Benefits and Uses of Thyme pure natural essential oil
The Thyme plant is an evergreen perennial shrub that grows up to 45 cm (18 inches) in height. It has a woody root system, a multi-branched stem, small elliptical greenish gray aromatic leaves and pale purple or white flowers. 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.
The health benefits of thyme essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antispasmodic, antirheumatic,antiseptic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic,emenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge substance.
Thyme is a common herb and is generally used as a condiment or spice. Besides that, thyme is also used in herbal and domestic medicines. Thyme is botanically known as Thymus Vulgaris.
The medicinal properties of thyme come mainly from its essential oils which are extracted through steam distillation of fresh flowers and leaves. The chief constituents of its essential oil are Alpha Thujone, Alpha Pinene, Camphene, Beta Pinene, Para Cymene, Alpha Terpinene, Linalool, Borneol, Beta Caryophyllene, Thymol and Carvacrol.
Possible Benefits of Thyme essential oils:
- As an Immunostimulant
- As an Antidepressant
- Scent: Mild, Sweet, Green, Fresh
- Plant Part: Flowering Plant
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
- Country of Origin: Spain
- Colour: Pale Yellow
- Fragrance Note: Middle
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Chemical Composition: Thymol, cymene, Linalool
- Properties: Anti-Bacterial, Antiseptic, Balancing for Body and Mind
- Blends well with: bergamot, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, pine, rosemary and tea