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Common Name: THYME - LEMON
Scientific Name: Thymus citriodorus

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Thymus citriodorus
Thymus citriodorus


  • Perennial
  • Lemon thyme is a hybrid between T. pulegioides and T, vugaris.
  • The leaves are lemon-scented and it bears pale lilac flowers.
  • It is fully hardy and needs well-drained soil in sun.
  • Most thymes prefer neutral to alkaline soil and will thrive in stony or rocky soil.
  • They do not like wet winters.
  • Trim lightly after flowering and remove dead flower heads to encourage bushiness.

Culinary Uses

  • Lemony scent and flavour.
  • Tea, desert, syrup, jams preservatives.
  • Chicken, fish, scrambled eggs, baked potatoes.
  • Stuffing and savory dishes

Parts Used

  • Leaves and sprigs

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Intestinal and bladder infections
  • Antibiotic - for non-serious infections.
  • Antiseptic
  • Best anti-candida remedy
  • Anti-fungal - skin problems
  • Respiratory and lung disorders
  • Rheumatism and muscle spasms
  • Intestinal worms in children, animals
  • Energizer - muscular and mental tiredness.
  • Anti-ageing herb
  • Digestive disorders, stomach ulcers
  • Brakes down fatty food in body
  • Use thyme if must cut back on salt
  • Acne, greasy skin, facial steamer
  • Dandruff, itchy scalp
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