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thyme

(tīm),
The dried leaves and flowering tops of Thymus vulgaris (family Labiatae), used as a seasoning; it contains a volatile oil (t. oil) and is a source of thymol.
[G. thymon, thyme]

thyme

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that contains alcohols (linalool), flavonoids, saponins, tannins and volatile oils (e.g., carvecrol, phenol, terpinine and thymol). Primarily used as a culinary seasoning, thyme is antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, carminative, diaphoretic and an expectorant; it is used for colds, upper respiratory tract infections, and topically in liniments for rheumatic pain.
 
Toxicity
In excess, thyme can cause gastrointesinal discomfort; it should not be used in pregnancy.

thyme

(tīm)
The dried leaves and flowering tops of Thymus vulgaris, used as a seasoning; it contains a volatile oil and is a source of thymol.
[G. thymon, thyme]
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STARTING WITH ITS FIRST CHICAGO-AREA STORE, FRESH THYME AIMS TO MAKE PRODUCE EVEN MORE ATTRACTIVE.
Thyme can be potted and grown on a sunny windowsill and harvested with kitchen shears for a winter treat.
As a result of this transaction, International Mining and Dredging Holding and BV Investment retain an 80% interest in Thyme until such time as Afri-Can exercises its option to acquire the remaining shares of Thyme.
The first farmer to promote planting thyme in the village was Mohammad Nehme more than 10 years ago.
The results of this study showed that Thyme extract can be effective in reducing fungal contamination of seeds during germination.
The group found that while all the preparations were able to kill the bacterium after five minutes exposure, thyme was the most effective of the three.
Control tests were conducted using pure thymol solutions of comparable concentrations to elucidate the role of the thymol component in antibiosis by thyme extracts.
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Add butter and thyme and baste loins until internal temperature reaches 100 degrees.
Add garlic, onion, and 3 sprigs thyme. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat.
: PREP TIME 15 minutes : COOKING 15 minutes : SERVES 4 : COST 60p per portion : Ingredients 350g dried penne pasta 300g broccoli 1tbsp vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard 140ml double cream 400g ready cooked turkey leftovers, cut into bitesized pieces 1-2 tsp dried thyme 50g Pine nuts Salt and black pepper Fresh thyme, to garnish : Method (1) Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, adding the broccoli about three or four minutes before the pasta is ready.
THERE WILL be little or no thyme honey harvested this year as a result of the drought over the past three years.