A herb used in many different cuisines, it combines well with other herbs as well, such as rosemary, basil, bay or nutmeg. It is often used when making stocks or added to slow cooked stews for a great depth of flavour.
Thyme has always been a considered a plant that could grant courage the name is gotten from the Greek word “thymus”, which means courage.
Historically, it’s also been used as a source of medicine. The primary essential oil, thymol, has antiseptic properties and so the herb was used as an ancient disinfectant and antifungal cure. In fact, it’s still used for these reasons today and thymol is the active ingredient in most mouthwashes and organic disinfectants.