Thyme Plant Information – Thyme Plant Wiki
Thyme is a perennial short shrub with average height of 8 inches (20 cm) and an average productive lifespan of 6 years. It belongs to the family of Lamiaceae (the family of lavender, rosemary and mints). The plant grows from spring to autumn. It blooms during summer (July in most areas of US). There are over 200 different species of thyme, with Common Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) being the most popular and widespread.
Thyme is cultivated in many countries worldwide with a great range of climate conditions (Russia, Poland, Switzerland, USA, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, South Africa and others). The plant is cultivated for its aromatic leaves that are rich in essential oil and can also have culinary uses. Thyme essential oil has been found to have antibacterial, antispasmodic, diuretic, hypertensive, calming and many other properties. The essential oil of thyme has been recognized as a global respected commodity, as it is used in many industries (Pharmaceutical, Personal Health Care, Detergent, Insecticides etc.).
Thyme highly attracts bees. Honeybees that forage in thyme plants produce a honey of strong unique flavor and high quality. Thyme honey is one of the premium types of honey and can be marketed at high prices.
Thyme Plant Information
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