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Thyme to Celebrate Seed Packet Favour
Thyme to Celebrate Seed Packet Favour
Price:  £1.10
Seed packs are a somewhat unusual favour choice and very an eco friendly! Each seed packet is personalised with your wedding details and is made with recycled manilla seed packet, measuring 9 x 12 cm. The back of the packet is printed with the seed content and sowing instructions. It then has a sealed plastic wallet with your seed choice inside.

About Thyme it is a perennial herb. It used to be called Thymon, from the ancient Greek “thyein”, meaning to make a burnt offering. Its name may also come from the Greek thymos or thyos = incense, because of its scent. The earliest recorded use of Thyme is 3000 BC in Sumeria, where it was used as an antiseptic. It was once used in embalming procedures by ancient Egyptians. It was used as incense in temples and added to drinks to provide courage. It is also a good strewing herb for getting rid of moths.

The Romans used Thyme to ease bloatedness after eating too much. They would also bathe in Thyme-scented water before going into battle to give them strength and courage. In ancient Athens, honey from Thyme was considered the best. Plant has also been considered an aphrodisiac. Christian legend says that the baby Jesus slept on a bed of Thyme. Sprinkle Thyme on doorsteps and windowsills to invite fairies in. in the Middle Ages, sprigs of Thyme were embroidered on the scarves of knights for bravery. Thyme was burnt as incense at ancient funerals and placed in the coffin of the dead in order that the soul would live in the flowers, and assuring passage to the afterlife.

Adding Thyme to soups, stews, stuffing, vegetables gives a good flavour. Thyme oils are used as antiseptics. To make a Thyme disinfectant, simmer leaves and small stems for 30 minutes. Strain and use. An infusion of leaves helps coughs, colds and bronchitis. It can also be used as a gargle for sore throats and ulcers. Two tablespoons of Thyme in boiling water and inhaling the vapours will help a blocked nose. In homeopathy, Thyme is used for asthma and whooping cough. Thyme (particularly vulgaris) is also a good deterrent for cabbage white butterflies, slugs and flea beetles, so plant it near cabbages as a companion plant. Thyme tops yield a purple dye. The plant also yields grey, gold and yellow dyes. From a wildlife point of view, Thyme is the food plant of caterpillars of the following moths – Thyme Pug, Satyr Pug and Lace Border. Butterflies – Dingy Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Chalkhill Blue, Grayling, Adonis and Small Copper. Bees love the flowers!

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