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Silver Edge Broadleaf Thyme
Plectranthus ambionicus 'Variegata'
(hardy in zones 11+)
(Spanish thyme) Although it is called thyme, it doesn’t look like thyme at all, with its large fleshy white-edged leaves. Makes a great indoor potted houseplant in a sunny window. Has been used in folk medicine to treat a wide variety of ailments including colds, asthma, constipation, headache, cough, and skin diseases. Has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antitumor, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Leaves can be eaten raw or cooked but usually in small doses and combination with other herbs, especially in Jamaican cuisine. Height up to 1m tall.
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