Thyme has been long enjoined by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans. The people of the past loved this perennial plant and burned them as incense, used its sprigs in baths and aromatised cheeses and liqueurs. Thyme is one of the most important and well-known herbs of the Mediterranean region.
Gyms, kitchens, temples, lamps, medical cabinets, all were practically smeared with olive oil. That’s how ancient people loved and highly prized it. Oileries were very widespread in many countries like Turkey, Tunisia, Libya, Spain, Morocco, and many others. Oil was truly a valuable resource and not in the least because of how hard it was obtained.