Thyme has been used variously for religious purposes, a flavoring in foods, a tea, as a food preservative, and as part of the Worlds pharmacopoeia. Ancient civilizations used thyme to restore vigor and acuity to the mind, to fumigate against illness and disease, to treat infertility in animals and a general malaise in the home.
Thyme has been used as a food preservative due to its antioxidant properties. Thymes principal oil, thymol, has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and is still an agreeable component in throat lozenges, dental hygiene products, mouthwashes, and topical skin creams and salves.
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