Thyme, a genus of aromatic perennial evergreen herbs in the mint family Lamiaceae, is the herb (dried aerial portions) of some species. Thymes and the oregano genus Origanum are related, and both plants are primarily native to the Mediterranean region. Thymes have culinary, medicinal, and ornamental benefits, and Thymus vulgaris is the species that is most frequently grown and used in cooking.
It is a low, evergreen bush that can reach heights of 10 to 40 cm.
It has woody stems with small, erect leaves that range in colour from dark to light green. Its tiny flowers might be white, pink, or violet.
It releases a powerful aroma when rubbed thanks to a chemical compound called thymol.
Although it can bloom as early as March, thyme blooms primarily from April through June.
Thyme is an Egyptian plant.
1.Your freshly cut thyme should be frozen.
2. Dehydrate or dry your thyme.
3. Create a Bouquet Garni for Immediately or Later.
4. Prepare honey, butter, vinegar, or oil with thyme.
Use: Fresh or dried, use its blooms and leaves.
It works well as seasoning when preparing food.
It is known to be used to increase appetite and treat rheumatic conditions.
As an infusion, it aids in digestion, fights intestinal infections, and eases the discomfort of a cold, cough, or other respiratory tract-related disorders.
It can be used to cut and scrape when prepared as an ointment.
Can be used as a rinse for throat infections and mouth ulcers.
Thyme (Thymus), which is pronounced "time," is a genus of roughly 350 aromatic perennial herbaceous plants and sub-shrubs that grow to a height of 40 cm. They are indigenous to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Various species have various chemotypes. The majority of species' leaves are evergreen, placed in opposite pairs, oval, whole, and tiny, measuring 4–20 mm in length. The stems tend to be slender or even wiry. The flowers are arranged in dense terminal heads, have an irregular calyx with a three-lobed upper lip and a split in the lower lip, and a tubular, 4–10 mm long corolla that is either white, pink, or purple.
Some Lepidoptera insect species, such as Chionodes distinctella and the Coleophora case-bearers C. lixella, C. niveicostella, C. serpylletorum, and C. struella, employ thymus species as food plants (the latter three feed exclusively on Thymus).
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Fresh thyme has 0.8 calories per teaspoon, on average.
0 grams of protein.
Fat is zero gram.
• 0.2 grams of carbohydrates.
0.1 grams of fiber.
· Calories: 54
· Protein: 1 gram
· Fat: 0 grams
· Carbohydrates: 13 grams
· Fiber: 2 grams
· Sugar: 4 grams