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The scientific name is Thymus Vulgaris and it belongs to the Laminacea family. The name comes from the Greek word ‘the-mos=anger’.
It is a perennial shrub up to 40cm tall, with small oval to large leaves and its aroma varies, depending on the species. It has small flowers, purple in color.
The main substance of thyme is thymol and gives the plant its medicinal properties.
More than 200 species belong to the genus Thymus.
It is an excellent beekeeping plant and gives excellent honey. Harvesting takes place once a year as soon as flowering begins in June. Optimal drying is done in the shade so that the plant retains its essential oils and color. The essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy, cosmetology, pharmacy and beverage.