The name of thyme comes from the ancient Greek verb "θύω" which means sacrifice or smell, as it was used as incense on altars. They used it as a disinfectant, while it was a symbol of courage. The Romans believed that it helps fight melancholy.
Thyme is a spice that you can use in various dishes such as fish, meats and sauces, while you can also drink it as an infusion.
Thyme has a high content of vitamins A, B and C, folic acid and minerals. It is rich in iron, calcium and potassium. As a decoction, it can help treat the symptoms of inflammation, cell oxidation and digestion. It can also help treat colds and relieve coughs.