The word “thyme” is derived from the Greek thyo, which means “sacrifice”. The ancient Greeks believed that the scent of thyme represented activity, valor and courage, and was effective at banishing evil spirits.

Thymus vulgaris
Thymus vulgaris


Plant family Lamiaceae (labiate)
Flowering season May to October
Harvest Flowering herb: May to October
Vegetation Dry, sunny land, field paths, edges of fields and forests.


Thyme honey

Fill a preserving jar with thyme flowers and then pour quality honey over the top until the flowers are covered. Firmly close the preserving jar, turn it on its head and leave for four weeks.