Glossy-leaved perennial herb with wonderful lemon scent and flavour. Great for chicken and fish dishes or any recipe needing lemon. Also gives a zing to salads.
Thyme has many medicinal uses. The whole plant is anthelmintic, strongly antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, deodorant, diaphoretic, disinfectant, expectorant, sedative and tonic. It is taken internally in the treatment of bronchitis, catarrh, laryngitis, flatulent indigestion, painful menstruation, colic and hangovers. Externally, it is applied to minor injuries, mastitis, mouth, throat and gum infections etc. The plant can be used fresh at any time of the year, or it can be harvested as it comes into flower and either be distilled for the oil or dried for later use. The seeds are used as a vermifuge. Thyme should not be taken if pregnant.
Great ground cover plant for full sun, and an excellent bee attractor. Height to 20cm. 9cm pot.