Why thyme and other herbs that are part of the ‘labiate family’?

The herbs in the “labiate family,” for example, mint, thyme, marjoram, oregano, basil and rosemary are rich in a substance called terpenes “that have been shown to act on a wide variety of tumors by reducing the spread of cancer cells or by provoking their death.” (Anti-Cancer, David Servan-Schrieber, page 109).

For recipes with thyme, see:

Thyme and Lime Salad Dressing

Roasted Grape Tomatoes with Thyme

Spinach and Onion Crustless Quiches

Enjoy and be healthy!

~Leni

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