A medicinal plant with a disinfectant and antitussive effect, used in case of cough and sore throat . It is usually found in infusion form.


Portuguese name: Serpilho, herb-bear
Binomial name: Thymus serpyllum L.
French name: Thym serpolet , serpolet, poilet
English name: creeping thyme
German name: Quendel , Feldkümmel
Italian name: serpillo




Essential oil, flavonoids, tannins (mainly rosmarinic acid, which is also found in rosemary)

parts used

Herbs: leaves, flowers, and stem ends

Serpling Effects

Disinfectant, antiseptic, antitussive.

Serpling indications

Internal use
Cough , sore throat , flu- like illness , cold , bronchitis

External use (gargling)
Sore throats

Secundary effects

we do not know


we do not know


we do not know

Serpling based preparations

Where does the snake grow?

– The serpile grows in Europe.

Recommendations for collection in the wild
It is advisable to collect the flowers and herbs (eg stems) of serplum in periods with hot, sunny and dry weather.

Plant it yourself This species needs full sun to flower properly. Serpling is also a balcony plant when facing south. Very often, the base of shoots is surrounded by roots. 


Serpling has been used to fight coughs for a long time, as it can be quite effective. It should preferably be taken as an infusion, several times a day, with the addition of honey, for example. However, serpillus has fewer active ingredients than thyme ( Thymus vulgaris ), so thyme is often preferred in herbal medicine. Serpilho is often used in cooking as a condiment, especially in Mediterranean cuisine.

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