Latin: Thymus Vulgaris
It has “… a strong, pungent, spicy taste and odor … used medicinally as a tonic, a carminative, an emmenagogue, and an anti-spasmodic. Externally, the oil of thyme is used for toothache, neuralgia, and painful swellings.” (Robert Thomson, in “The Grosset Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine” (1980))
An “anti-septic.” (Menzies-Trull in "The Herbalist's Prescriber")
A “carminative, anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic, expectorant, astringent, anthelmintic. It can be used … internally for respiratory and digestive infections … asthma.” (David Hoffman in “The New Holistic Herbal”).