Wild mountain thyme is primarily known for its antiseptic properties. The tea can be used externally to clean minor wounds, mastitis, or as a gargle for throat and gum infections.
Thyme is an aromatic. It can be used for flatulent indigestion, digestive complaints and colic. Thyme is also used to aid breathing problems including cough, bronchitis, catarrh, laryngitis and swollen airways.