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thyme root?

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:22 am
by ItalianBee
I use thyme leaves (and sometimes the twigs when they're little and the leaves are hard to strip!) for a few things - just added them to an anti-inflammatory tincture, they're good for digestion and the respiratory system, etc. But the potted culinary thyme plant that I have had indoors and outdoors for 2 1/2 years is really ready to say goodbye, and I began to wonder if there might be uses for the root. I can't find anything online, but I know there is a wealth of experience on this board.

Ideas? experiences? I'd love to hear them.

Re: thyme root?

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:26 pm
by Lady Alinor
If only LadyB was here, she would know.
She would look at how the roots are dispersed through the soil and rocks, she would look at how deep the tiniest rootlet reaches into the earth.
LadyB would smell the roots, perhaps even taste them :) AND then she just might say...."The plant is too old and tired, add it to the compost." ;)

Re: thyme root?

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:09 pm
by ItalianBee
Thanks, LadyA! I think it is too far gone... would like to try shaving the roots and making an infusion, just to see, but next time.

Re: thyme root?

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:06 pm
by chloeopal
Ha!! What a well evoked piece o Lady B-esqueness!! Missed indeed...