What is Thottathulasi (തോട്ടത്തുലസി) – Thottathulasi (തോട്ടത്തുലസി) is the Malayalam name for Thyme. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a small, perennial, evergreen shrub in the Lamiaceae (Mint family). Thyme is a Mediterranean herb with dietary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. It comes from the mint family & has over 400 subspecies.
Thyme (തോട്ടത്തുലസി) has remained a culinary staple & is fast gaining a reputation for its medicinal qualities, such as its ability to help treat acne and high blood pressure. Its flowers, leaves, and oil are used as medicine. It is sometimes used in combination with other herbs.
The herb is also a rich source of many important vitamins such as B-complex vitamins, β-carotene, vitamin-A, vitamin-K, vitamin-E, vitamin-C, and folic acid. Thyme leaves offer significant levels of quality phytonutrients profile.
Thottathulasi oil as well as thymol have shown antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory effects, accounting for the medicinal uses of Thottathulasi.