Thyme Organic Essential Oil

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Thyme Organic Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Plant Part: Herb
Extraction Method: CO2
Origin: Spain 

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.

Color: Reddish Brown to Orange

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.

Consistency: Light to Medium

Note: Middle

Strength of Aroma: Medium to Strong

Blends Well With: Red Thyme essential oil blends particularly well with Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary and Pine.
Aromatic Scent: Red Thyme has a fresh, herbaceous, medicinal scent. It has often been described as sharp and warming.

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.
Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.

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