The ancient Greeks believed that thyme was a source of courage.
|Botanical Name||Thymus mongolicus|
Thyme occurs in the west Mediterranean to the southwest Italy. The herb was known to the Sumerians, used by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans as a notable strengthener of the lungs.
A delicate looking plant with a penetrating fragrance, it's a wonderful addition to bean, egg and vegetable dishes. The leaves are curled, elliptically shaped and very small, measuring about oneeighth of an inch long and onesixteenth of an inch wide. The upper leaf is greengray in color on top, while the underside is a whitish color. Along with fresh sprigs of parsley and bay leaves, it's included in the French combination of herbs called bouquetgarni used to season stock, stews and soups.
Its main medicinal application is in treating coughs and clearing congestion. Many current formulas for mouth washes and vapor rubs contain Thymol, one of the constituents found in thyme. It also improves digestion and is an excellent tonic
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