Thyme is a small shrub height (up to 30 cm), with erect stems, extremely durable, which emits very pleasant aroma. It is found in the southern and Mediterranean regions of Europe in various parts of Asia and is grown in North America.

The leaves of the thyme, when they dry out, get a brownish colour and their fragrance emerges when they are crushed. Their taste is very strong, slightly spicy and rich. Together with the dried flowers, they are used as a spice for the flavouring of various meals, fish, meat, sauces, soups, etc. It is one of the key ingredients of Bénédictine, a herbal liqueur
Thyme is particularly fond of bees and thyme honey is of excellent quality.