|Commercial name||Common thyme oil|
|Botanical name||Thymus vulgaris L.|
|Plant part||Flowering tops|
|Harvesting period||J F M A M J J A S O N D|
Common Thyme Essential Oil
The perennial herb, a member of the mint family, is used in aromatherapy, cooking, potpourri, mouthwashes, and elixirs, as well as added to ointments. According to the American Botanical Council:
The ancient Sumerians and Egyptians used thyme as a medicine and to embalm the dead. The ancient Romans used thyme to flavor cheese and alcoholic beverages, burned it to deter wild animals, and bathed in it to ‘provide vigor.’ Medieval women embroidered thyme on gifts for knights.
Many of thyme’s beneficial properties come from its essential oils, which include potent compounds like thymol, camphene, linalool, and carvacrol.
The benefits of thyme essential oil have been recognized for thousands of years in Mediterranean countries. This substance is also a common agent in Ayurverdic practice. Today, among the many producers of thyme oil, France, Morocco, and Spain emerge as the primary ones.
|Method of extraction||Hydrodistillation|
|Organoleptic characteristics||Fresh, medicinal, herbaceous|
|Strength of initial aroma||Medium – Strong|
|Main constituents||Thymol, p-Cymene, Carvacrol, Gamma-Terpinene, B-Caryophyllene, Linalool, a-Pinene, a-Terpinene|
* May Vary, depending on Specific Botanical, Chemotype and Distillation
- Helps reduce symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome
- Stimulates menstrual flow
- Increases circulation and elevates low blood pressure
- Triggers the removal of waste that may lead to cellulite
- Eases nervousness and anxiety
- Helps fight insomnia
- Eliminates bad breath and body odor
|Product description||Product specification||IFRA 48|
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General Safety Information
Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, or have liver damage, cancer or any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified practitioner before using oils with children.