Archive for February 11th, 2011

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Thyme BenefitsCommon thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a delicate herb with amazing fragrance, tiny leaves and small flowers. It originates from the Mediterranean region and for centuries it played a role in social cultures of many ancient civilizations. For example, in Ancient Egypt this herb was used for mummification as a natural embalming agent, in Ancient Greece it was used as a symbol of courage to rise the spirit of the warriors, and in Ancient Rome it was a common remedy for melancholy and depression. Aromatic properties of this herb were used in temples and sacred places. In our times, thyme is one of the most popular and commonly used culinary spice which can be found virtually in every kitchen. (more…)