What is Thyme?

Thyme, which belongs to the Ballıbabagiller family, likes sunny places and is a plant species that grows mainly in barren soils. The leaves of the plant are opposite, opposite to the next, oval, ovoid or elliptical. The color of the stemless or short-stemmed thyme is dark green. Its flowers are bell-shaped, extending backward, pinkish-red, pinkish-white, pink or lilac. The lower part of the body is woody, the upper part has a rather forked structure, while the roots are in the form of fringes.

What are the Benefits of Thyme?

The only use of thyme, which is indispensable for kitchens, is not only to give flavor but also has the following benefits.

  • While it facilitates digestion, it also stimulates appetite.
  • Thyme tea to be drunk in the morning gives a person vitality throughout the day.
  • It is a spasm remover.
  • It has gas and diuretic properties.
  • It has worm reducing feature.
  • It is expectorant and makes sweat.
  • It can be used as a dressing for cleaning inflamed wounds.
  • It is effective in relieving flu, cold, dry cough and sore throat.
  • It has a healing and cleansing effect in the treatment of acne.

How Should Thyme Be Consumed?

Thyme, which is one of the indispensables of meat and vegetable dishes thanks to its unique aromatic smell, can also be added to the sauces being prepared for salads and soups. Especially in the winter months, those who want to protect their body can consume dry or fresh thyme by brewing tea.