Great culinary thyme with a pungent eucalyptus-like aroma. Tiny, oval-shaped, green leaves, which have an intense flavour. The plant is also the source of an essential oil, called ‘oil of marjoram’, that is used extensively as a flavouring for soups etc. The leaves, and especially the essential oil contained in them, are strongly antiseptic, deodorant and disinfectant. Leaves are used to make a tea useful in treating sore throats, catarrh and colds. Infusions are used for arthritis and rheumatism. Native to Spain and Portugal.
Thyme, BBQ; Thymus mastichina
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Frost Hardiness: Hardy in Katoomba
Country of Origin: Eastern Cape of South Africa
Common names: African Dream Root, Undlela Ziimhlophe (White Ways/Paths), Ubulawu