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  botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Thyme, Garden - Herb Profile and Information
The name Thyme, in its Greek form, was first given to the plant by the Greeks as a derivative of a word which meant 'to fumigate,' either because they used it as incense, for its balsamic odour, or because it was taken as a type of all sweet-smelling herbs.
In the south of France, Wild Thyme is a symbol of extreme Republicanism, tufts of it being sent with the summons to a Republican meeting.
Thyme roots soon extract the goodness from the soil, hence whatever is sown or planted afterwards will seldom thrive unless the ground is first trenched deeper than the Thyme was rooted, and is well manured.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/t/thygar16.html   (3869 words)

Thyme is also a medicinal herb derived from the leaves and flowering tops of a low-lying, perennial evergreen plant of the mint family.
Thyme is not only a "noble strengtheners of the lungs" but also "helps to revive and strengthen both body and mind." The Scots and others drank wild thyme tea for courage.
Thyme is perhaps the best general antiseptic herb for gum disease, infections of the digestive tract, and intestinal worms.
www.althealth.co.uk /services/info/supplements/thyme1.php   (1180 words)

Thyme is produced and collected in most European countries, including France, Spain., Portugal and Greece, as well as in the western U.S. The three principal varieties of thyme are English, French and German, and they differ in leaf shape, leaf color, and essential oil composition.
Thyme is one of several aromatic herbs (peppermint, rosemary, sage and savory) which are handy to use in purifying water in countries such as Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy and, believe it or not, parts of the Soviet Union where the drinking waters are in serious question as to purity.
Thyme enhances the immune system's fight against bacterial, viral and fungal infections especially in the respiratory, digestive and genitourinary system, such as colds, flu, coughs, gastroenteritis, candida, cystitis and salpingitis.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_thyme.htm   (2279 words)

 Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) | Plants
Thyme is a perennial native to the Mediterranean.
It is safe to use thyme as a seasoning during pregnancy, but strong medicinal doses should be avoided if there is any possibility that you are pregnant.
Thyme was grown in monastery gardens in southern France and in Spain and Italy during the Middle Ages for use as a cough remedy, digestive aid and treatment for intestinal parasites.
www.gardenguides.com /plants/info/herbs/thyme.asp   (531 words)

 Thyme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Thyme is the leaf of a low-growing shrub in the mint family called Thymus vulgaris.
Thyme is grown in southern Europe, inlcuding France, Spain, and Portugal.
Thyme is often included in seasoning blends for poultry and stuffing and also commonly used in fish sauces, chowders, and soups.
www.culinarycafe.com /Spices_Herbs/Thyme.html   (218 words)

 Herbal Descriptions - Thyme - Thymus vulgaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
As a tincture, extract, or infusion, Thyme was commonly used in throat and bronchial problems, including acute bronchitis, laryngitis, and whooping cough, and also for diarrhea, chronic gastritis, and lack of appetite.
Mother of Thyme was also reputed to be useful in breaking the alcoholic habit by causing vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, thirst, and hunger, along with a revulsion for alcohol.
Thyme has also been used as an eyewash for sore eyes and as a hair rinse for dandruff; as a salve on acne, blemishes, burns and wounds; as a bath herb for sore muscles, arthritis, and colds; and as an essential oil added to soaps and antidepressant inhalations.
www.viable-herbal.com /herbdesc4/1thyme.htm   (1105 words)

 Thyme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Thyme is particularly noted for its essential oil, thymol, known to have antibacterial properties.
Thyme tea is used for the relief of gastrointestinal complaints, lung congestion, shortness of breath, headaches, colic, hysteria, whooping cough, and menstrual cramps.
It is safely used in an oleaginous preparation (fresh thyme steeped in olive oil for 2 - 6 weeks) as a rubefacient for muscular atrophy, rheumatism and sprains, and even in cases of stroke and paralysis.
www.wisewomanhealingways.com /thyme.htm   (197 words)

To the ancient Greeks, thyme was a symbol of elegance and social grace.
In Medieval Europe, thyme was used to ward off plagues and the essential oil (a source of thymol) was a standard antiseptic in first-aid kits carried on the battlefields of World War I. The essential oil is still used today to flavor cough syrups.
Thyme was also believed to be a mild sedative and the tea thought useful in preventing nightmares.
herbalmusings.com /Thyme.htm   (531 words)

