Lemon Thyme looks and grows like English Thyme but has the taste and scent of lemon! Lemon thyme is a reliable little herb that has attractive green, glossy heart shaped leaves and produces delicate little pink flowers attracting many bees and butterflies to your garden. This thyme is a semi-creeping plant and grows great in a container.

Use Lemon Thyme in any recipe that calls for lemon flavouring or lemon zest to avoid bitterness or overpowering with citrus flavour. Known worldwide for its culinary prowess, Lemon Thyme is heavily used in Middle Eastern and European cuisines, Lemon Thyme is best added early on in the cooking process, when left to simmer, its lemon flavour slowly infuses the dish. Lemon Thyme also makes a very delicious and medicinally valuable tea and is a great source of iron.

Believed for centuries to be a symbol of courage, Lemon Thyme was also seen as an herb that ensured safety and protection. Often placed under pillows and in mattresses to ward off bad dreams and used to line coffins to protect the soul on its journey to the afterlife, Thyme has a rich superstitious history. A valuable medicinal herb, Lemon Thyme is similar to the rest of its family. Highly antiseptic, it was used then to disinfect wounds, sterilize bandages and illness. Since its essential oils are liquid-soluble, when brewed as a tea, it is highly effective at thinning and reducing mucus and chest congestion. Lemon Thyme tea also aides in the recovery and healing, and reduces painful uterine contractions. Our other Lemon flavoured herbs include Lemon Balm, lemon Verbena, Lemon Grass and Lemon Basil.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional  medical advice before commencing any treatment.

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