Thymus pulegioides

Large Thyme - Thymus pulegioides

Family: Labiatae (Lamiaceae)
Short description: Height 5 - 25 cm
Flowers: Inflorescences oblong, heady at the stem end, flowers pink violet, 3 - 6 mm long
Leaves: small egg-shaped leaves
Roots: deep roots
Habitat: dry grasslands, stony soils, sunny slopes
Collection time: from June to October
Use: The Large thyme contains many essential oils (carvacrol and thymol), flavonoids and tannins. The Large Thyme helps with bronchial congestion and promotes good digestion.