Thyme


COMMON NAME
Standardized: thyme
Other: common thyme, garden thyme

BOTANICAL NAME
Thymus sp. L.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae

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Whole leaves, Crushed Leaves, Cut (size as request), TBC, powder. All “99% Quality”

OVERVIEW
An aromatic herb in the mint family, thyme grows to a height of fifteen inches (about 40 cm), with small rounded leaves and pink flowers on woody stems. This herb is not the same species as mother of thyme of wild thyme. Native to the Mediterranean basin. Today the plant is common in the southern Mediterranean.

Experts in language tell us that thyme’s name was derived form the Greek word thumus, or courage. In Medieval times, knights wore sprigs of thyme on their armor as a sign of courage. The scent of thyme was thought to give them strength in the midst of battle. and the Egyptians used thyme for embalming, and it would have been familiar to the peoples of the Bible (Revelation 18:12, according to the Wycliffe New Testament)

PARTS USED
Fresh or dried sprigs or leaves.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS
Teas, tinctures, baths, gargles, toothpaste.

SUMMARY
The fragrance and flavor of thyme leaves have long been a favorite of cooks for seasoning meats, soups, and stews. Thyme is especially common in Mediterranean and French cuisine, and is an ingredient in the seasoning blend herbs de Provence. It is part of thyme, herbes de Provence, and bouquet garni, and it is required in the making of jerk pork and curries. It also adds a nice touch to desserts that include lemon, such as custards, creams, and sherbets.

PRECAUTIONS
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