Thyme (Thymus)

Thyme (Thymus)

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This is a genus comprising of numerous species that are very diverse in appearance and from many different parts of the world. They are found as far afield as Greenland to Western Asia, although the majority grow in the Mediterranean region. This ancient herb has had a variety of uses: the Egyptians used the oil for embalming; the Greeks used it in their baths and as an incense in temples; and the Romans used it to purify their rooms. Read Jekka's Guide to Thyme.


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