Common thyme is a hardy, frost tolerant small perennial shrub. It prefers a full sun, well drained position, and only requires moderate watering. This plant is a widely used herb in the kitchen and used in a variety of dishes, from stuffings and soups, to chicken dishes, and even stir fries. This herb is great used fresh, but can also be dried and stored for later use. Thyme has powerful antiseptic and anti bacterial properties. It’s used to treat a wide range of ailments from sore throats, colds and chest infections, to insect bites, cuts, and fungal infections. Thyme is used a lot in modern commercial mouth washes.