A perennial herb from the mint family. Most common variety is garden thyme with gray-green leaves and a pungent minty, light-lemon aroma. Thyme leaves are curled, elliptically shaped and very small, measuring about one-eighth of an inch long and one-sixteenth of an inch wide. The upper leaf is green-grey in color on top, while the underside is a whitish color.
A delicate looking herb grown with utter care in Himalayan ranges in totally pollution free and organic atmosphere has penetrating fragrance. Thyme is a wonderful addition to bean, egg and vegetable dishes. Both fresh and dried thyme is available in bulk quantities.
- Scientific Name: Thymus vulgaris