My very long and complicated bucket list includes an herb garden similar to the one I saw at the Cloisters Museum decades ago. Since persistence is the name of my game I inch myself closer everyday. While inventorying the herbs growing in planters and which to plant next I find myself pleased with my lovely Rosemary bush, luscious aromatic Basil, growing Mint, Spearmint, Oregano, Lemongrass and Spanish Thyme. Next should include Lavender, Thyme and Tarragon. While working my humble inventory and future plans I again take notice of how much Spanish Thyme is have and decide to look into the uses of this aromatic herb. Well wow! Taken orally it has medicinal purposes for cough, sore throat, colic, arthritis, upset stomach, stomach pains, bedwetting, movement disorder, intestinal gas, parasitic worm infections and skin disorders. (Wikipedia)
After clipping a leaf and washing it. I rolled it up like salami and ate it. The flavor follows its aroma in its strength. It reminded if of the first time I tasted blue cheese and gagged. Now blue cheese is my favorite cheese. Therefore, Spanish Thyme may well be an acquired taste. The benefits warrant a serious try to tame my taste buds into receiving this organic home grown remedy. My new test will be to make a kind of pesto with the Spanish Thyme by mixing the green leaves with olive oil, parmesan cheese, fresh garlic and a handful of walnuts. Tossed over hot pasta we would get the benefits of the raw leaves. I’ll keep you posted.