Thymi herba


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of thyme. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing thyme.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing thyme. For practical information about using thyme medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Thymi herba
English common name Thyme
Botanical name Thymus vulgaris L.; Thymus zygis L.
Therapeutic area
Cough and cold
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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