Thyme is a member of the genus Thymus of aromatic perennial evergreen herbs in the mint family Lamiaceae. Thymes are relatives of the oregano genus Origanum. They have culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses, and the species most commonly cultivated and used for culinary purposes
Grown Organically in the natural & pollution free hills of Ramgarh in Uttarakhand, the Himalayan Thyme can be used to season all kinds of dishes, either by itself or as part of a blend alongside other common herbs like rosemary, sage, and marjoram. Fit for every diet and very rarely considered an allergen, thyme can be consumed by anyone looking to cook with fresh herbs.
Fresh thyme has a pronounced, concentrated herbal flavor with sharp grass, wood, and floral notes (like lavender and rosemary). Lemon thyme’s citrus fragrance is the most prominent note in that variety.
While dried thyme possesses a nearly identical flavor profile to its fresh counterpart, it typically needs to be re-hydrated—whether on its own or during the cooking process (i.e. adding to a braised dish or bread dough)—in order to display its full range. Dried thyme leaves can be substituted for fresh in any application, but use one-third as much dried thyme as you would use fresh.
Thyme has a wide range of medicinal and home uses, owing to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Its active compound, thymol, is used in personal hygiene and home sanitizing products. Thyme is also beneficial in aromatherapy, providing relief from respiratory ailments and stimulating immune and circulatory responses. In holistic medicine, thyme essential oil can be used diluted in compounds (never on its own, as the oil can be toxic in high concentrations) to relieve and heal infections of the skin and mouth. Holistic or homeopathic use of thyme should be avoided in children and pregnant or nursing women. The oil should also never be ingested; instead, make the leaves into a tea or dilute the essential oil for a soothing compress.
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