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  • Thyme (Thymus) is a genus of about 350 species of aromatic perennial herbaceous plants and sub-shrubs to 40 cm tall, in the family Lamiaceae and native to Europe, North Africa and Asia. The stems tend to be narrow or even wiry; the leaves are evergreen in most species, arranged in opposite pairs, oval, entire, and small, 4-20 mm long.
  • Thyme is an aromatic, small shrub-like perennial growing 30 to 45 cm in height. It has gnarled thin, square stems, woody at the base and small, about 0.5 cm in length, grayish green, elliptical and very narrow leaves. The flowers are small, lilac or white and fragrant.
  • Thyme is a widely used herb. The leaves, usually blended with other herbs, may be used in meats, poultry stuffings, gravies, soups, egg dishes, cheese etc. Thyme oils are used in some processed meats and some sauce and prepared foods applications. Leaves make a tonic and stimulating tea, used to treat digestive complaints and respiratory disorders. Antiseptic and vermifuge essential oil (thymol) is added to disinfectants, toothpaste, perfumes, toiletries and liqueurs.
  • Thymus herba-barona is a species of thyme native to Corsica, Sardinia and Mallorca, also known by its common name Caraway Thyme. This thyme has a strong scent similar to Caraway, for which it can be used as a substitute in any recipe. It can be used in cuisine or as an evergreen groundcover for gardens.
  • The essential oil is used to treat fatigue, depression, headache, respiratory problems and muscular pain. It is used in cough medicine. Mix it with a carrier oil and use as a chest rub. Apply it to insect bites and infected wounds. Add a few drops of pure essential oil to bathwater for weakness and arthritic conditions. Infusions are taken for flatulence, painful menstruation, chest infections marked by thick, yellow phlegm, stomach chills associated with diarrhea, and to gargle with for a sore throat.
  • Thyme goes with everything in cooking and there is a thyme, or even more than one, for every garden. Thyme is a good garden plant with a neat habit, fragrant foliage, and colorful flowers. It is an ideal edging plant and is a good choice for a windowsill herb. In companion planting, it enhances the growth of eggplant, potatoes, and tomatoes. It may repel cabbageworms and whiteflies.
  • Wild Thyme is a perennial, more thickset than the Garden Thyme, though subject to many varieties, according to the surroundings in which it grows. In its most natural state, when found on dry exposed downs, it is small and procumbent, often forming dense cushions; when growing among furze or other plants which afford it shelter, it runs up a slender stalk to a foot or more in height, which gives it a totally different appearance.
  • Thyme is a member of the mint family, thus related to basil, oregano, and marjoram. Native to Mediterranean, it is a perennial cultivated as an annual. Consumed in fresh and dried forms.
  • At present thyme oil is being sold at Rs.3,100 to Rs.3,500 per kg. Buy back facilities are available through contract farming as there is huge demand for this organically cultivated herb from European countries. There are about 40 farmers at present in Udhagamandalam and Kodaikanal regions who are cultivating this variety. From one hectare a net profit of Rs.1,20,000 can be obtained even under rain fed conditions.
 General Information
  • Thyme
  • History of Thyme
  • General information about Thyme
  • Overview of Thyme
  • Details of Thyme
  • Garden Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
  • Caraway thyme

Production and Cultivation

  • Growing conditions of Thyme
  • Production and Cultivation of Thyme
  • Cultivation conditions of herbs
  • Cultivation of culinary herbs
  • Herbs cultivation details
  • Cultivation of English Thyme
  • Overview of cultivation and uses of Thyme
  • Cultivation and uses of wild Thyme
  • Aroma plant profile of Thymus Vulgaris L.

Extraction and Technology

  • Composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils from aromatic plants
  • Drug Yield and Essential Oil of Thymus vulgaris L.
  • Antioxidant activity of aqueous tea infusions prepared from Thyme and wild Thyme
  • Control of greenhouse whitefly by Thyme and peppermint
  • High-Throughput plant DNA extraction method
  • Extraction and planar chromatographic separation techniques in the analysis of natural products
  • Extractives from Thyme and willow honey
  • Maceration extraction process

Functions and Properties

  • Chemical composition and fungicidal activity of the essential oil of Thymus vulgaris
  • Effects of Thyme oil vapors on the stomata of cherry laurel
  • Bio-herbicidal effects of thyme essential oil
  • Thyme effect on helicobacter pylori
  • Overview of properties of herbal spices
  • Health-promoting properties of common herbs
  • Insecticidal Properties of a Chenopodium-Based Botanical
  • Moldicidal properties of seven essential oils
  • Physical properties of spice essential oils

Company Profiles

  • Bio Nile Co.
  • Deserving Thyme Inc.
  • Kofola
  • Lovson Exports Ltd
  • Mudar India Exports
  • Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

Consultants and  Material Safety Data Sheet

  • Consultant's CV
  • Expert- Video file
  • Thyme fact sheet
  • Thymol blue
  • Common thyme
  • Oil of Thyme
  • Thyme oil
  • Thyme extract
  • Thyme essential oil
  • Herbal uses of Thyme
  • Magical uses of Thyme
  • Medicinal uses of Thyme
  • Herbal remedies of Thyme
  • General uses of Thyme
  • Culinary and landscaping uses of thyme


  • Herbal center drop and process for its preparation
  • Composition for the treatment of burns, sunburns, abrations, ulcers and cutaneous irritation
  • Herbal preparation to relieve inflammation and smooth muscle contraction
  • Insect repellant composition containing essential oils
  • Herbal intestinal tract cleanser
  • Herbal medication for external application
  • Mold eradication with thyme solution and other essential oils
  • Compositions for the prevention and medical treatment of parodonthopathy
  • Process for extracting antioxidants from labiatae herbs
  • Therapeutic application of a thyme extract and in- vitro methods for inhibiting the growth and urease activity of helicobacter pylori


  • Vitamins and nutrition products
  • Perfume and cologne products
  • Skincare products
  • Fenugreek and Thyme
  • Fenu-Thyme
  • Thyme leaf
  • Essential Oil Thyme, White
  • Wild Thyme tea
  • Thyme capsules

Market and Report

  • Demand and supply of herbs
  • Thymus and Origanum
  • Market news of herbs
  • Lebanon country report
  • IENICA report
  • Thyme cultivation well suited for hilly areas
  • Allergic alveolitis due to herb dust exposure
  • Market opportunities and strategic directions for specialty herbs and essential oil crops
  • Herbal harvests with a future
  • Frozen culinary herbs market analyses

Manufacturers, Suppliers and Buyers

  • Soyyigit Group
  • Gallovidian Fresh Foods Ltd.
  • Nature's Thyme, LLC
  • Exporters of Thyme essential oils
  • Pimursa, S.L.
  • Rosemary & Thyme Ltd
  • Selling leads of Thyme
  • Indian suppliers of herbs
  • Thyme buyers list


  • Herbs in the kitchen
  • Gardening guide for herbs
  • Creating a pathway to fragrance
  • Gardening guide for Thyme
  • Growing guide of Thyme
  • Thyme for all

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