Thyme was known and used since ancient times by Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, with references to its qualities by Pliny and Dioscoredes. In ancient Greece it was used for culinary, medicinal and religious reasons since they used to burn it as incense in their temples and shrines due to its fragrant nature. Egyptians used it for embalming their dead and Roman soldiers were bathing in it go improve their courage.
Benefits of Thyme [consuming as tea]
~ relief from coughing, sniffles and intestinal problems;
~ antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-convulsant properties due to which it can be used as a gargle against tonsillitis, laryngitis and other problems of the throat area;
~ believed to strengthen and stimulate the mind.
How to enjoy our Organic Thyme as tea
~ ½ teaspoon of dried chamomile, steep in hot water for 10-15minutes.
Thyme for Cooking
has an intense slightly spicy flavour so we should be careful in its use. It can accompany meats, poultry, fish, sauces, legumes and cheeses. It is a herb that we should use from the start of cooking, so it has time to release its aroma, and is also very suited to marinating. It can be combined, especially in baked and grilled meats, with sage and rosemary.
About the producer : Aroma Farms [From the land of Ancient Olympia]
Aroma Farms, a family-owned organic farm located in the village of Ancient Olympia, Greece. A small producer producing high quality organic herbs that are sustainable, care about the environment and practices all the traditional herbs farming. Ensuring that they play a part in reducing carbon footprint, all the organic herbs are hand harvested from the best part of the plant at their optimal time and are hand picked the best to give the best flavours and aromas to enjoy as a tea.
The organic farms works very closely with agronomist-researcher Dr. Theodoros Koutsos, ex head of the Section of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants in NAGREF and run regular analysis on their products in ELGO DEMETER and agricultural universities to ensure the excellent quality of our herbs.