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THYME, thymus vulgaris 'Summer'
So many puns. So little thyme. Grow for flavouring soups, stews, stuffing and beef dishes. Simple to grow in dry sunny spots; it will reward you by providing a weed suppressing ground cover and attractive delicate flowers. Thyme after thyme.
Nutritional Benefits: A source of antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, fiber, B1, iron, copper, calcium and manganese. Potential health benefits: - Thyme contains thymol, an important essential oil that has anti-fungal and antiseptic properties making it beneficial for treating cold and flu, sore throats and coughs. It also helps topically to fight acne causing bacterial. - Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps in controlling heart rate and blood pressure - The essential oil Carvacrol has positive mood boosting effects by increasing neurotransmitter serotonin and dopamine levels - Antioxidants found in thyme, including lutein, zeaxanthin, and thymonin contribute to neutralizing and eliminating free radicals throughout the body Kathryn Batty Holistic Nutritionist BHSc (Nut Med) Mindful & Co Cronulla