SETTLER SEEDS: Herbs - Thyme
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.
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