So many puns. So little thyme. Grow for flavouring soups, stews, stuffing and beef dishes. Simple to grow in dry sunny spots; it will reward you by providing a weed suppressing ground cover and attractive delicate flowers. Thyme after thyme.
Nutritional Benefits: A source of antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, fiber, B1, iron, copper, calcium and manganese.
Potential health benefits:
Thyme contains thymol, an important essential oil that has anti-fungal and antiseptic properties making it beneficial for treating cold and flu, sore throats and coughs. It also helps topically to fight acne causing bacterial.
Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps in controlling heart rate and blood pressure
The essential oil Carvacrol has positive mood boosting effects by increasing neurotransmitter serotonin and dopamine levels
Antioxidants found in thyme, including lutein, zeaxanthin, and thymonin contribute to neutralizing and eliminating free radicals throughout the body