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Species

  • Wormwood
    Plant used for centuries as a repellent for moths, insecticide in general and as tea or spray to repel slugs and snails.
  • Wormwood "Powis Castle"
    It is a hybrid between artemisia absinthium and artemisia aborescens.
  • Common Rosemary
    Great to pread in barbecues on the embers of burning coal, perfuming the meat and spread a pleasant odor in the environment.
  • Creeping Rosemary
    Few people know the variety of creeping rosemary which is grown as an ornamental plant.
  • Lavender
    Highly cultivated for the extraction of essential oil and widely used in perfumery and hygiene products.
  • Lavender 'allardi'
    This plant comes from the intersection of lavandula dentata with lavandula angustifolia.
  • Fringed Lavender
    They are produced in an industrial scale for obtaining the essential oil for the manufacture of cosmetics, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, etc ,.
  • Sea Thrift
    It's a hardy and long-lasting plant with beautiful pink flowers.
  • Aloe vera
    Aloe Vera has been used as a medicinal plant since ancient civilizations.
  • Calendula
    Also known as pot marigold, it is an excellent natural insecticide.

  • The word camomile comes from the Greek term chamaimelon, which means "creeping apple.
  • Indian Cress
    Indian Cress is an edible plant, rich in vitamin C.
  • Wild Teasel
    Its inflorescences were used to card the wool, hence its name.
  • Lemon Balm
    Widely used to ensure a good night's sleep.
  • Mexican Marigold
    This is edible flower.
    It can be used in the preparation of various salads and dishes.
  • Echinacea
    It is able to increase the responsiveness of the immune system.
  • Echinacea angustifolia
    Echinacea acts as a natural antibiotic.

    It is widely used today in traditional medicine.
  • Lemon Grass
    Plant whose popularity in Portugal earned a gold stars to two Portuguese brands in the international competition "Great Taste Awards".
  • Curry Plant
    The essential oil of curry plant is very rare and precious, the most powerful and well-known anti hematona.
  • Tarragon
    Is a very typical seasoning in French cuisine.
  • Fennel
    This plant is spontaneous in the Azores and Madeira.
  • St. John's Wort
    It is perhaps the only Portuguese plant with the name of a region.
  • Hyssop
    Plant with the most varied medicional uses.
  • Hart's pennyroyal
    Especially popular in Algarve, where it is used as an aromatic herb to flavor the stews.
  • Water mint
    Have a strong and minty taste and exudes an intense perfume.
  • Pineapple mint
    With a slight scent of pineapple, it is great to use in salads, fruit salads and juices.
  • Chocolate mint
    Sweet and refreshing aroma that seems like the popular chocolate, "After Eight".
  • Orange mint
    It has a flavor that mixes candied orange with lavender.
  • Peppermint
    Very used in the manufacture of chewing gums and toothpastes.
  • Spearmint
    One of its most popular uses is as a medicinal plant.
  • Swedish Ivy
    The most cultivated variety of this plant is Plectranthus forsteri marginatus, whose name comes from its attractive green foliage with white margins.
  • Swedish Ivy
    Perennial plant that releases a pleasant and intense aroma.
  • Lavandin
    It has one of the strongest fragrances among the lavenders.
  • Lemon verbana
    One of the most popular plants used in teas in Portugal, earned gold stars to two Portuguese brands in the international competition "Great Taste Awards".
  • Bay laurel
    Symbol of nobility and immortality, the extremities of laurel have therapeutic properties.
  • Basil
    Used in traditional Margherita pizza and as a basic ingredient of Genoese pesto.
  • Basil
    Used in cooking gives a special touch to the dishes because its leaves have a beautiful coloration.
  • Marjoram
    It offers sweet flavors of citrus and pine.
  • Myrtus
    Its leaves have a scent similar to that of orange leaves.
  • Oregano
    Rich in Vitamine C and essential oils.
  • Globe Amaranth
    The flowers of this plant are conseideres an excellent expectorant.
  • Helichrysum Stoechas
    It is often found on uncultivated land, dry/sandy and on roadside.
  • Pennyroyal
    One of the best known species of the genus Mentha. Its essential oil is poisonous and is particularly dangerous for pregnant women.
  • French lavender
    The most popular product of this plant is honey, there are several regions of Portugal experts in french lavender honey production.
  • Elderberry
    Elderberry is a medicinal plant widely used to treat colds or flu.
  • Pineapple sage
    Presents hairy stems , tubular red flowers and a unique aroma of pineapple.
  • Sage
    The word salvia is derived from the Latin salvere, which means "to be in good health".
  • Winter Savory
    It combines perfectly with all legumes.
  • Stevia
    It's dry leaf is 10 times sweeter thane cane sugar and much healthier.
  • Mastic thyme
    Also known as pure salt, is widely used in cooking as a substitute for salt.
  • Common thyme
    Used as a spice and as a medicinal herb, it is grown for thousands of years.
  • Orange thyme
    Plant with a pleasant citrus aroma, similar to orange.
  • Citrus thyme
    It has a delicious lemon scent.
  • Broadleaved thyme
    It has extremely aromatic leaves and beautiful pink and lilac flowers.
  • Creeping Thyme
    Very used and known in regions near water.

