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(Thymus vulgaris)

There are many different varieties of thymes. The best culinary thymes are English thyme (Thymus vulgaris) and lemon thyme (Thymus citriodorus). This versatile and flavourful herb is indispensable in any kitchen. It's my son’s favourite herb because it's easy to use and he knows he can't go wrong with it!

Thyme is great in soups, roasts or casseroles. It's also popular in stuffings, sauces and gravies. You can even add thyme to your normal tea leaves by just adding hot water to enjoy a healthy and refreshing pot of herbal tea. The essential oil in the English thyme, thymol, is an antiseptic. Thyme is widely used in mouthwash for this reason.