Thyme Leaf (thymus vulgaris) is an herb rich in vitamins and minerals, making it a great addition to your diet. It is a popular ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine and is known for its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. Thyme is an excellent source of iron, magnesium, and zinc.Thyme makes everything taste better! Recent studies from Israel suggests that thyme may kill the bacteria that causes peptic ulcers. Cup of thyme tea anyone?