Thymus Vulgaris (perennial, low water need)
During medieval times, thyme was used in order to infuse the user with vigor and courage.
Growing thyme from seeds takes a lot of time so we recommend to buy seedlings.
Soil and water: Keep the soil dry and gritty, don't over water.
Tip for the Nomad: Plant thyme on the opposite side to a high water need plant like parsley and only water the parsley. The thyme will be happy with what is left over.
Sun: Choose a space with as much light as possible.
Harvest: Cut off leaves and flowers as you need them and leave some of the stem to allow the plant to regrow.
- The oil is utilized in order to elevate the mood and relieving pain in aromatherapy.
- It can also be calming during conditions of stress and baths with thyme can help to relieve joint pain and aches.
- Thyme tea is known to be contain anti-oxidant properties.
- Thyme helps curing a cold thanks to its antiseptic and antibiotic properties.
- Thyme also treats menstrual cramps.
- It is a source of vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, manganese, copper, and fiber.
Thyme leaves but also its flowers can be used in soups, sautéed or baked vegetables, marinades, stuffings or to flavor cheese. It is also great on deserts, try a scoop of vanilla ice cream, some honey and thyme sprinkled over the top.
Drink a cup of thyme tea after your dinner to help the digestion.