 New England Herb - Thyme
Thyme is spicy with a distinctive musty and pungent flavor.
Young shoots of thyme are often used as a garnish and also featured in many corn, onion and tomato dishes.
Thyme can be rubbed over roasts or birds (place thyme in cavity) which will nicely season the meat.
www.newenglandherbcompany.com /herbs/thyme.html   (380 words)

 thyme on Encyclopedia.com
THYME [thyme], any species of the genus Thymus, aromatic herbs or shrubby plants of the family Labiatae (mint family).
Thyme: pretty, palate-pleasing thyme will draw you into the garden with its peppery fragrance and tidy appearance, and up to the table with its spicy flavor.
Oranges, rosemary and thyme are used in brine for roast turkey.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/t1/thyme.asp   (1195 words)

The reported life zone of thyme is 7 to 255Cdeg;C, with an annual precipitation of 0.4 to 2.8 meters and a soil pH of 4.5 to 8.0 (4.1-31).
Thyme is used for flavoring cheeses, soups, stews, stuffings, meats, fishes, dressings, sauces, and honey.
Thyme plants are attractive to bees, and thyme honey is a well-known and popular variety.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/THYME.html   (745 words)

 Thyme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Thyme is native to the western Mediterranean and southern Italian regions, while the wild thyme is indigenous to southern Europe.
Thyme’s fragrance has inspired poets from Virgil to Kipling; and it is particularly strong on the warm, sunny hillsides of the Mediterranean.
In the late 19th century, thyme was used as a disinfectant in sickrooms and to speed the recovery of patients.
www.innvista.com /health/herbs/thyme.htm   (1096 words)

 Herbs: Thyme
The hills of Greece are covered with wild thyme, and thyme honey from the tiny pink and lavender blossoms is plentiful.
To the ancient Greeks, thyme came to denote elegance, and the phrase "to smell of thyme" became an expression of stylish praise.
Thyme was widely used: medically, in massage and bath oils, as incense in the temples and as an aphrodisiac.
www.sallys-place.com /food/columns/gilbert/thyme.htm   (1062 words)

 English thyme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Thyme is also one of the herbs in the classic blend called bouquet garni.
Thyme is antiseptic, stimulating, and a good cleanser, making it a good choice for an herbal bath.
English thyme is a small, evergreen, many-branched, aromatic shrub with gray-green leaves and white to pale purple flowers that bloom in summer.
www.superbherbs.net /englishtyme.htm   (956 words)

 Thyme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Common thyme and lemon thyme are popular for cooking while wild thyme is chiefly grown as an ornamental garden herb.
Wild thyme, often called mother-of-thyme because it is thought to be one of the original thymes, is acreeping, delicate-appearing but tough species cultivated for its aromatic carpet-like growth.
Thyme becomes woody and less fragrant after several years unless young growth is encouraged by spring pruning.
www.holoweb.com /cannon/thyme.htm   (560 words)

 Thyme (Thymus ssp.)
Thyme, a perennial aromatic shrub, is native to the western Mediterranean area but is widely cultivated.
Thyme poultices, some of which also contained pears and figs, were used to treat inflammations and sores.
When using thyme remember that it is extra pungent when fresh and that dried thyme is stronger in flavor than fresh thyme in winter.
extension.oregonstate.edu /sorec/mg/herbanrenewal/thyme.htm   (884 words)

 Thyme - Thymus vulgaris - Diet-and-Health
The Garden Thyme is an 'improved' cultivated form of the Wild Thyme of the mountains of Spain and other European countries bordering on the Mediterranean, flourishing also in Asia Minor, Algeria and Tunis.
In particular, thyme is valued for its antiseptic and antioxidant properties, it is an excellent tonic and is used in treating respiratory diseases and a variety of other ailments.
Thyme has an antioxidant effect, thus regular use of this herb improves the health and longevity of individual body cells and therefore prolongs the life of the body.
www.diet-and-health.net /articles.php?cont=thyme   (912 words)

 Thyme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Since thyme is very effective in relaxing smooth muscles, it will be useful in asthma and hypertension.
Eriodicytol, a flavonoid in thyme was found to be antioxidative.
Flavonoids in thyme relax smooth muscles by inhibiting responses to agonists which stimulate specific receptors (acetylcholine, histamine, L-noradrenaline).
www.friedli.com /herbs/thyme.html   (165 words)