Common thyme

Thymus vulgaris

It is one of the oldest herbs being grown.

Lamiaceae family, is a shrub that has small leaves linear or lance-shaped and pink or whitish flowers.

It is especially grown as a condiment and for the essential oil, rich in thymol.

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Cultivation

Thyme can be propagated by sowing or cuttings, the latter being the preferred method, since a seed cultivation requires more time for plant growth and  harvest.

The seeds can be planted directly in the garden, but since they are very small, the ideal is to sow in sowings and transplant them when they have four pairs of leaves. Germination of the seeds takes one to three weeks.

The propagation by cuttings, or by cut branches of healthy adult plants, it is the ideal method for producing plants that are identical to the mother plant and that will require less time to grow and to harvest. This process is reflected in cutting branches, dipping his lower half in a container with water until the roots emerge.

Later they are planted in a permanent location, or in a well kept moist pots for three or four weeks.

The spacing between the plants should generally be 15 to 20 cm.

Thyme can also be easily grown in pots and flowerbeds.

It is important to remove weeds that consume their nutrients and resources,  and it's important take into account that it is a perennial plant and can be grown for many years but it becomes woody with age, its productivity will be higher if the plants are renewed every two to three years.

History

The name comes from the Greek, thymon, word that means "courage", this plant is a symbol of courage, activity, bravery, happiness, energy and affection.

- The earliest reference to thyme goes back to Sumer, where already in the third millennium BC, thyme, dried and reduced to powder, was mixed with pears, figs and water, and with this mixture were made poultices.

- In ancient Egypt, thyme was used as a medicine and also in the embalming of mummies.

- The Greeks perfumed themselves with this plant, and according to the legend, the bees of Hill Himete - that landed in Plato's lips to give his eloquence - produced a delicious thyme honey. The celebrated physician Galen said to have copied from the Asclepius temple (the Greek god of medicine), on the island of Kos, an ancient formula attributed to Hippocrates which was composed of thyme, parsley, fennel and anise, plants which were then reduced to powder and mixed wine.

- In ancient Rome it was usual to spread the ground with thyme for perfuming the house, burn branches to ward off evil spirits (or demons), and was also used to decorate cheese.

- In the Middle Ages, St. Hildegard - who lived in the century. XII - recommended thyme to treat leprosy, paralysis, and also against lice.

- In the century. XVII, there were those who said thyme dispelled melancholy and avoided the nightmares.

Utilization

In cooking, whether fresh or dry, slightly spicy thyme flavor works wonders in seasoning salads, marinades, baked, grilled, stews and many other dishes.

Some people use it also in the preparation of liquors.
The Benedictine monks are known by the famous elixir that they manufacture, which one of the ingredients was thyme.
In the garden is used to cover the soil and prevent the spread of weeds, with the advantage of having a pleasant odor.

Thyme is also widely used in perfumery, especially in the manufacture of soaps.
And today, as before, this plant is burned to perfume houses (pots- pourris) and even churches.

As regards medicinal purposes, thanks to its components, it has antiseptic properties and exerts a remarkable action on feverish conditions, coughs (whooping) and bronchitis.

Their infusions treat problems of the upper respiratory tract, such as cough, sore throat, bronchitis, colds, flu and sinusitis.

It is effective in sore throat and mouth ulcers.

In spray can be used for disinfection of surfaces and as it has a repulsive effect, the spray may also be used against insects.

Documents




Creeping Thyme

Very used and known in regions near water.

tomilho poejo

Broadleaved thyme

It has extremely aromatic leaves and beautiful pink and lilac flowers.

tomilho limão

Citrus thyme

It has a delicious lemon scent.

tomilho laranja

Orange thyme

Plant with a pleasant citrus aroma, similar to orange.

bela luz

Mastic thyme

Also known as pure salt, is widely used in cooking as a substitute for salt.