GENERAL INFORMATION
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) – species of plant belonging to the family Lamiaceae. It is also commonly called thyme and thyme. Comes from the Mediterranean region, currently growing wild in Morocco, Greece, Turkey, Italy and Spain. It is grown in many regions of the world.

PHARMACOLOGY
Thyme works by expectorant, antibacterial, spasmodic, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, strengthening and calming effect. It is a universal agent that can be used as an aid in the treatment of many diseases. It is particularly useful for persistent cough, sore throat, digestive ailments, lack of appetite and infections. Washing your face with a thyme infusion can help with the treatment of acne.

CHEMISTRY
Thyme herb contains, among others essential oil (with the main ingredient: thymol), flavonoids, phenolic acids, tannins, saponins, vitamins B and C and mineral salts (significant amounts of lithium and aluminum).

MORPHOLOGY
Sort
The plant lasted. Low shrub growing up to 20-30 cm tall. Stems erect or arched, strongly branched, 4-angled, gray-gray-haired, at the base, woods.
Leaves
Opposite foliage, broad-leaved, short-legged leaves, upper almost sessile; length up to 1.2 cm and a half centimeter wide; whole-edge, rolled on both sides (characteristic species), dot-shaped, with white-silky bottom.
Flowers
Small, embedded in the noisles in the axils of the leaves, shorter cupped. Chalice bell, double-lipped. Upper lip 3-teeth, lower 2-teeth with sharp tips, dyed lilac to pink. It blooms from May to September.
Fruit
Brown splines.
Root
Spindle-shaped, slightly branched, woody.

OCCURRENCE
A plant from the Mediterranean area, most of its species occurs in southern Europe, western Asia and northern Africa. Currently, this plant grows wild, among others in Turkey, Italy, Spain, Greece or Morocco, and is grown in many regions of the world. There are nearly 100 varieties of thyme around the world.

BOTANY
A small perennial plant originating from the light-colored family, differing in appearance depending on the cultivation conditions (soil, position, climate). Thyme thyme is usually a low shrub (half-bush) growing up to 30 cm high and several dozen centimeters wide, which forms low clumps. The plant is usually deeply rooted, and the rhizomes are slightly branched and have numerous, raised and highly branched shoots that are wood at the base and are characterized by delicate hair. It is on them that grow very small green leaves about 1.2 cm long, 0.5 cm wide and elliptical. They are arranged opposite and have very short tails, which strongly resemble sitting leaves. Leaf blades from the bottom lighter, are covered with numerous oil glands. They produce a characteristic aroma for thyme. Thyme flowers bloom from June to September-October, its flowers are small and take on a white or pink color. They are gathered at the tops of the shoots. From the flowers, at the turn of July and August, fruits are formed, which are small, brown splines.