Thyme Oil Properties:
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) has a strong herbal scent familiar to most people as one of the spices in Italian salad dressing. Thyme’s herbaceous aroma that is both powerful and penetrating.
As a dietary supplement, it is one of the strongest antioxidants known, as well as one of the most antiseptic. The phenols found in thyme oil are highly antimicrobial. Thyme supports the immune, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and other body systems.* Thyme may also be used to enhance the flavor of food. Thyme has an approximate ORAC of 159,590 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
Thyme oil is highly antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-viral, cartiotonic and a uterine tonic. Jean Valnet, M.D., states that thyme oil kills the anthrax bacillus, the typhoid bacillus, meningococcus, as well as the agent responsible for tuberculosis. It is also active against salmonella and staphylococcus bacteria. Its effects on plaque-caused organisms in the mouth and gingivitis have been the focus of studies (due to its antiseptic actions, it is used in its synthetic form in Listerine).
The main chemical components of thyme oil are Monoterpenols: geraniol; Terpene esters: geraniol acetate. It also includes a-thujone, a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, p-cymene, a-terpinene, linalool, borneol, b-caryophyllene, thymol and carvacrol.
Thyme contains large amounts of thymol and has been known since ancient times as a medicinal herb. It has been used for respiratory problems, digestive complaints, the prevention and treatment of infection, gastritis, bronchitis, pertusis, asthma, laryngitis, and tonsillitis. The Egyptians used thyme for embalming.
Thyme oil is also a general tonic for the nerves and stomach. It may help with bacterial infections, respiratory infections, circulation, depression, digestion, headaches, insomnia, rheumatism, urinary infections and viruses along the spine.
How to Use:
Thyme is a very potent “hot” oil, meaning it will burn like a hot chili pepper when applied on the skin. That is why it is important to either mix is with a carrier oil, or layer a carrier oil or V-6 Mixing oil or at least a vegetable oil over it when applying.
For dietary, aromatic, or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as goat’s or rice milk.
Thyme oil should not be used as a skin care product due to its high level of phenols (carvacrol and thymol) as it can irritate mucus membranes and cause skin irritation.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Always dilute before applying to the skin or taking internally. Keep out of reach of children. Its always a good idea to do a skin patch test to determine if you are sensitive to it.
Thyme blends well with:
Thyme will blend well with many oils, but perhaps the best blends are with cedarwood, juniper, melaleuca, oregano, rosemary, bergamont and citrus oils.
Ingredients: Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ thyme essential oil (Thymus vulgaris)
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Item No: 3650 – 15 ml, Thyme Essential Oil