Thyme Thymus vulgaris  Essential Oil Information

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Thymus vulgaris

Red thyme

Europe

Leaves, flowers/buds








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distilled

Reddish brown

Medium, oily

Medium








Fragrance

Fresh, medicinal, herbaceous












Benefits

Thyme oil kills the anthrax bacillus, the typhoid bacillus, meningococcus, and the agent responsible for tuberculosis and is active against salmonella and staphylococcus bacteria. Strengthens immune defenses and white blood cell production, also helps blood pressure, aids anemia, strengthens the heart, cleanses vein and artery walls. Benefits lung function, clearing chest, lung and sinus congestion, persistent coughs, and bronchitis, as well as laryngitis, tonsillitis and asthma. Aids digestion, eases nausea, indigestion, gas, bloating, as well as gastroenteritis and viral stomach flu. Helps rheumatism, gout, sciatica, injury aches and pains, as well as warming and lubricating joints.















Blends Well With

Basil, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Oregano, Peru Balsam, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree














Constituents

a-thujene, a-pinene, camphene, B-pinene, p-cymene, a-terpinene, linalool, borneol, B-caryophyllene, thymol, carvacrol













Properties

Anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antiputrescent, antirheumatic, antiseptic (intestinal, pulmonary, genito-urinary), antispasmodic, antitussive, antitoxic, astringent, aphrodisiac, carminative, cictrisant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, nervine, revulsive, rubefacient, stimulant (immune system, circulatory), sudorific, tonic, vermifuge















Safety

Don't use in cases of high blood pressure or pregnancy. Undiluted can cause skin irritation. Test a small amount before any aromatherapy use.











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