Thyme is a commonly used culinary herb. It also has medicinal uses. Common thyme is a Mediterranean perennial which is best suited to well-drained soils and enjoys full sun.
Thyme is often used to flavour meats, soups and stews. A tea made by infusing the herb in water can be used for cough and bronchitis. It has also been shown to be effective against the fungus that commonly infects toenails