I probably cook with Thyme almost everyday!! I love this herb and have it growing all year long; outside in the spring/summer/fall and inside in winter.
Thyme is a small garden herb that’s been used even since Ancient Egypt. Its essential oil- thymol is used as a disinfectant and an antiseptic and Thyme goes well in Italian dishes or in dishes with sage and rosemary.
Common Name: Thyme
Scientific Name: Thymus vulgaris
Other Names: Garden Thyme, Thym Vulgaire
Thyme has been one of the most used herbs as far back as Ancient Egypt. It has been used as a cure for poison, a pain reliever, a sign of courage and farewell, and a home for fairies.
The Egyptians used thyme as a pain reliever, and it was included in many of their medicines. The Romans thought that eating thyme before or during a meal would cure poisons. In the Victorian Era, when the Black Death hit, thyme was used in so many medicines as a treatment.
Thyme is used in many everyday products for things like respiratory health, sinus infection, and even bad breath! It’s even been said that thyme helps prevent colon and breast cancer.
Lemon-Thyme Pimm’s Cooler
Combine Pimm’s, syrup, lemon juice to taste, and 2/3 cup water in a small pitcher. Divide between 2 ice-filled tumblers. Wrap lemon twists around thyme sprigs and garnish glasses.