Thyme (Thymus)

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  1.   1.  Description
    1.   1.1  Types
  2.   2.  Obtainment
  3.   3.  Uses
    1.   3.1  Medicine
  4.   4.  More
  5.   5.  'Souls
Common Name Thyme, more
Latin Name Thymus (genus(
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1.  Description

1.1  Types

  • Citrus Thyme: Various lemon thymes, orange thymes, lime thyme.
  • Caraway Thyme: Used both as a culinary herb and a ground cover, and has a very strong caraway scent. It can hide the scent of neighboring crops from pest insects, as well as attracting beneficial insects like predatory wasps and predatory flies to its flowers.

2.  Obtainment

Very easy. The plants can take deep freezes and are found growing wild on mountain highlands.

Thyme is best cultivated in a hot, sunny location with well-drained soil. It is generally planted in the spring, and thereafter grows as a perennial.

3.  Uses

  • Food: Was used to impart aromatic flavour to cheese and liqueurs. The fresh form is more flavourful, but also less convenient; storage life is rarely more than a week. Thyme retains its flavour on drying better than many other herbs.
  • Scent: Burns as incense

3.1  Medicine

  • Oil of thyme, containing thymol, was used to medicate bandages and as an antiseptic.
  • Thymol has also been shown to be effective against various fungi that commonly infect toenails. A minor use of thymol is in book and paper conservation: Paper with mold damage can be sealed in bags with thyme to kill fungal spores.
  • A tea made by infusing the herb in water can be used for coughs and bronchitis.
  • Used in childbirth as it can cause uterine contractions.
  • Helps with pain (anti-inflammatory), digestion and stomach problems.

4.  More

5.  'Souls

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