Thyme Oil


Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris)


    Thyme oil has a number of healing benefits that make it useful for aromatherapy. The medicinal actions of thyme are attributed to its phenol content. This phenol content is in a moderate amount in white thyme oil and is thus better for use in aromatherapy.

Thyme oil is well-known for its antiseptic properties and is useful against a variety of bacterial and viral infections. The best way to use thyme oil is through a vaporizer. This way minute oil molecules dispersed from the vaporizer can easily enter the bloodstream and can be transported throughout the body. Thus, it is useful in combatting of pulmonary, intestinal as well as urinary infections. The warming effects of this oil also aid blood circulation, thus improving oxygen and nutrient delivery to different body parts.

Adding a few drops of thyme oil to hot water and inhaling this vapour helps clear up airway passages. This is because thyme oil has an expectorant action, clearing out the mucus from the lungs and throat. Thyme oil is also known to strengthen the nervous system and has proven effective in aiding memory and concentration levels.

The health benefits of Thyme essential oil can be attributed to its properties like anti spasmodic, anti rheumatic, anti septic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge.

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 oil which is 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.

*Other Benefits: Acts as a memory booster and anti depressant and helps to concentrate and helps cure sinusitis, bronchitis, anorexia, cellulite, eczema, athlete’s foot, dermatitis, insect and animal bites, stings, laryngitis, pharyngitis and other infections. Can be used to keep off bad breath and body odor.

Few Words of Caution: It can be irritant, hypertensive (increases blood pressure) and sensitizing. It should be avoided in pregnancy. It may cause allergy in some cases.

Blending: The Essential Oil of Thyme blends well with essential oils of Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary and Pine. Blending: The Essential Oil of Thyme blends well with essential oils of Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary and Pine.

Disclaimer: The information presented herein  is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

Facial Cleansers
Facial Exfoliants, Scrubs, & Polishes
Facial Moisturizers & Creams
Facial Masques & Treatments
Eye Care
Facial Massage Oils

Body Moisturizers and Toners
Body Bath Products
Hand, Feet, & Nail Products
Massage Oils
Body Butters
Sore Muscle & Joint Treatment

Hair Shampoo & Conditioner
Hair Treatment

Herbal Oil
Carrier & Exotic Oil
Essential Oils

All Products
Facial Care
Body Care
Hair Care
Baby Care
Herbal Teas
Information Library
About Us
e-mail me