Contractions. - Teucr. Teu.
Teucrium marum verum. Nat. ord., Labiatae.
Synonyms. - Marum Syriacum, Marjorana Syriaca.
Fig. - Woodville's Med. Bot., vol. i., p. 56.
Cat-thyme. For. names: German, Katzenkraut; French, Germandree maritime.
Habitat. - The Levant and all along the Mediterranean. It is also cultivated in gardens.
Flowering time. - June to August.
Parts employed. - The entire fresh herb.
Characters. - Stem straight, ligneous, branching, glabrous below, downy above. Leaves opposite, petiolated, oval-obtuse, of a clear green. Flowers rosy, at the end of branches, in the axillae of the leaves. The whole plant has an aromatic cam-phorous odour, which is peculiarly agreeable to cats; taste bitter, acrid, and hot.
Time for collecting. - When in flower and young seed.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Stapf's Beitr.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ to lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.