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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]