 Thyme Uses, Plants and Growing Tips - Silver Thyme, Creeping Thyme, Lime Thyme, Caraway Thyme and Lemon Thyme - No ...
Thyme is one of the easiest herbs to grow.
This should be the first thyme that you buy so you can use it as a standard to compare to all the other thymes.
The worst place to put Thyme is at the bottom of a hill or wall where all the rain water stands.
www.nothyme.com /herbs/thyme.cfm   (830 words)

 All We Have is Thyme
Thyme is widely grown both for its use in the kitchen as well as its ornamental use in the landscape.
Thyme has been noted as one of the "manger herbs," sometimes referred to as "Our Lady's Bed Straw." In the folklore of the British Isles, knotted, matted, and twisted branches of thyme in the garden or on hillsides were where the fairies lived.
Thyme was burned as a fumigator, and it was still used in hospital wards in World War I. Thyme is easy to grow.
www.ipm.iastate.edu /ipm/hortnews/1997/4-4-1997/thyme.html   (851 words)

Thymus has a specific use in asthma and coughs with a nervous component, and thyme oil may be added to a base oil and used as a rub for chest infections, or included in a steam inhalation for asthma.
Therapeutic doses of Thymus and thyme oil should be avoided during pregnancy because the herb is a uterine stimulant.
According to Culpeper, thyme is 'a noble strengthener of the lungs,...
www.purplesage.org.uk /profiles/thyme.htm   (876 words)

 Thyme - Thymus vulgaris - Crop and Food Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Thyme seed is very small but can be sown directly in the field at a rate of 5 kg/ha.
Thyme tolerates a range of herbicides, although questions of residues on herb material, particularly for the export market, need to be addressed.
Thyme should be dried at temperatures lower than 40°C to reduce loss of flavour through volatilisation of essential oil, and to maintain a good green colour.
www.semec.ws /cropfood/psp/broadshe/thyme.htm   (1731 words)

 Thyme - Common
The use of Thyme in culinary pursuits is extensive.
Thyme plays a part in many French dishes and is great with fish, poultry, vegetables, mushrooms, omelets, soups, bean and lentil casseroles, rice, and seafood chowders.
Thyme should be planted in the spring, 2 weeks after the last average frost date.
www.naturehills.com /new/product/seeds_product_page.aspx?proid=1771   (172 words)

 iHerb: HerbalGram The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Thyme is cultivated throughout the world for culinary, cosmetic, and medicinal purposes, the manufacture of perfume, and for red and white thyme oil.
Thyme in its crude herb form is carminative, antibiotic, anthelmintic, astringent, expectorant, and antitussive (Leung and Foster, 1996; Newall et al., 1996).
Thyme oil was used as a rubefacient and counterirritant, and was part of an herbal cigarette that was smoked to relieve stomach upset, headache, and fatigue.
www.herbalgram.org /iherb/expandedcommissione/he095.asp   (1175 words)

 Thyme after Thyme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Thymes for kitchen use, thymes for fragrance, thymes for beauty - the many varieties of thyme suit many needs in a home garden.
Everyone knows thyme as a versatile culinary ingredient, but there are also thymes that are scented of orange, lemon, and lavender.
Lemon thyme (Thymus x citriodorus) is available in varieties with green or variegated leaves, but the major attraction of this thyme is its delicate scent of lemon and spice which is best when enjoyed fresh.
www.ext.vt.edu /departments/envirohort/factsheets2/herbs/jul88pr3.html   (507 words)

 Thyme - Plants Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Thyme is one of the best known herds there is, but not only is it a pretty flowering herb to have in your garden, it is also good for lots of ailments.
Thyme is a perrenial plant which means it grows all the year round and doubles in size every year.
Thyme is an aromatic, perennial, many branched ground shrub that will grow to about 12" It has small almost stalkless leaves and in mid-summer it will develop very attractive lilac or pink flowers.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /plants/thyme   (235 words)

 Thyme - A PHP Calendar - Home
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Thyme pleases people in so many ways it should be no surprise that more than 300 types have come into cultivation.
Too much is toxic, however, and thyme oil applied to the skin often causes serious irritation — yet you are completely safe sipping a cup of thyme tea or using thyme liberally in cooking.
You also can add thyme to dry rubs for meat, especially beef or pork, or to a stock pot; it is one of the three herbs in French bouquet garni, along with parsley and bay, and it holds up well to long cooking times.
www.motherearthnews.com /library/2004_April_May/Thyme   (1441 words)

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