Thyme Essential Oil

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thyme plant is in fact an herb that is native to the Mediterranean region. Found mainly in Spain and Italy, thyme is now also grown in ,, and This evergreen shrub gets its name for the Greek word 'thymos,' which translates into 'perfume'. It is indeed a potent herb with a peppery taste that produces non-viscous thyme oil once extracted. Thyme oil is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves and the semi-dried flowers

The oil of thyme has been around for centuries. Since its earliest medicinal use by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans, thyme oil has been an alternative aid for many ailments. The oil of thyme is red to amber in color and can cause some skin irritation. It has many health benefits and uses.

Thyme (thymus vulgaris, also known as red thyme or common thyme) is a little shrub with pink flowers that grows wildly on the dry and rocky hills of the Mediterranean areas. This fragant herb, that we can find in most kitchen, is widely used in cooking to flavor vegetables, meats, soups... But, did you know that thyme is also one of the herbs that has the most medicinal properties. It has been used since the Antiquity by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for its many benefits. We can use thyme in infusion or in essential oil to benefit from its health properties. Thyme essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from its aerial parts.

Thymol is an effective antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral. Because of these properties, thyme oil is a common ingredient in many mouthwashes for is effects against gingivitis and plaque-causing bacteria. It also provides defenses against a wide variety of disease-causing bacteria, including anthrax bacillus, typhoid bacillus and meningococcus. As an antibacterial, thymol also plays an integral role in the medicines responsible for battling salmonella, staphylococcus and tuberculosis. Thyme oil's role as an antiviral is similar to its role as a cold remedy in that it strengthens the body's natural defenses to ward against viral infections.

Thyme essential oil stimulates blood flow to tissues. It helps heal bruises, sprains, and other injuries. The oil is antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, and a good decongestant. Thyme essential oil is used in the treatments of the respiratory system, the immune system, and as an aid to digestion.

It is also a good home remedy when treating gout, rheumatism, wounds, sores, water retention, menstrual problems, menopausal symptoms, bad breath, body odor, fatigue, nausea, depression, colic, gas, scar tissue, oily skin, colds, poor circulation, sore throat, sinusitis, anorexia, cellulite, eczema, athlete’s foot, dermatitis, insect bites, stings, and laryngitis.

Pain caused by muscle spasms can benefit from the use of thyme essential oil. Use in the treatment of coughs, cramps, muscular aches, and intestinal complaints.Thyme essential oil is good for arthritis pain. Mix ten drops with a pint of water and use as compress over inflamed joints. It is also a good addition to massage oils. Blend with lavender, sage, or rosemary essential oil for added benefits.

Thyme essential oil is an excellent expectorant. Use in chest rubs and poultices when treating bronchitis. Add hyssop or peppermint essential oil for best results.Thyme essential oil is used to fight infection. In aromatherapy, it is used to strengthen the mind and calm the emotions. Thyme essential oil is cleansing and can be used as a disinfectant. It blends well with bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lavender, rosemary, juniper, and pine.