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thyme

(tīm), any species of the genus Thymus, aromatic herbs or shrubby plants of the family Labiatae (mintmint,
in botany, common name for members of the Labiatae, a large family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs. Several species are shrubby or climbing forms or, rarely, small trees.
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 family). The common thyme, which is used as a seasoning herb and yields a medicinal essential oil containing thymol, is the Old World T. vulgaris, an erect plant with grayish branches. It is cultivated mainly in Spain and in France. A compound derived from T. vulgaris, thymine, is used as a topical antifungal. The wild or creeping thyme, or mother-of-thyme (T. serpyllum), also used medicinally, is an Old World evergreen naturalized in North America and popular as a ground cover, edging, and rock plant. This was the wild thyme mentioned in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. The Greeks used thyme as a temple incense, and it has been prized since ancient times as a honey plant. Thyme is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, family Labiatae.

thyme

[tīm]
(botany)
A perennial mint plant of the genus Thymus; pungent aromatic herb is made from the leaves.

thyme

any of various small shrubs of the temperate genus Thymus, having a strong mintlike odour, small leaves, and white, pink, or red flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
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Keeping this in view, the determination of bioactivity potential of extracts of Ocimum basilicum, Thymus vulgaris, Rosmarinus officinalis and Origanum vulgare was evaluated against ampicillin resistant Gram negative bacteria.
The raw thymus vulgaris was extracted and prepared in an extract solution of 250mg/kg body weight daily for administration for two months, to the albino rats.
Chemical composition, antibacterial and antioxidant activities of a new chemotype of Tunisian Thymus vulgaris oils growing in Sayada.
One of our objectives was to investigate the possibility of reducing the use of the synthetic preservative by replacing it with the essential oil of Thymus vulgaris.
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Antimicrobial activity and chemical composition of Thymus vulgaris, Thymus zygis and Thymus hyemalis essential oils.
The Strongest repellency was exhibited in Anethum graveolens (100%), Rosmarinus officinalis (100%) and Thymus vulgaris (93.
En la presente investigacion se determino el efecto inhibitorio del crecimiento de Clostridium perfringens, frente a extractos obtenidos con diferentes solventes de los bulbos de Allium sativum (ajo); de las hojas y tallos de Coriandrum sativum (cilantro), Eugenia Caryophyllata (clavo de olor), Origanum vulgare (oregano), Rosmarinus officinalis (romero) y Thymus vulgaris (tomillo), con el fin de obtener metodos alternativos, que sean organicos para la conservacion de alimentos carnicos.
Los bulbos de Allium sativum, los botones de Eugenia caryophyllata fueron adquiridos en mercados locales de Manizales (Caldas); tallos y hojas de Coriandrum sativum, Origanum vulgare, Rosmarinus officinalis y Thymus vulgaris son provenientes de los cultivos de plantas medicinales del municipio de Villamaria (Caldas).
Regarding the lack of data about the possible efficacy of these compounds against leishmaniasis, the efficacy of herbal extracts of Thymus vulgaris and Achillea millefolium, propolis and systemic glucantime against cutaneous leishmaniasis in Balb/c mice was evaluated in this study.