Thymus vulgaris is the botanical name for a plant that is native to parts of Europe and Asia. It has various common names including 'Black Thyme', 'Common Thyme', 'English Thyme', 'French Thyme', 'German Thyme', and 'Winter Thyme'.
'Garden Thyme' grows to about eighteen inches in height and diameter and can also be successfully grown indoors in a pot. If your kitchen has a sunny window, it is a perfect place to grow thyme, and other cooking herbs, for convenient access for use fresh during cooking. Used as a seasoning, it is said to help in the digestion of fatty foods.
'Garden Thyme' is a perennial and survives in USDA zones 4 to 9. Each packet contains 0.1 gram of seeds which is approximately 60 seeds
As a medicinal herb, it has historically been used for its antiseptic properties as a gargle, and in a tea as a cough remedy and digestive aid.
The reported preferred temperature for vaporizing and aromatherapy is 374°F (190°C).
Planting Depth: 2 times seed diameter
Spacing after Thinning: 6 inches
Sow seed indoors or directly in the garden in early spring. It is a long lived, woody perennial and requires little attention once established. The plant loves full sun.
Plants reach eighteen inches. Can also be grown in a pot indoors and kept handy for using fresh in cooking.
Used as a seasoning, it is said to help in the digestion of fatty foods.
Historically, it was used medicinally for its antiseptic properties as a gargle, and in a tea as a cough remedy and digestive aid.
The Victory Seed Company does not advocate medical self-diagnosis or self-medication. Reference to the medicinal properties of plants are described here for educational and historical purposes only and are not to be construed as a prescription, prognosis or diagnosis for any disease or illness. As with any remedies or medicines, you should consult your personal health care provider before using.
- "A Modern Herbal," Mrs. M. Grieve, 1931, p. 808-813.
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