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Thyme Herb



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Product Description

Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris

Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Botanical Description:
Thymus vulgaris, commonly known as thyme, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to the Mediterranean region and parts of Asia. It typically grows between 15 to 30 centimetres in height, featuring small, woody stems with opposite, linear to lanceolate leaves that are highly aromatic when crushed. Thyme produces clusters of tiny, tubular flowers that can range in colour from white to pale pink or purple. The flowers bloom in mid to late summer and are highly attractive to bees and other pollinators. Thyme is known for its strong, herbaceous aroma and flavour, which is due to the presence of essential oils in its leaves and flowers.

Thyme has a long history of use in culinary and medicinal applications, dating back thousands of years. Revered by ancient civilizations for its aromatic properties and medicinal benefits, thyme has been employed in various cultures around the world. Thyme is a versatile herb that is commonly used fresh or dried in cooking, herbal medicine, and aromatherapy.

Infusion: Prepare a thyme infusion by steeping fresh or dried thyme leaves and flowers in hot water for 8-15 minutes. Strain and drink the infusion as a tea.
Tincture: Prepare a thyme tincture by macerating fresh thyme leaves and flowers in alcohol (such as vodka or brandy) for several weeks. Strain the tincture and store it in a dark glass bottle. Take the tincture orally by diluting it in water or juice according to the dosage instructions provided on the product label or by a qualified herbalist.
Steam Inhalation: Add dried thyme leaves to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam.
Topical Application: Dilute thyme essential oil in a carrier oil (such as coconut oil or olive oil). Thyme-infused oil can also be used as a base for homemade salves, creams, or massage oils for topical application.

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