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Thyme Plant - Lemon Thyme

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Thymus x citriodorus

  • Bright green foliage with white leaf margins has a rich lemon scent.
  • An excellent ground cover
  • A real 'must have' for the kitchen garden and ornamental garden alike.
  • Easy to grow and with good drought tolerance.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

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Lemon Thyme as its name suggests, is lemon-scented! With a milder flavour than common thyme, though its bright green leaves are broader in shape than the common variety and often have a white margin. Like common thyme Lemon Thyme has many many culinary and medicinal uses - possibly more so than common thyme!

The Greeks first named thyme, from a word meaning 'to fumigate', either because they used it as incense, or else because they say it as emblematic of all sweet-smelling herbs. Pliny tells us that, when burnt, thyme puts to flight all venomous creatures, and its antiseptic properties were recognised very early. Sir Francis Bacon recommended that thyme be set in alleys, "to perfume the air most delightfully ... being trodden upon and crushed".

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Hardy perennial.
  • Evergreen.
  • Likes full sun.
  • Prefers a well drained, light, gravelly alkaline soil.
  • Leaves tastes best while the plant is in bloom.
  • Can reach 18" (45 cm) in height.
  • Cut back plants in mid Summer to keep them bushy.
  • Beautiful pink to lavender flowers from May to October.
  • Culinary Uses
  • Makes amazing ice cream.
  • Used in bouquets garni.
  • Excellent for marinades, stuffing, sauces, stews, soups, etc.
  • Excellent accompaniment to chicken and beef.
  • Flowers are edible.
  • Medicinal Uses
  • Antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti.fungal properties.
  • Stimulates circulation.
  • Good to prevent spots and dandruff!
  • Can aid digestion.
  • Said to be good for hangovers!
  • Good for convulsive coughs, whooping cough, chronic bronchitis, colds and sore throats.
  • Good in massage oil.
  • Can relieve insomnia.
  • Can relax spasms.
  • Can ease asthma, bronchial catarrh and chest infections.
  • Good for inflammation, rheumatism and arthritis.
  • The oil can ease athlete's foot.
  • Can help vaginal thrush.
  • Can stimulate production of white blood corpuscles to help resist infection.
  • Sometimes used in mouthwash.

Disclaimer
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using. Avoid during pregnancy.

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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
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Mint Plant - Lime Mint
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Mint Plant - Peppermint
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