Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a popular culinary herb that was spread around Europe by the Romans who believed the herb gave them courage. Medicinally the herb is used to treat inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, such as in the case of bronchitis. Thyme al
so has antispasmodic actions reducing the severity of coughs. The tea can be drunk or gargled to soothe inflammation in the mouth & throat. This plant is such a friendly ally for winter colds & flus & it grows so abundantly in the garden!