Thyme an aromatic herb from the mint family. The fragrance and flavor of thyme leaves have long been a favorite of cooks for seasoning meats, soups, and stews. Thyme is especially common in Mediterranean and French cuisine, and is an ingredient in the seasoning blend herbs de Provence. Typical Preparations:Teas, tinctures, baths, gargles, toothpaste. Matches well with: carrots, onions, peas, potatoes, soups, tomatoes.