Thymus vulgaris

Folk names: 

Warning: Pregnancy

As an emmenagogue, high concentrations of thyme can lead to abnormal menstruation which can cause miscarriage or premature pregnancy. Culinary amounts are generally considered safe.

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Anthelmintic

  • Antibacterial

  • Antimicrobial

  • Antioxidant

  • Antiseptic

  • Astringent

  • Carminative

  • Diuretic

  • Emmenagogue

  • Expectorant

  • Nervine

  • Secretolitic

  • Spasmolytic

  • Stimulant

  • Thymoleptic

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications  already take or it can 

exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet: Venus
Element: Water
Gender: Feminine

Astrological Sign:

Parts Used: Flowered tops, Leaves


  • Aromatic

  • Bitter (Mild)

  • Earthy

  • Minty

  • Sweet


  • Calming

  • Drying

  • Soothing

  • Warming


  • Infusion

  • Smoke

  • Tea

  • Tincture


​Magical Uses

  • Attraction

  • Beauty

  • Courage

  • Divination

  • Dream

  • Fairy Magic

  • Healing

  • Love

  • Luck

  • Memory

  • Money

  • Protection of Health

  • Psychic Powers & Cleansing

  • Purification

  • Sleep

  • Strength

  • Warding

  • Wisdom

If someone adds thyme to good herbs and condiments, it carries off the foulness of the person's suffering with its warmth and strength.

- St. Hildegard von Bingen in 'Physica'