Thyme, (Thymus vulgaris) Essential Oil

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Thyme, Red Oil

Botanical binomial: Thymus vulgaris

Family: Lamiaceae

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Country of Origin: Tunisia

Part of plant used in production: Leaf and flower

Methods of production: Steam distillation

Description: Red Thyme is an evergreen shrub with blooming pink-red flowers.
Characteristics: A middle note with a warm, spicy-herbaceous, powerful aroma.
Properties: Anti-spasmodic, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant tonic and vermifuge substance.
Constituents: alpha-Thujone, alpha-Pinene, Camphene, beta-Pinene, Para Cymene, alpha-Terpinene, Linalool, Borneol, beta-Caryophyllene, Thymol and Carvacrol.
Uses: Thyme red oil acts as a memory booster and an antidepressant. It helps to increase concentration and helps to cure sinusitis, bronchitis, anorexia, cellulite, eczema, athletes foot, dermatitis, insect and animal bites.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon balm, Marjoram, Peru balsam, Pine, Rosemary, and Tea tree.
Interesting Facts: The name has two possible Greek origins. The first being thymon which means to fumigate. This comes from herb being used as an incense. The second is thumon meaning courage. Thyme was associated with bravery.
Safety: For topical uses only, dilute before use. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth.