Thyme is one of the most important herbs in the Greek countryside and it belongs to plants genus called Thymus. The “Thymus” name (“Thymos” or “Thymari” in Greek) comes from the ancient Greek word “Thyo” meaning “sacrifice”. Ancient Greeks burned thyme on altars of ancient gods as aromatic incense. There are about 215 thyme species in the world and 23 of them grow in Greek mountains. From these, we choose only two extremely rare species. The spec. Thymus sibthorpii benth, and from spec. Thymus praecox we chose two exquisite varieties subsp. jankae – subsp. polytrichus and subsp. zygiformis. Mixing these rare varieties makes PHYSIS Wild Thyme unique all over the world for the incomparable aroma, flavor properties and quality. These varieties grow native in the wild and are collected in Central Greece, over the mountains Olympus and Pindos, famous for the excellent quality of wild Thyme witch grows there.
Plants collection is made on the mountains by experienced local collectors under special permit from the Forestry authority, during Summer time when plants are in full bloom and full of essential oils. Thyme is collected with care and only by hands and strapped on site in small bunches (bundles), so as not to pressed flowers and leaves. Then the bunches are hung in a shady and ventilated place for several days until they dry out naturally, without using any technical means (drier) and without plants exposed to the sun for quick drying. When Thyme completely dries out, the small bundles are rubbed by hand and not by mechanical means, in order to collect only flowers and younger leaves of the plant, without the thin branches and older leaves of plant stem base. Then, dry herbs are sieved so the final product is perfectly clean and fine, with excellent aroma and taste. Finally, dry Thyme is tightly packed in special packaging with certified suitability for food. This ensures fine green color, aroma, taste and unsurpassed quality of our Oregano.
PHYSIS Wild Thyme comes not from cultivated plants, but from native wild Organic plants, far from any urban pollution and completely free of pesticides, fertilizers and any farming care. For this reason PHYSIS Wild Thyme is available in very small quantities. So very few have the opportunity to enjoy this superior high quality oregano in their food!
Eco mode production of PHYSIS Wild Thyme does not stop just on collection, treatment and packaging, but our company pays back to nature what takes from it. So, before packing, the crumbled oregano passes from a second very fine sieve that lets only tiny seeds pass. Seeds are collected and handed out to the oregano collector villagers, to scatter them back over the mountains to enrich habitat and sprout new plants. This ensures physical sustainability, and that PHYSIS Wild Thyme will keep coming to your table for ever.
Product Description: Organic Native Wild Thyme from Greece, limited production.
Plant species: Thymus sibthorpii benth and Thymus praecox subsp. jankae – subsp. polytrichus and subsp. zygiformis
Quality attributes: Exclusive wild native Greek Thyme from Pindos mountains, on altitude of 300-1700 meters. . Collected, processed and packaged by hand. Superior quality, intense peppery flavor, rich in essential oils.
Expiry Date: Within 36 months after packaging.
Storage: Please store in dark, dry and cool place to enjoy unchangeable excellent quality.
PHYSIS Wild Thyme gives fine intense aroma and flavor to meat, fish and poultry in oven or BBQ. Enjoy it in pizzas, sauces, grilled, baked or boiled vegetables or fresh vegetable salads and pickles. Even taste it on white cheese and particularly over Greek “Feta”.
It fits fine with fresh olive oil, lemon and vinegar, thus providing Greek flavor to your table!
Take a little amount in your fingers and rub it between them as you sprinkle it over your food. So Thyme will release all the flavor and aroma.
Dried PHYSIS Wild Thyme has very high content of essential oils. Therefore has strong flavor and aroma, so add much less quantity than common thyme used, even if it is fresh.
You can also use it simultaneously with PHYSIS Wild Thym and enjoy a unique range of flavors and aromas that combination gives.
Greek Thyme is known and used as medicine for many ailments since thousands years ago from ancient Greeks. In modern medicine, pharmaceutical and homeopathic has very wide use and application, because of active substances which contains mainly thymol and carvacrol. Thymol is a powerful antiseptic 25 times more potent than phenol and superior to that it irritates less mucous. Thyme is powerful medicine in many cases such as:
- In cases of gastric poisoning
- In cases of cold, bronchitis, tonsillitis, cough, asthma, gastritis.
- As antipyretic
- As entrails relaxing
- As antibacterial
- As anti-rheumatic
- In cases of psoriasis and many others.
TRADITIONAL GREEK MEDICINE FOR CHILDREN’S COUGH
Put 2 teaspoons PHYSIS Wild Thyme in 500 ml of boiling water, leave it for 7-8 minutes before you strain. Add tea into warm water of children’s bath and allow child to relax. Repeat the same for 2-3 days in the evening bath.
Caution: Before using herbs remedies, please consult your doctor.