Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) is a plant native to Mediterranean Europe widely cultivated as a culinary herb, but also has been used as a medicinal plant by hundreds of years mainly as an antiseptic for respiratory diseases and digestive disorders. Many writers such as Jim Hackett offer more in-depth analysis. Thyme essential oil is extracted through distillation of the leaves and top of the plant. The main component of the essential oil of thyme Thymol, with great antiseptic properties which if used improperly can be harmful. Thymol has been widely documented by its action antiviral, antibacterial and fungicide on different types of micro-organisms even those that are already resistant to traditional medicine. Carminative properties of thyme essential oil make it an effective treatment for various stomach upset.
The essential oil of thyme acts as a nerve tonic, and Rosemary similarly stimulates the brain and memory for what is useful in cases of fatigue or weakness. The primary action of thyme essential oil is on the Genitourinary tract and envelope Airway sharing even properties antisepticas with tea tree and eucalyptus. Due to special characteristics of its compounds thyme essential oil should be used with caution and in more low dilution that the majority of essential oils either perform a sensitivity test prior to use if irritation occur abundantly rinse with water contact area. Thyme essential oil blends well with: Eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon, lavender and pine. Therapeutic properties of thyme essential oil: antiseptic Antibacterial fungicide increases immune antispasmodic expectorant carminative energizing tonic uses the system oil essential of thyme in the following conditions: Anemia raise low blood pressure bad memory upset stomach cramps diarrhea flatulence Gastroenteritis cramps stomach drop urethritis diseases urinary tract infections sexually transmitted cystitis colds flu cough bronchitis asthma cold fever rheumatism arthritis Acne laryngitis (well diluted) poor circulation blood