GASTRONOMIC USE Thyme has a strong piquant or lemony flavor. For fresh use, the flavor is best just before flowering. Add thyme to soups, stews, marinades, tortillas or scrambled eggs. You can also add whole twigs to the casseroles for flavor (remember to remove them before serving). MEDICINAL USE For medicinal purposes the leaves and flowers of thyme are used. We can prepare them in a tea or also use thyme essential oil. Thyme has very interesting components among which we highlight the essential oil with phenols such as thymol and carvacrol, flavonoids and terpenoids.