Benefits of Thyme

The active ingredient in all CleanWell products is a formulation that harnesses the natural antiseptic power of thyme.


Thyme grows in various regions around the world without the use of pesticides. The plant is renewable, it grows quickly and is very hardy. The harvesting of thyme provides jobs for people living in local communities.

A Brief History

The name of Thyme, from the Latin name of Thymus, may have been derived from the Greek word thyo for perfume.  Ancient Egyptians used thyme in religious rituals and the Greeks used it in baths and as temple incense.  They believed that it was a source of courage which may have led to the medieval practice of placing thyme under the pillow to prevent nightmares and aid in sleep.  Knights and warriors carried scarves embroidered with Thyme into battle to bring them courage and strength.

A Long Track Record (And We Mean Really Long)

Thyme has a long history of use as a medicinal plant to ward off sickness.  It has been used as an antiseptic for thousands of years in Roman, Greek, and Indian (Ayurvedic) medicine. As a culinary herb, thyme is well established in the cuisine of every culture where the plant grows wild.