Thyme Leaf, Whole (Thymus vulgaris) – Dried Herb, Organic


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Thyme originated in the southern Mediterranean but is now is commonly grown in North America. Thyme grows to a height of about fifteen inches, with small rounded leaves and pink flowers. Thyme is a member of the Mint family called Lamiaceae.

The name comes from the Greek word “thumus”, meaning courage. Medieval knights wore sprigs of Thyme on their armour as a sign of courage. The scent was thought to give strength in battle. Thyme has been used for thousands of years as an antidote for poison, making it a favourite with emperors and as a plague preventative. When the Black Death struck, millions of people used Thyme for relief and protection. People wore sprigs about the neck and applied poultices directly to blistered skin.

The Victorians considered a patch of wild Thyme in the forest to be a sign that the fairies had danced on that spot the night before.

One of the constituent of Thyme is thymol which is a powerful antiseptic. It is widely used in many products today. Thyme has a relaxing effect on the nerves, which helps to develop stamina, courage and emotional strength.

Thyme has traditionally been used for its antiseptic, antiviral and diuretic properties in treating various ailments such as for lung issues and gastrointestinal issues like gas and indigestion.


The energy of  Thyme is warm and dry and is considered yang. Thyme is a pungent herb, mildly bitter and spicy. Thyme is traditionally used as an antimicrobial herb and has an affinity for the lungs, liver, stomach and large intestines.

Applied topically can improve circulation and will cleanse infected areas. Can be made as a tea and used as a gargle for dental issues or mouth sores.

For lung support combine Thyme leaf with Mullein leaf, Wild cherry bark, Plantain leaf and Ginger root.

For tea blends with Thyme, see Gaia Garden Immofort and Perineal Wash Teas.

How to use:

1-2 teaspoons of Thyme to one cup of boiling water. Steep for 15 minutes, strain and drink up to three cups a day.

May be used in a paper tea bag for topical use.

Cautions & contraindications:

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.


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