Herbs Guide


Family Name: Lamiaceae

Botanical Name(s): Thymus Vulgaris

Popular Name(s): Thyme, Common Thyme, Garden Thyme and Mother of Thyme.

Parts Used: Leaves and Flowering Tops.

Habitat: Thyme is indigenous to the Mediterranean region and cultivated widely.

Description: Thyme is a variable shrub with white to purple flowers. Some plants have variegated leaves and grow to about 25 cm in height.

Uses: It is a warming herb that is astringent, aromatic, anti-septic, and anti-fungal. It helps to improve digestion, relax spasms and controls coughing. Thyme can be used for tonsillitis and gum diseases. It is used as a tonic for hair and to help treat dandruff and hair loss.