Not only is it the most popular of all culinary herbs, but it is used commercially in everything from chewing gum to ice cream, mouth wash to cough syrup.
With its sharp, peppery taste and haunting odor this delicate herb provides an allure to meat dishes, stews, soups, sauces and baked goods.
Whole thyme leaves have more flavor than ground leaves..
Thyme is said to be diuretic, antispasmodic, an aphrodisiac, a stimulant and an expectorant, it stimulates perspiration and menstruation, relieves gas and cleans the intestine.
Young shoots of thyme are used as a garnish and flavoring in soup and gravy. It seasons meats, soups, stuffing and baked goods.