Thyme contains good amounts of vitamins A, C, and B-complex, as well as minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium. The plant’s essential oil notably contains thymol and carvacrol, which not only give the plant its aroma and flavor but also contribute to its antioxidant, antibacterial, antibiotic, insecticidal, anti-inflammatory, respiratory, neurological, and possible antifungal benefits. Throughout its long history, Thyme flowers, leaves, and oil have been used as a natural remedy for various ailments, such as depression, epilepsy, headaches, and coughs. Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, known today as “the father of Western medicine,” recommended Thyme for respiratory diseases. In the 19th century, Thyme oil was used by dentists as an antiseptic or to treat oral inflammation. Thyme has even been used in food preservation methods thanks to its antibacterial properties.