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Thyme

Also known as:

Latin: Thymus vulgaris, Thymus serpyllum
Macedonian: Majkina dusicka
Parts used: Flowers

History:
Description:

Thymus vulgaris L., is considered the principal type and is utilized commercially for flowering and ornamental purposes. This low-growing woody shrublike perennial growing 1 to 1 1/2 feet in height, has gray-green leaves and white, pink, or purple flowers.

Habitat:

As a native of south-central Europe, the plant is grown as an ornamental in rock gardens and along walks, paths, and borders. Thyme plants are attractive to bees, and thyme honey is a well-known and popular variety.

Cultivation & Collection:

The plant is commonly grown in gardens for the dried herb, which is used as a seasoning for foods. Several closely related species and varieties vary considerably in odor, flavor, and growth habits. Some are decumbent, or trailing; others are upright shrubby-type plants. The trailing types are used in rock gardens and along walks for ornamental effects.

Processing (Preparation):

Using specially constructed equipment, chamomile is cleaned from dust, foreign particles, like iron, sand, etc., and the flowers are separated from the stems. The required granulation for various purposes is prepared by specially designed cutters and mills and screens.

Quality:

The quality is checked according to the European Pharmacopoea. Additional tests are being also run on request.

Use:

Supplemental therapy
As a medicinal plant, thyme has traditionally been considered an anthelmintic, antispasmodic, carminative, emmenagogue, expectorant, rubefactient, sedative, stimulant, and tonic. The plant has been used as a folk medicine against asthma, arteriosclerosis, colic, bronchitis, coughs, diarrhea, and rheumatism. Thyme has been used to promote perspiration.
Thymol is a powerful antiseptic, considered to be quite toxic. The plant and essential oil can cause contact dermatitis and may affect lipid metabolism.

Culinary :

Thymus vulgaris L . and Thymus serpyllum are generally recognized as safe for human consumption as flavorings, seasonings, and essential oils//oleoresins. Thyme is used for flavoring cheeses, soups, stews, stuffings, meats, fishes, dressings, sauces, and honey. The essential oil and oleoresin of thyme are also used in the flavor and food industries.

Cosmetics :

The oil is used in the flavoring of toothpaste, mouthwashes, and cough medicines. The oil is also used in the manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics. Leaves and flowering tops are used in sachets

Recipes :
Tea:
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Herbal bath:
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