Thyme Thyme is an evergreen herbaceous plant known for its strong aroma and its use in culinary, medicinal, and aromatherapy applications. Its leaves and flowers have a pleasant fragrance and a sharp taste, making it an essential ingredient in many dishes. Thyme has several varieties, such as common thyme, lemon thyme, and carcadan thyme. It contains essential oils, flavonoids, and other active compounds that give it its unique properties.
In culinary, thyme is used as a spicy flavor enhancer for meat dishes, fish, vegetable dishes, soups, sauces, and salads. It adds a rich taste and aroma, especially suitable for braised meat dishes and roasted potatoes.