Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris, commonly known as common thyme or garden thyme, is a species of perennial herb in the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to the Mediterranean region and is widely cultivated for its culinary and medicinal uses. Thymus vulgaris is known for its aromatic leaves, which are used as a culinary herb to flavor a variety of dishes, including meats, soups, stews, and sauces. In addition to its culinary applications, thyme is also used in traditional herbal medicine for its potential health benefits, such as its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.