Botanical Name: Thymus Vulgaris
Common Name: Thyme
Folk Names: Common Thyme, Garden Thyme
Habitat & Description: shrubby perennial, doesn’t like wet winters, well drained neutral to alkaline soil in sun, zone 4-8.
Planetary Ruler: Venus
Elemental Rule: water
Parts Used: whole plant, oil
Culinary Uses: flavorings for soups & stews, fish, good with vegetables and mushrooms.
Medicinal Uses: Stomach, pulmonary, whooping cough
Magickal Uses: sleep, psychic powers, courage
Burned in ancient temples, has been used for fever and antiseptic properties.