Thyme

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You will find mentions of thyme from ancient Egypt. Thyme is considered a magnet for wildlife. 

Health

If you detect a sniffle and think you have a cold coming on, thyme is considered great in a tea to prevent. It is rich in Vitamin C, and a good source of vitamin A. Thyme may boost your mental health. It is said that thyme can play a pivotal role in protecting against food poisoning. It is often considered appropriate for protecting against coughing. 

Interesting facts. 

  • The burning of thyme in the home was considered to promote good health. Stuffing a pillow with thyme was considered to help protect against nightmares, probably because you couldn't sleep on a pillow of thyme.
  • The Greeks associated thyme with courage. Athletes would cover themselves with thyme leaves or thyme oil to give them courage. We prefer that to the direction they took with onions.

Chief flavour profile

Thymol, carvacrol and geraniol are just some of the chemical compositions found in thyme. The vast array of flavour compounds is down to the different species. Bay, nutmeg and nigella are some of the spices that pair well with thyme.

Blends to try with Thyme
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