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Never Enough Thyme

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  • Related to mint and oregano, thyme is an evergreen herb with a diverse set of compounds like apigenin, thymol and carvacrol, which impart many health attributes, e.g., killing bacteria, easing respiratory problems and relieving pain
  • Thyme in history was not just for food and medicine, but also for mummification and preventing nightmares. Ancient derivatives of the Greek word “thumin” denote courage, with the dual meaning “to fumigate”
  • There are more than 400 varieties of Thymus vulgaris, but only a few are suitable for culinary use, such as French, caraway and lemon thyme. It’s easy to grow and versatile in foods, making innumerable benefits available with just a sprinkle

By Dr. Mercola

Closely related to mint and oregano, thyme is an evergreen herb that's had scores of uses over millennia, stemming most often from adding zest to foods and as an ancient medicinal.


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