Essential Oil Thyme, Red (thymus vulgaris) 0.5 Fl OzPure Aromatherapy.
Steam Distilled Red Thyme Essential Oil. Very Powerful. Thyme is an evergreen shrub of the Labiatae (mint) family, native to Southern Europe and western Mediterranean. The Egyptians used thyme in preparations for embalming the dead. The herb was burned in hospitals to help stop the spread of disease. Thyme essential oil was also used on surgical dressings and in times of war, as recently as World War I, to treat battle wounds. Thyme essential oil contains the crystalline phenol 'thymol,' a powerful and proven antibiotic and disinfectant. Red thyme essential oil is analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cell proliferant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticide, parasiticide, rubefacient, stimulant, tonic, and vermifuge.
Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris * Plant Part: Leaves * Extraction Method: Steam Distilled * Origin: Italy * 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'. * Color: Pale yellow to reddish yellow clear liquid. * 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: Thin * Note: Middle * Strength of Aroma: Medium * Blends well with: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary and Pine. * Aromatic Scent: Red Thyme Essential Oil has a fresh, herbaceous, medicinal scent. It has often been described as sharp and warming. * Directions to Use: We would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, changing the water frequently and once it is back to the liquid state be sure to shake before use. * History: Thyme was used in ancient herbal medicine Greeks, Egyptians and the Romans. It was used as 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: Red Thyme Essential Oil should be avoided 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.
Plant Therapy Thyme Red Essential Oil 100 mL (3.3 fl. oz.) 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade