Thyme Leaves

An easy way to soothe stress is to take a big whiff of thyme, which may be part of the reason Greeks burned it as incense during antiquity. A cousin of the mint family that grows easily in most climates, thyme’s woody stems sprout delicate leaves that contain antiseptic properties and a strong herbal scent. They are a staple in the French herb bundle bouquet garni and the Mediterranean’s za’atar blend.