The genus of the same name, to which the common thyme or in Latin Thymus vulgaris belongs, includes a large number of medicinal plants. Thyme is a perennial plant that forms a small shrub and originates from the Mediterranean area, and today it is grown all over the world. Thyme is used both as a spice in cooking and as an important natural remedy for many diseases. It was known in ancient times where it was used for various purposes from embalming, through various customs and rituals to traditional medicine. Its beneficial effect is tied to the herbaceous part of the plant while the woody part is not used. The substance thymol (a natural antiseptic) that thyme is rich in has significant beneficial effects on coughs, sore throats and bronchi, as well as against various parasites such as worms and worms.