The tonic and antiseptic properties of thyme make it an excellent remedy for respiratory illnesses and pulmonary infections. As an expectorant, it is also prescribed for benign infections of the throat and bronchi.
It is also considered for asthmatic children as well as chills and coughs. In addition, it is used for people with worms.
General tonic, as well as a physical and mental restorative and stimulant.
Its definite, slightly pungent taste is much enjoyed.
In its uncultivated form it is known as mother-of-thyme or wild thyme.