Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) is a perennial and a member of the mint (Lamiaceae) family. The name of the plant stands for ‘courage’ in ancient Greece, as Thyme was a symbol of bravery.
Creeping thyme, originally from Europe, spread worldwide. For external purposes, creeping thyme helps as an antiseptic to treat wounds and combats eczema. Anointment with creeping thyme can also help reduce swelling. For internal usage, the herb helps treat gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses and problems. Creeping thyme is made into numerous remedies, including syrups, tinctures, infusions, decoctions, tea, and oil, utilizing the entirety and separate parts of the plant in order to treat the diverse assortment of problems.