Thyme Organic Essential Oil

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Thyme Organic Essential Oil

Description
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.

 

Details
Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Origin: Spain
Family: Myrtaceae
Plant Part: Herb
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Note: Middle
Colour: Reddish Brown to Orange
Consistency: Light to Medium
Aromatic Scent: Red Thyme has a fresh, herbaceous, medicinal scent. It has often been described as sharp and warming.
Aromatic Strength: Medium to Strong
Blend Well With: Red Thyme essential oil blends particularly well with Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary and Pine.
Common Uses: Red Thyme essential oil 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.
History: Thyme was used in ancient herbal medicine Greeks, Egyptians and the Romans. It was used as an 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.

 

Cautions: 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.
Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.


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