Herb Basics: It's Herbal Thyme

A Place to Start

| July/August 2003

  • By Christopher Hobbs

Common names: Thyme, common thyme, garden thyme, French thyme

Latin name: Thymus vulgaris

Family: Lamiaceae

Part used: Leaf

Medicinal uses: Thyme is useful for coughs, helping to ease bronchial spasms; to break up respiratory congestion; and for sore throats.

Forms commonly used: Fresh, dried, tea, tincture and as an ingredient in throat sprays, syrups and lozenges.

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