Latin: Thymus vulgaris L.
Perennial small bushy herb reaching 10 – 20cm at most.
Greenish grey leaves are opposite and elliptical up to 6mm long.
Flowers appear at the termination of the stems in whorls.
Parts used: Herb.
Volatile oil; containing thymol, etc.
Antitussive, expectorant, spasmolytic.
Coughs, bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infections.
Urinary tract antiseptic effective for UTIs.
Topically used in antirheumatic preparations.
Popularly used in mouthwashes.
Thymol extract is toxic in large doses.