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This well known herb has been present in Egypt from a long time ago.Its botanical name is Thymus vulgaris.Its common name is thyme, garden thyme, English thyme or thymus.Its Arabic name is Zatar or Satar. The herb is a native of the Eastern Mediterranean region. The herb is much cultivated in Eastern and Southern Europe and Northern Africa and is present in the US.


Thymol is the principle constituent for the medicinal uses of thyme. The dried or partially dried leaves and flowering tops are used medicinally.
It is used as an antibiotic, antifungal and an antioxidant. As a medicinal plant, thyme has traditionally been considered an anthelmintic, antispasmodic, carminative, emmenagogue, expectorant, rubefactient, sedative, stimulant, and tonic.

Culinary uses:
There is believed to be about 100 species of thyme. All thymes are wonderfully aromatic. Garden or Common Thyme, is the variety generally used in cooking. Thyme is considered by many herbalists as the very nearly perfect useful herb. It ranks as one of the finest herbs of French cuisine. The whole herb is used, fresh and dried.



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