|Common name||Creeping Thyme|
|Therapeutic uses||Through distillation, it is a source of oil of Serpolet that is used in herbal medicine. Properties: Anthelmintic; Antirheumatic; Antiseptic; Antispasmodic; Carminative; Deodorant; Diaphoretic; Disinfectant; Disinfectant; Expectorant; Sedative; Tonic. The leaves, and especially the essential oil contained in them, are antiseptic, deodorant, disinfectant and expectorant. The plant can be used fresh at any time of the year, or it can be harvested as it comes into flower and either be distilled for the oil or dried for later use. Other uses: Deodorant; Disinfectant; Disinfectant; Essential; Fungicide; Repellent. The essential oil obtained from the leaves is also used in perfumery and as a mouth wash|
|Germination||Sow the dust-like seeds on the surface of dampened, sterilized seed starting mix under bright light with bottom heat. Keep watering to a minimum, as thyme seedlings are prone to damping off. When seedlings are large enough, harden them off and transplant to the garden or to containers spacing them at 23-38cm (9-15") apart.|
|Scarification / Stratification||No|
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