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Thyme Essential Oil

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Thyme is a well-known spice used in cooking. It’s a pungent spice, and like the essential oil, a little goes a long way. Thyme is used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of respiratory concerns and sore throats.

Name of Oil:  Thyme

Latin Binomial:  Thymus vulgaris

Extraction Method:  Steam, CO2

Countries of Origin:  South Africa

Scent Profile:  Herbaceous, pungent

Parts used in distillation:  Herb

Oil Characteristics:  Pale yellow, medium thickness, strong aroma

Cultivation:  Certified Organic

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Arthritis, cuts, colds, insect bites, respiratory concerns, oily skin and sore throat.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Despondency.

History

Herb was associated with bravery – was used byancient warriors before heading off to battle

Chemical Constituents

a-thujone, a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene,p-cymene, a-terpinene, linalool, borneol, b-caryophyllene, thymol, carvacrol, geraniol

Safety & References

Safety Data:May inhibit blood clotting

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 


The Complete Book of Essential Oils &Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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