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Scientific Name: Thymus serpyllum

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Thymus serpyllum
Thymus serpyllum


  • Perennial
  • Hardy evergreen
  • Short stemmed, pink flowers
  • Full sun.
  • Well drained site
  • Carpet on ground - ideal for herb lawn
  • Plant in paths, between paving - will be able to withstand being trampled on

Culinary Uses

  • Creeping habit - difficult to pick enough for culinary use

Parts Used

  • Leaves and sprigs

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Milder properties than garden thyme
  • Herb for menstrual disorders
  • Gastro-intestinal disturbances
  • Treat coughs, colds, bronchitis
  • Inflammation of upper respiratory tract
  • Gargle - mucosal inflammation of mouth and sore throat
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