Latin name: Thymus vulgaris – thymol.
Family name: Labiatae.
Country or Region: Spain.
Growing Practice: Wild crafted.
Thyme is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops and is a light red to amber colored oil. It has an intense herb-medicinal odor. Thyme was used by ancient Greeks to disinfect air and inhibit infectious diseases. Some traditional uses: To heal colds, bronchitis, for relieving muscle aches and pains, to aid concentration and memory, for relieving fatigue and said to heal anthrax. Its main chemical components are: Thymol, carvacrol, cymene, terpinene, camphene, borneol, linalol.
Blends with: bergamot, lemon, rosemary, lavender and sweet marjoram.
Warnings: Avoid use if pregnant or with high blood pressure. Avoid in baths as it is a mucous membrane and dermal irritant. Use in moderation and dilute properly before use.