Thyme is an herb commonly available in garden and lemon varieties, and its use originated in the Mediterranean. Standard thyme is gray or greenish in color with a sharp flavor comparable to strong mint with a slight note of lemon. The lemon variety offers a more pungent lemon taste.
Thyme is an evergreen, perennial plant that can live for more than two years and is available through all seasons. Most commonly utilized for culinary purposes, thyme also offers medicinal and decorative uses. This versatile herb is used in home remedies; the anti-fungal and antiseptic properties of thyme help treat infections.