Many know thyme as a spice, alone or in Italian herbal mixtures.
In fact, due to its many aromatic essential oils, thyme can be used excellently as a spice. And it can do much more. The medicinal plant has been used in many ways for many different ailments for many centuries. As long as thyme does not bloom in bright white or delicate pink or purple, it is relatively unremarkable. It grows in different places. It prefers sandy soils and stony slopes.
Wild thyme is very common in hot Mediterranean countries such as Spain, France and Italy. But what does thyme look like? It belongs to the genus of labiate flowers and thus belongs to the same family as basil, rosemary, marjoram and lavender. When it blooms, it bears the greatest similarity to the latter.
The real thyme grows up to approx. 40 cm high. The evergreen dwarf shrub remains low. Its numerous shoots are heavily branched, woody and thin. You can best recognize it by its typical elliptical leaflets. These are small, luscious green at the top and slightly gray at the bottom.
A closer look reveals the fine hairs on the leaves.
- Medicinal plant thyme is valuable against colds and coughs
- Thyme strengthens the immune system
- Thyme works well against asthma
- The thyme plant can also help with acne
- Thyme helps with inflammation of the tonsils / oral mucosa / gums
- The valuable thyme helps with menstrual problems
- Thyme helps with indigestion & bad breath
- The healthy thyme also helps with cystitis