This aromatic herb, like most aromatic plants, wants sun, well-drained soil and therefore dry and mild temperature in winter.
However, the thymus can also withstand temperatures of different degrees below 0 but it fears the cold and humid climate that, if it lasts longer, it can damage the plant.
It prefers calcareous soil, well drained and dry but it is not overly demanding as to the nature of the terrain.
It is not particularly demanding about watering, it prefers dry soil, so watering are abundant but rare.
Generally dried aromatic herbs lose all or part of their fragrance and their qualities.
It is not so for the thymus: its flowering tops and its dry leaves, which are the parts of the plant that are used, have a more pronounced scent and taste and better support cooking.
Very useful to combat bronchitis, even chronic, the thymus infusions for internal use calm the cough while for external use in the form of gargling are effective for laryngitis and tonsillitis.
Thymus is not only a powerful digestive but also has a powerful antibacterial action against intestinal infections
The active ingredients contained in this plant have strong antioxidant properties with a powerful anti-inflammatory effect.
The thymus invigorates the body especially the central nervous system and it is therefore recommended in case of physical and mental stress.
This plant with many virtues is also useful as a remedy for oily hair.
Complementary: rosemary, oregano, marjoram, cilantro, sumac.
Properties: digestive, purifying, coughing, anti-septic, stimulating.
Recipes: salads, in dishes based on beans, some leaves smell the fruit salad.
Pairings: meat and fish dishes, with potatoes, carrots and mushrooms, to flavour a bar of chocolate
It is often used in balneotherapy in case of rheumatic and muscular pains, as it seems to calm the pain.
In cosmetics it is part of preparations intended for the cleansing of oily and impure skin and also in products intended for the comfort of the feet.