Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris)
Also known as: Thyme Leaf, Thymus Vulgaris
Like oregano, thyme leaf is another culinary favorite that doubles as a supporter of good health and its use dates all the way back to the time of the Romans. Thyme is a flowering evergreen shrub and a member of the mint family. Its leaf has been used throughout the ages to boost immune function, support healthy blood pressure already within the normal range, and even promote a healthy mood. Thyme is also particularly suited for supporting respiratory health. While studies are ongoing, part of thyme’s respiratory health benefits may come from carvacrol, a plant phenol that boosts the body’s immune defenses.