Real thyme (Thymus vulgaris) originally comes from the Mediterranean region and is cultivated in Europe primarily as a culinary herb. It is rarely found growing in the wild. Thyme contains many essential oils including thymol, which is well-known for its use in the production of medicines.
In a culinary setting, thyme is mostly used to season meat and fish, but it is also added to soups. It can also be used as a substitute for black tea and acts as an expectorant. A sprig of thyme is a must for anyone who enjoys making their own herb vinegar.
Thyme should be stored at fridge temperature.