Common thyme, Garden thyme, Pot-herb thyme
With such a wide variety of uses, it is a “must have” for the herb garden. Thyme was used by the Egyptians for embalming, as incense by the early Greeks, and to ward off nightmares or as a gift during the Middle Ages. Today it is one of the most popular herbs to grow, especially because it is grown as a perennial, so it doesn't have to be replanted each year. It is used culinary, medicinal, cosmetic and as an insect repellant.