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Thyme Leaf C/S, Organic, 1/2 lb.

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Thymus vulgaris  |  Origin: United States
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Thyme is often used in many different dishes as a complimentary herb to oregano and mint. Thyme boosts powerful antiseptic and disinfectant properties.

Rich in antioxidants and antifungal properties, Thyme adds medicinal properties and nutrition as well as flavor. It greatly compliments Italian dishes, soups, stocks, salads, meats, and vegetables. It is also has powerful antiseptic and disinfectant components and has been used to break up mucus, fight colds, coughs, fevers, headaches and sore throats.


Common Names: Thyme, garden thyme, mother of thyme, tomillo

Excerpts from The ABC Herbal
Thyme is thought to stimulate the thymus gland, which regulates the immune system. It is also a powerful antiseptic and disinfectant and has been used to break up mucus, fight colds, coughs, fevers, headaches and sore throats.

Excerpts from The How to Herb Book
Thyme can be used to season food. It is good in Italian dishes, in soups, stocks, meats, and vegetables. Adding thyme to your food gives more nutrition, some beneficial medicinal properties, as well as flavor.

  • Removes mucus from head, lungs, and respiratory passages.
  • Has a soothing, sedative action on nerves.
  • Used in breaking alcoholic habits.
  • Tonic for stomach.
  • Pain-reliever for migraine headaches when combined with Fenugreek.

Excerpts from Practical Herbalism
Though better known in modern times as a culinary herb, the ancients recognized it for its medicinal powers. According to Culpeper, thyme is “a noble strengthener of the lungs, as notable a one as grows, nor is there a better remedy growing for whooping cough. It purgeth the body of phlegm and is an excellent remedy for shortness of breath. It is so harmless you need not fear the use of it. An ointment made of it takes away hot swellings and warts, helps the sciatica and dullness of sight, and takes away any pains and hardness of the spleen. It is excellent for those that are troubled with the gout, and the herb taken anyway inwardly is of great comfort to the stomach.”

Modern herbalists value thyme for its expectorant and antibacterial properties, and it is frequently used in preparations to support and protect the respiratory system. The essential oil is an effective disinfectant and natural preservative that is used in many skin preparations, not only for its therapeutic effect, but to protect the product itself from microbial contamination and spoilage. Recent studies have validated many of thyme’s broad range of actions, and have even recognized potent antioxidant properties that have anti-aging implications.

Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology
Thyme is widely known as a common culinary herb used in baked goods, meat, condiments and vegetables. The oil possesses antioxidant properties that make it effective in curing pork.

Thymol is carminative, antioxidant, antibacterial and anthelmintic. Its carminative properties are attributed to its volatile oils which irritate the gastrointestinal lining thus stimulating the production of gastric fluids. Contains aromatic compounds that are antiseptic, dilate the bronchioles and increase the ciliary movements in the lungs. These compounds also decrease the thickness while increasing the production of mucosal fluid. It also contains bitter compounds that relieve smooth muscle spasms.

From Our Reading and/or Experience...

  • This is not like the Thyme you may find on a spice rack in a supermarket. This is much fresher and more effective.
  • Like most spices, it is potent and a little goes a long way. Nonetheless, we do go wild with it.
  • We use it often in tea and tincture combinations and in capsules. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies.
  • Thyme is a food and spice. Thus, we keep it in the kitchen as all other food ingredients. We add it to many dishes (salads, meat dishes, stir fry, vegetables, etc.) to enhance the flavor and add nutritional value to our foods.
  • Thyme can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
  • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
  • As is the case with most spices, Thyme should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.
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