Thyme Essential Oil is considered a stimulating, uplifting, and reviving oil with antiseptic qualities. The therapeutic properties of thyme essential oil are anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic, and vermifuge. Thyme oil helps with mental concentration and works well as a bronchial and lung stimulant making thyme essential oil valuable for bronchitis, coughs, colds, and asthma. Thyme oil’s warming qualities make it great for rheumatism, sciatica, arthritis, and gout. Red Thyme essential oil and White Thyme essential oil are both used in aromatherapy. It can be toxic if not properly diluted. Thyme oil is a possible skin irritant. Avoid use during pregnancy. Note: Middle-Top
Thymol: 35 – 50%
p-Cymene: 15 – 32%
Gamma Terpinene: 5 – 15%
Carvacrol: 2 – 9%
Plant Part: Leaves and stems.
Processing Method: Steam Distilled.
Description / Colour / Consistency: Thyme essential oil is a moderately viscous but clear, pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Thyme oil is a top note with a strong aroma, Red Thyme has a woody, medicinal scent described as both sharp and warming.
Thyme is an evergreen perennial shrub that grows up to 45 cm (18 inches) in height. It has a woody root system with a multi-branched stem, small elliptical greenish-gray leaves, and pale purple or white flowers. Thyme is derived from the Greek word thymos that means ‘perfume’. It was used in herbal medicines by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans, as incense in Greek temples, and in embalming by the Egyptians. During the Middle Ages, it was given to jousting knights for courage, and a sprig of thyme was later carried into courtrooms to ward off diseases (as well as to freshen the air).
Cautions: Red Thyme essential oil contains a high amount of toxic phenols (carvacrol and thymol) that can irritate mucus membranes, and must be diluted well before use. Avoid use if under the care of a physician.
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