Thyme is one of the world's more well-known and useful plants, with the fresh and dried leaves and the flowering tops popular for flavoring food, and the essential oil adding many medicinal values. As a culinary spice, thyme has added to the human enjoyment of many foods in cuisines all over the world. In addition, thyme is planted for aesthetic purposes and provides a nectar source to honeybees, yielding thyme honey as a food item.
Thyme adds to the human enjoyment in ways that go beyond simple utilitarian values, such as nutrition or medicine. This herb touches upon the human internal desire for beauty and to experience a variety of tastes and textures. This reflects that God created the natural world not only to provide useful value to humans but also for human joy.