Thyme is a member of the medicinal herb family and originates in the Mediterranean region. Today, thyme is often offered as a home-growing herb. It is the thyme leaves that are mostly used for seasoning, rounding off tasty roasts, roast potatoes, vegetables, and venison. Connoisseur Tip: Thyme does not taste very good raw, it should – in contrast with other herbs -– always be used in the preparation and cooking of your dishes.