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    Thymus serpyllum L.
    (Thymus chmaedrys Fr.)
    And kinds similar to them
    And versions
    Thyme ordinary


    Russian names : a thyme, chabrets, bogorodskaja a grass; the Ukrainian: chebrets borovy, it is small materinka; the Polish: macierzanka, tymian.

    Family : Labiatae - gubotsvetnye.

    Thymus serpyllum - a thyme ordinary

    a Fig. 44. Thymus serpyllum - a thyme ordinary.

    The Long-term grassy plant in length 5 - 30 sm, with lying, taking roots stalks, at the basis stiffening; blossoming branches ascending. Leaves small, jajtsevidnye, korotkochereshkovye. Nimbuses pink, sometimes the white. Flowers are collected in heads. Blossoms since May till the autumn. Grows (depending on a kind and a version) on dry slopes, pine forests or in steppes, on sandy soils, in dry pine woods, on mezhah, hills, wood glades. Are extended everywhere. A plant in the people very popularly, especially at Slavs. During paganism our ancestors on kostrishcha put chebrets, voskurivaja an incense to gods. And now use a grass chebretsa for okurivanija premises, for example, korovnikov, after otela cows, for okurivanija dairy pots, podkurivajut it also frightened children.

    Collect all grass, when it in colour.

    Napar from chebretsa as tea, drink at bad digestion, a swelling in intestines, at nephritic indispositions, and also as krovoochistitelnoe, means diuretic and strengthening a stomach. A dose: 10,0 - 15,0 g on 1 l of boiled water. CHebrets is accepted more often in mixes with other herbs.

    Naruzhno chebretsa use a grass for aromatic baths at illnesses of the broken metabolism, and especially in children's practice.

    In water infusion (60,0 g on 1 l of boiled water) chebrets use for lotions and washing of the inflamed eyes.

    Storage . The grass chebretsa is stored in well corked boxes.