Lemon Thyme (Thymus citrodorus)

The wet weather has been a boon for the lemon thyme. There will be plenty to dry and more to transplant. It is a very satisfying plant in the garden. As one brushes against it a lovely lemon scent fills the air. The shiny, dark green leaves add a dramatic accent to the color scheme.

The leaves of Lemon Thyme are antibacterial, antiseptic, deodorant, antifungal, and disinfectant.

A weak tea of Lemon Thyme leaves may be used internally to assist with respiratory problems, including asthma, decongestion, and as a digestive aid. The infusion may also be used as a mouthwash.

The aromatic leaves may be dried and added to pot-pourri and herbal pillows for their lemon-like scent.

Information from Botanical.com

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