Thyme is considered a is culinary, medicinal, and ornamental herb.
Thyme is an interesting herb. Medicinally, thyme has been used in ancient times for embalming and placed on coffins and used as decorations at funerals to ensure passage into the next life. It has also been used to purify rooms and the incense is burned to ward off nightmares and promote courage. Thyme include a chemical called Thymol which is an antiseptic. It is an active ingredient in common items such as mouthwash. Essential oil has been used to medicate bandages.
In cooking the herb is used to season meat pasta dishes and gives an aromatic scent and flavor to cheese and liquors. Thyme is more pungent fresh, but dries well and stores for months. Thyme can be used as a flavoring agent or simply as a garnish. Thyme is an important nectar for honey bees, and the honey has digestional antiseptic qualities.
Thyme does best outdoors although it can be grown well in containers indoors for fresh use. Put a plant on your windowsill year round for antiseptic usage.
Transplant outside if desired only after 60 days for best results. Thyme should be started indoors and transplanted for best results. Established plants can be dug and potted for indoors in winter and then replanted in spring after danger of last frost. Plant oregano anywhere you like for edible greenery to compliment a flowerbed, or in your garden. c