Thyme - Thymus vulgaris ct thymol

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
Botanical Family Lamiaceae
Chemical Family Monoterpenes, Phenols
Approx. Shelf Life 4 years
Plant Parts Flowering plant and leaves
Note Classification Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary, Pine

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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.

Clinical Studies:

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.

Personality Profile:

Subtle Aromatherapy:

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.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2017
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopedia Britannica. USA, 2014
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Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
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    Thyme - Thymus vulgaris ct thymol

    Thyme - Thymus vulgaris ct thymol

    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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