Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Thymus vulgaris is a member of the mint family that can be found in the wild and in garden beds worldwide. This aromatic, woody herb has been used to flavor and preserve foods and beverages for millennia. Thyme leaves were thought to signify courage during medieval times and represented the virtues of grace and bravery in ancient Greece.
Dried thyme leaf can be incorporated into culinary recipes, infused as thyme tea, and combined into herbal syrups. The fragrance and flavor of thyme leaves have long been a favorite of cooks for seasoning vegetables, soups, and stews.
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