviate flu symptoms.
Thyme essential oil is used to treat gynecological mycoses as it bears strong antiseptic, antibacterial and fungicidal properties.
It fights indigestion and inflammation of the gastric mucosa. Thyme infusion also helps with IBS.
It shows strong antioxidant activity due to the thymol and carvacrol components. It is recommended as a natural stimulant of the immune and nervous systems.
It contributes to spirit clarity while reducing anxiety and depression. It is appropriate for the treatment of insomnia.