The word Thymus, which is the scientific name for thyme, comes from the ancient Greek θύω or θυσιάζω, which means sacrifice, coming from the use of thyme in the burning of incense at the altar.
Ancient Greeks used it to stimulate brain function, mixed with honey and vinegar. The Romans used it in their baths to gain potency and energy.
The herb is considered to have the following properties: – as a stimulant, ideal for physical weakness, but also for anxiety. – It is antiseptic and antifungal – it is parasite expelling – it relieves influenza and colds as it is slime solving. You find it often in syrups and caramels against coughs. – It is diuretic.