Etymologically, thyme or thymus as the ancients called it, comes from the word "thyo", which originally had the meaning of "smoke" and later of"sacrifice". For ancient greeks, thyme was a symbol of bravery.The Roman soldiers used thyme in their baths for courage and strength.
Thyme plant was dedicated to the goddess of love, Aphrodite and was believed to increase lust and desire.
For the body:
It is a general stimulant, strengthens the heart. Antispasmodic valuable for whooping cough and asthma, powerful antiseptic of the bowel, genital-urinary system and lungs, those are some of the attributes of thyme.
In the kitchen:
The most famous product of Thyme is the highest quality honey, and is also one of the herbs used to flavor Benedictine liqueurs. Used in cooking to flavor fish, meats (best combined with sausages), sauces (especially tomatoes) and cheeses (especially creamy). It changes pleasantly the taste and aroma in beans and peas, and you can add its chopped leaves in stews and soups. You can also use it to give a different touch to any kind of filling, eggs, butter and of course in vinegar olives. Finally use a small amount of it in vegetables, salads and pasta and dare to put it in your desserts, as well.
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