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Thyme, Red Essential Oil

Thymus zygis Origin: Spain

Thyme, Red Essential Oil

Overview

Botanical Name

Thymus vulgaris and Thymus zygis

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used

Leaf and flower

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

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.

Disclaimer

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.