Thyme has an intense, slightly spicy flavor, so it’s advisable to use it with care. It can accompany meats, poultry, seafood, sauces, legumes, and cheeses. Thyme is one of the herbs resistant to cooking; you can use it from the beginning to release its aroma and in marination. Especially in grilled dishes, it pairs well with sage and rosemary.
Traditionally, thyme is used as an infusion to soothe coughs, phlegm, and intestinal issues due to its antiseptic, antifungal, and antispasmodic properties. It can be employed in gargles to address tonsillitis, laryngitis, and throat problems in general. Thyme is also considered invigorating and spirit-strengthening.