General: Tiny-leaved groundcover with wonderful lemon-citrus fragrance and flavor. Excellent with poultry and fish.
Culinary Uses: Use lemon thyme in any recipe that calls for lemon, including marinades. It is best used fresh. Chop lemon thyme leaves just before use and add at the very end of the cooking process before they lose flavor and color. Lemon thyme may be added to poultry, seafood, vegetables, marinades, stews, soups, sauces, and stuffing while fresh sprigs of this herb make a lovely garnish.
Medicinal Uses: The oils of lemon thyme plants also make an excellent mosquito repellent when crushed.
Ornamental Uses: Tiny, aromatic, flavorful lemon-scented leaves. Good for herb gardens, flower borders, containers, seasonal ground cover.
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