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[automatically translated] The genus Thymus belongs to the Lamiacaee family and includes numerous species distributed in the Mediterranean. The name derives from the greek "δίμοσ" (perfume) to emphasize the intense and pleasant aroma that the plant produces. According to other authors, the name derives from the Egyptian word "tham", which refers to a fragrant herb used for embalming. In Italy the Pignatti describes 17 species of thyme, of which those most interesting from a herbal point of view are: T. vulgaris L. (Common Thyme), T. capitatus (L.) Hoffman et Link (thyme happened), T. serpyllum L. (thyme) and T. Zygis L. (red thyme). various forms of thyme, different, in addition to the morphological characteristics, even for the variability in the composition of the essential oils to the spontaneous state are present. Based on the characteristics of the oils are generally classified 7 chemotypes of thyme, not fully recognized by the FU Thyme is a typical species of warm-temperate Mediterranean environments, but is also present in the eastern parts of Europe and in the center-south of the archipelago the Balearics. In Italy, it is located in the wild along the coastal areas, in the sunny and rocky slopes and in dry places near the sea. He finds himself in an environment from 0 to 1,500 meters above sea level altitude variable. It is located in the wild along the coastal areas, in the sunny and rocky slopes and in dry places near the sea. He finds himself in an environment from 0 to 1,500 meters above sea level altitude variable. It is located in the wild along the coastal areas, in the sunny and rocky slopes and in dry places near the sea. He finds himself in an environment from 0 to 1,500 meters above sea level altitude variable.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationPiante officinali in Sicilia. Studio agronomico, fitochimico e farmacologico mirato alla loro valorizzazione e allo sfruttamento agro-industriale.
Pages141-146
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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