Thyme pure essential oil, thymus vulgaris, has been used for centuries as a healing and culinary plant. However, it should be used in moderation in the healing arts as it is a strong stimulant to the thyroid and lymphatic system.
It is one of the earliest medicinal plants in Western phamacopeia with the common applications being respiratory system, digestive disorders and treatment of infections.
But because of its stimulant properties it is excellent for the immune system, bad breath, coughs/colds, mouth infections like gum disease and to aid recovery from illness.
For the nervous system it is wonderful for those stress related complaints like insomnia, nervous debility and headaches.
Thyme pure essential oil has a hypertensive quality so it can help raise blood pressure.
This essential oil is known for its ability to remove toxins from the body and you can use it as a topical application for abscesses, burns and stings.
It is also good for warts, rheumatism, neuralgia, exhaustion and keeping the flying and biting nasties at bay!
Put some drops in a burner to soothe the mind, relax the soul, restore a sense of balance and help your body and spirit to heal after an illness or trauma.
It is a very strong essential oil so definitely do a patch test before use as it can cause sensitivity in some individuals. It can aggravate the mucous membranes and can cause dermal (skin) irritation. Use moderate dosages only and never neat on the skin.
Sweet, fresh scent.
Leaves and flowering parts via distillation
Small perennial evergreen shrub up to 45cm in height. Grey/green aromatic leaves. Pale purple or white flowers.
Clear, pale yellow liquid.
Thymol, carvacrol, cymene, terpinene, camphene, linalol