Pointed Thyme (Thymbra spicata)


Black Thyme, Spiky Thyme

(Thymbra spicata):

It is a species common on the Thrace, Mediterranean coast, Aegean, and western and southeastern Anatolia. Due to the high antiseptic effect of carvacrol, it is used as a spice, tea and also used as medicines. The carvacrol ratio is 50-71%. Plant size is 24-43cm, essential oil ratio is between 1-3.4%.

Black Thyme

The report of the General Directorate of Food and Control of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock is as follows.

Essential oil and component ratios
Essential oil and component ratios