Thyme, Red Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris and Thymus zygis
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowering plant
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Warm, spicy-herbaceous, powerful
Largest Producing Countries: Spain and France
Traditional Use: Medicinally known for its antiseptic and disinfectant properties. It is also extensively used as a household cleaner.
Properties: Analgesic, anthelminthic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cell proliferant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticide, parasiticide, rubefacient, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge
Benefits: Anxiety, bruises, burns, cellulite, chills, colds, coughs, cuts, diarrhea, exhaustion, fatigue, flatulence, gum infections, headaches, infections, insect bites, insomnia, itching, muscular aches and pains, oily skin, poor circulation, sore throat, sprains, wounds. Topical applications such as balms and ointments may be applied locally.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lemon balm, marjoram, peru balsam, pine, rosemary, tea tree
Of Interest: The name has two possible Greek origins. The first being thymon which means to fumigate. This comes from the herb being used as an incense. The second is thumon meaning courage. Thyme was associated with bravery.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant or breast-feeding. May cause skin irritation.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).