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wild thyme

Wild Thyme (Thymus praecox)

Thymus serpyllum, or Breckland thyme, serpolet grows wild all over the hills in the south of France, and even along the sides of roads. The scent is stronger than domestic thyme; its flowers, much loved by bees, make superb honey.

In the kitchen, it’s best to add the leaves at the end of a dish, as they lose their oomph when cooked. It’s also known as a medicinal tea with anti-viral and antisceptic properties.

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Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Natalie-S