The medicinal importance of Thyme plant (Thymus vulgaris)


  • Mohammed S. Taher College of Agriculture, University of Baghdad
  • Yasamen F. Salloom
  • Ruaa Abd Ul Hussein Al-Asadi
  • Zainab J. Al-Mousswi
  • Hussein Aneed Alamrani



Thyme, corona virus, medicinal plants, food, medicine


Medicinal and aromatic plants are a group of the oldest plants known and used by man throughout the ages for different fields, as they are used as food and medicine, in the middle and modern ages. The importance of these plants has increased, and their uses varied. The term medicinal plants include different types of plants that have therapeutic activities. These medicinal plants are considered among the sources rich in chemical components that can be used for the treatment of a specific disease or to reduce it if they are used in pure extract or in the form of fresh, dried, or partially extracted vegetable herbs. In addition to its medicinal importance, some plants have great nutritional value. One of the important medicinal plants is the thyme plant which contains many benefits that treat many health conditions. So, this article aimed to explain the most important components of thyme, in addition to its extreme role as a medicinal plant and its multiple uses as food and medicine, as well as its importance in preventing viruses, especially Corona virus.

Author Biographies

Mohammed S. Taher, College of Agriculture, University of Baghdad

College of Agriculture, University of Baghdad, Al-Jadiriya, Baghdad, Iraq

Yasamen F. Salloom

College of Agriculture, University of Baghdad, Al-Jadiriya, Baghdad, Iraq

Ruaa Abd Ul Hussein Al-Asadi

College of Agriculture, University of Baghdad, Al-Jadiriya, Baghdad, Iraq

Zainab J. Al-Mousswi

College of Agriculture, University of Baghdad, Al-Jadiriya, Baghdad, Iraq

Hussein Aneed Alamrani

College of Agriculture, University of Baghdad, Al-Jadiriya, Baghdad, Iraq


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S. Taher M, Salloom YF, Hussein Al-Asadi RAU, Al-Mousswi ZJ, Alamrani HA. The medicinal importance of Thyme plant (Thymus vulgaris). Biomedicine [Internet]. 2021Oct.29 [cited 2022Jul.2];41(3):531-4. Available from: