A very powerful antiseptic oil which should be used in moderation since it can cause irritation if used in too high a concentration. Thyme is very stimulating to the circulatory system, and strengthening to the nerves and mind. Before they went into battle, Roman soldiers would take a bath containing Thyme herb to promote bravery. Antiseptic, strengthening and stimulating.
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|County of Origin||South Africa|
|Therapeutic Properties||Analgesic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-infectious, Anti-microbial, Anti-oxidant, Anti-septic, Anti-viral, Immune support|
|Chemical Family||Monoterpenes, Phenols|
|Approx. Shelf Life||4 years|
|Plant Parts||Flowering plant and leaves|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary, Pine|
History: Thyme was used in ancient herbal medicine Greeks, Egyptians and the Romans. It was used as incense in Greek temples and the Egyptians used it in embalming. During the Middle Ages it was given to jousting Knights for courage, and a sprig of thyme was carried into courtrooms to ward off diseases. Thyme is derived from the Greek word 'thymos' that means 'perfume'. White Thyme can also be derived from this species if the Red Thyme is further distilled; nonetheless, White Thyme is more commonly derived from the Thymus Zygis species.
Characteristics: Red Thyme has a woody, medicinal scent. It has often been described as sharp and warming.
Indications: Red Thyme has been used effectively as a bactericide, antiseptic, antimicrobial, astringent, antispasmodic, antitoxic, diuretic, antifungal, insecticide, tonic, and as an immune stimulant. Thyme Oil can assist with nervous complaints, respiratory problems, poor circulation and problems of the digestive system. It should also be noted that the active ingredient Thymol may crystallize in temperatures below 20 degree Celsius. The more thymol present, the greater it’s propensity for altering states. We would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, changing the water frequently and once it is back to the liquid state be sure to shake before use.
Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath (under proper supervision and fixed oil), diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, liquid candle, massage, mist spray, steam inhalation.
Safety: Red Thyme Essential Oil should be avoid during pregnancy, or if a history of high blood pressure exists. Red Thyme contains a high amount of toxic phenols (carvacrol and thymol) that can irritate mucus membranes, cause skin irritation and skin sensitization.