Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a savory herb that is often used to flavor meat, seafood, and vegetable dishes. It is a member of the mint (Lamiaceae/Labiatae) family. Thyme dates back thousands of years, its medicinal qualities first being recognised before it went on to be a flavoursome herb used in cooking and seasoning.
The herb is still used by people around the world to treat conditions including:
- Bad breath
- Sore throat