Common Thyme

Common thyme

Mauve flowers in summer with small mid green fragrant leaves. Used in stews, soups, salads and sauces. Medicinally has antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Ground cover. H:30cm W:30cm. 12cm, 17cm.

Lemon Thyme

lemon thyme

Tiny, lemon scented, green and gold leaves with small purple flowers in summer make this thyme a really good ground cover and container plant. Prefers light well drained soil. Great addition to many dishes where a lemony flavor is required. Medicinal.

Ground cover. H:20cm W:spread. 12cm, 17cm.

Silver Posie Thyme

Silver posie thyme

Tiny green and white, fragrant leaves with small white flowers in summer make this thyme a really good ground cover, especially under roses. Prefers light well drained soil. The highly aromatic flavor filled leaves are used in traditional Mediterranean cuisine.

Ground cover. H:30cm W:30cm. 12cm, 17cm.


Golden Thyme

Thyme - Golden thyme

Tiny bright yellow, fragrant leaves with small pink flowers in summer make this thyme a really good ground cover. Prefers light well drained soil. The highly aromatic flavor filled leaves are used in traditional Mediterranean cuisine. Medicinal.

Ground cover. H:30cm W:30cm. 12cm, 17cm.

 


French Thyme

Thyme  -French thyme

French Thyme is one of the best culinary varieties, used in herb vinegars, breads, and butters. It is a low-growing, bushy thyme with grey narrow leaves. Once established, it tolerates drought very well and requires little care. Honeybees love the white flowers of this Thyme plant.

Ground cover. H:30cm W:30cm. 12cm, 17cm.

 


Pink Thyme

Thyme - Pink thyme

Pink Thyme is one of the first thyme's to flower each year, grey green leaves with a pleasant smell when stepped on and tiny salmon-pink flowers blooms early spring.

Ground cover. H:30cm W:30cm. 12cm, 17cm.

 


Bressingham Thyme

Thyme - Bressingham thyme

A great, free flowering rockery plant with aromatic grey hairy leaves and pink flowers is summer. Leaves can be used in teas, cooking, in salads and stir-fry. The leaves can be used in infusions for medicinal purposes and as natural insecticides.

Ground cover. H:5cm W:spread. 12cm, 17cm.


Creeping Thyme

Thyme - Creeping thyme

Small dark green leaves and bright red flowers in summer. Highly decorative and aromatic. Good ground cover.

Ground cover. H:7cm W:spread. 12cm, 17cm


Doone Valley Thyme

Thyme -Doone valley thyme

Tiny, lemon scented, green and gold leaves with small purple flowers in summer make this thyme a really good ground cover and container plant. Prefers light well drained soil.

Ground cover. H: 5cm W:spread. 12cm, 17cm.


Green Thyme

Thyme - Green thyme

Tiny bright green, fragrant leaves with small white flowers in summer make this thyme a really good ground cover. Prefers light well drained soil. The highly aromatic flavor filled leaves are used in traditional Mediterranean cuisine. There are amny medicinal uses for antiseptic properties found in the leaves.

Ground cover. H:30cm W:30cm. 12cm, 17cm.


White Thyme

Thyme - White thyme

Tiny bright green, fragrant leaves with small white flowers in summer make this thyme a really good ground cover. Prefers light well drained soil. The highly aromatic flavor filled leaves are used in traditional Mediterranean cuisine. Medicinal.

Ground cover. H:30cm W:30cm. 12cm, 17cm.


Time for Thyme Tea

Thyme - Thyme tea

Thyme makes a great tea and have more to offer than just the taste. Thyme tea is full of antioxidants, can help to increase Omega-3 fatty acids and contains minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.


 

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In the garden:

Growth Characteristics:
• Perennial, Evergreen, Frost hardy.
• Thymes can be grown for their decorative effect as their low, matting habit makes them ideal for edging or rockery plants.
• Ornamental Thymes include Creeping Pink Thyme, and White Thyme - more suitable for their fragrance than for cooking purposes.
Height:
•about 8-20cm; Spread: up to 30cm.

Cultivation:
• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.

Harvesting:
• Pick fresh leaves and flowers throughout the year.

Companion Planting:
• Vegetables: Plant with Eggplant.
• Herbs: Plant with all herbs.

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Culinary use:

Use the following Thymes for cooking:
• Common Thyme.
• Lemon Thyme, and.
• Silver Thyme.
• Use fresh leaves and flowers all year round with:
• Carrots, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Baked or sautéed Vegetables (especially mushrooms and courgettes), Mushrooms.
• Beef, Chicken, Fish, Game, Lamb, Pork, Shellfish, Veal, Sausages.
• Butters, Cheese, Eggs, Salad dressings, Sauces, Soups, Stews, Stuffings, Vinegars, Marinades (especially for olives).
• French dishes, Italian dishes.
• Thyme is a classic component of the French bouquet garni, with Bay and Parsley.

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Fragrance:

• Thyme is an aromatic, decongestant, relaxant, and warming herb.
• Use Lemon Thyme when a strong Lemon aroma is required.
• Use in potpourris and moth-repellent sachets.
• Bees love Thyme flowers and produce esteemed honey.
• Use in baths, facial steams, and ointments for spots.

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Health benefits:

Thyme may be beneficial in the following cases:

General
• Anti-inflammatory: inflammation.
• Contains Rosmarinic acid: antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
• Thymol, from thyme oil, is an important ingredient of toothpastes, mouthwashes, and topical, anti-rheumatic preparations.

Nervous System
• Mild sedative: nervousness.

Skin
• Bacterial and fungal skin infections, Athlete's foot, Wound healing.
• Hair and scalp treatment.

Lymphatic System
• Anti-microbial (anti bacterial and anti-fungal): Laryngitis, tonsillitis, sore throat, croup, candidiasis, infection, influenza, mastitis.

Respiratory System
• Expectorant: Irritable cough, bronchitis, whooping cough (pertusis), croup, colds, influenza.
• Reduce a fever.
• Anti-microbial: Laryngitis, Croup.

Digestive system
• Carminative: Dyspepsia, Sluggish digestion, colic, flatulence, Aids digestion of fatty foods.
• Anthelmintic: Ascariasis, hookworms.
• Anti-inflammatory: Chronic gastritis.
• Anti-microbial: Candida albicans
• Astringent: Childhood diarrhea.

Reproductive System
• Emmenagogue: Painful menstruation

Preparation and dosage:
TEA:
• 1-2g herb in 1 cup hot water, several times each day.

FLUID EXTRACT:
• 1-2g, 1-3 x / day; (30g per 750 ml water).

COMPRESS:
• 5% infusion.

DRIED HERB:
• 1-4g or by infusion (3x / day).

TINCTURE:
• 2-6 ml (3x / day).

THYME SYRUP:
• 12g Thyme, 25g Chamomile, 1 tsp Cinnamon, A pinch of Cayenne or Ginger (optional)
• Make a decoction, reduce and add sugar / honey.
• 2-3 tsp up to 4x daily.

CONTRAINDICATION:
• Enterocolitis, Cardiac insufficiency, pregnancy.

DRUG INTERACTION:
• Interferes with Fe absorption and other minerals in cases of very high consumption and extended use.

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Repellant for:

• Cabbage maggot.