Thyme – sacrificer incense. Mother of thyme, wild thyme, thyme — all of these are the names of same plant, which is well-known to mankind for thousands years. In the ancient times, people used this herb as culinary spice, but it was also popular as powerful drug, the plant also was anagoge.
Thyme – a small perennial subshrub of Lamiaceae family. The plant forms small pieces of turf and has a strong aromatic flavor. Stemis reddish-brown, branched, creeping on the ground, ligneous, rooting in certain places, having many flowering and leafy thin short branches. Leaves are small, opposite, ovate or linear, greenish-grey in the bottom, dark-green in the top. The flowers are also small, usually pink, rarely reddish-purple.
Thyme herb contains ether oil, containing thymol. In addition, the herb has flavonoids, triterpene, thymun (0.05%), ursolic, oleo, caffeic, chlorogenic, quinineacids, amarines, resins, tannins, saponins, mineral salts.Thyme has antispasmodic and disinfectant antiseptic expectorant properties. It is used as sedative for insomnia or neurosis, nervous and cardiovascular system dysfunctions, lungs and bronchi diseases.