Thyme is the herb (dried aerial parts) of some members of the genusThymusof aromatic perennial evergreen herbs in the mint familyLamiaceae. Thymes are relatives of theoreganogenusOriganum. They have culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses, and the species most commonly cultivated and used for culinary purposes isThymus vulgaris.
Thyme is packed with vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A. If you feel a cold coming on, thyme can help get you back in good health. Another health benefit of thyme: It’s a good source of copper, fiber, iron, and manganese.