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Satureioides Thyme

Satureioides Thyme

Sub-shrub of 10 to 30 cm, perennial - Highly aromatic - Woody, twisted stems with ascending branches - Small, opposite, lance-shaped or linear leaves, rolled at the edges - Pink or whitish bilabiate flowers of 1/2 cm in size grouped into glomerules forming a sort of flower head that may be tighter or looser in density.

Latin name

Thymus satureioides Cosson


This variety of thyme, which originates in North Africa, grows in stoney, rocky and drier soils.

Used part

The aerial parts of the plant.

Active components

Essential oil (borneol, carvacrol, thymol): its inhibiting action on inflammatory mediators is thanks to its borneol content.

Flavonoids: these substances are antioxidants, but in the case of thyme, they also have an antispasmodic effect.

Tannins: have an astringent effect and contribute to the antiseptic properties.


Thyme with savoury leaves is a plant that has mainly been used in Moroccan traditional medicine: for coughs, bronchitis, rheumatism and general inflammation. Given its specific composition, this essential oil is particularly used externally and has a pronounced analgaesic effect 1,2 and broad-spectrum antibacterial action. 3-5

Bibliographical references

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