Thyme essential oil

There are many varieties, species, and chemotypes of thyme which all vary in chemical composition.

CT is short for Chemotypes which are plants that share the same Latin name but have different constituents and chemical make-up due to various factors such as where it is grown, soil, altitude and nutrients.

Thyme has a long history of use being one of the most powerful natural antiseptics known mainly due to the phenol action of thymol. Just like oregano it is powerful antibiotic, having similar phenol constituents, and is a pulmonary and digestive disinfectant.

Thyme stimulates production of white corpuscles which helps fight off potentially harmful microbes and strengthens the immune system.

Latin Name Thymus spp. vulgaris, sateriodes CT geraniol, linalool, paracymene, thujanol, thymol
Family Lamiaceae
Country of Origin France, Europe, Spain, Israel, North America
Volatility Top/middle note
Extraction steam distilled from leaves and flowering tops
Colour pale yellow
Aroma strong herb,
Caution Contraindications Do not use during pregnancy, or with high blood pressure. Very HOT and may irritate skin.
Primary Uses Digestion: gastritis, colitis, infections

Respiratory:bronchitis, pleurisy, TB, whooping spasmodic cough

Immune: stimulant, colds, flu, strep, staph, tonsillitis, infections, fever

Skin: warts, lice, scalp infections;


Muscular: analgesic pain relief, arthritis, sprains, strains

Properties antibacterial, anticatarrhal, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory antimicrobial, antispasmodic (general, digestive, respiratory), anxiolytic, appetite stimulant, astringent, warming carminative, cholagogue, decongestant, diaphoretic, relaxing secretolytic expectorant, febrifuge, stimulating nervine relaxant, stomachic, vasodilator, vulnerary
Constituents Monoterpene:p-cyamene aka paracymene;Phenol: Thymol 45% Thujanol


Monoterpene alcohol: Geraniol, linalool


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