Description: Half-shrub plant with a stalk almost raised and prostrated, without sprawling branches bearing stem. Stalk 25-40 cm, sometimes branched, fleecy only on angles. Leaves 18 x 10 mm, are oval or longitudinal-lanceolate, usually sphenoid blunt, eyelash type at the base. Campanile calyx 3-4 mm. Corolla around 6 mm, rose-purple.
Distribution in Kosovo: Grows mainly in dry pastures of mountainous areas.
Parts used: Aerial parts-herb (herba thyme).
Harvest time: The herb is harvested at the end of April untill August (V-VIII).
Drying: The herb is dried in ovens or proper locations in 45-50 0C. Ratio: 5:1.
Therapeutic category: Expectorant, spasmodic, antibiotic.
Use: Used against cold and respiratory inflammation.
Preparation and dosage: 1-4 g dried herb per day is boiled in hot water and used as tea.
Status: Traditional medicine, Pharm.; Comm.E+.