Thyme honey and other dark-coloured honeys have the highest antioxidants properties of all honeys. Antioxidants help neutralise free radicals, which are produced by such things as sunlight, cigarette smoke, air pollution, pesticides, and infection.
These free radicals are believed to contribute to the development of numerous diseases and conditions, including heart disease, various forms of cancer and asthma; they also promote premature aging of the skin.
Thyme honey is considered to have stimulating and antiseptic properties and aids in the prevention and treatment of infectious, digestive, and respiratory diseases.
It is a light amber colour when in liquid form and turns brown when crystallised. Thyme honey is an aromatic honey with a complex aroma of herbs, flowers, and clove. It crystallises within 6 to 12 months.
Thyme honey has been around since ancient times and its production accounts for approximately 10% of the total honey produced in Greece. The best areas to produce thyme honey are the Greek islands, especially Crete.