Aromatherapy Essential Oils



Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme Essential Oil

Thymus vulgaris



Properties:
Thyme essential oil has a rather sweet, yet strongly herbal smell and is reddish-brown to amber in color.

Origin:
It originated in Hungary.

Extraction Method:
Thyme essential oil is extracted by steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
A-thujone, b-thujone, a-pinene, camphene, d-sabinene, fenchone, camphone, terpinen-4-ol and bornyl acetate.

Therapeutic properties:
Antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge.

Uses:
Thyme oil is helpful with:

  1. memory and concentration
  2. exhaustion
  3. depression
  4. fortifies the lungs
  5. colds & coughs
  6. asthma
  7. laryngitis
  8. sinusitis
  9. catarrh
  10. tonsillitis
  11. arthritis
  12. rheumatism
  13. gout
  14. muscular aches and pains
  15. sprains and sport injuries
  16. cellulite
  17. anorexia
  18. obesity
  19. edema
  20. leucorrhoea

Precautions:

  • It should not be used during pregnancy or in cases of high blood pressure.
  • It should not be used for skin care products.
  • It should be used in low concentrations.

Blends well with:

Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary and Pine.