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Thyme, Sweet (Thymus vulgaris)

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Sweet Thyme, also known as Thyme Linalool is a common herb in the mint family, and commonly used for cooking, potpourri and aromatherapy. Thyme Linalool (vs thyme thymol) is more gentle and safe whereas the Thyme Thymol can be more potent antibacterial oil. 

It is often diffused to aid in respiration and digestion or to help ward off seasonal illness. It can also provide a much-needed boost to the immune system after a hospital stay or antibiotic treatment.

Botanical Family, Origin & Extraction: Labiatae (mint); France; Steam distilled from leaves, stems and flowers

Properties: Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, cardio-tonic, neuro-tonic and uterotonic

Body Systems Affected: Respiratory system, skin

Aromatic Influence: Thyme linalool has a woody, herbaceous scent and often diffused helps supply energy in times of physical weakness

Other Possible Uses: This oil is a general tonic for the nerves and stomach. It may also help with bacterial infections, colds, circulation, depression, digestion, physical weakness and illness, flu, headaches, immunological functions, insomnia, rheumatism, urinary infections, viruses along the spine, and wounds

Note: This chemotype is said to be the best suited to kill bacteria, relieve discomfort in stomach or gut (candida, parasites), and nervous fatigue. It is non-irritating, especially for children, elderly, and the infirm

Historical Uses: It was used by the Egyptians for embalming and by the ancient Greeks against infectious illnesses. It has also been used for respiratory problems, digestive complaints, the prevention and treatment of infection, dyspepsia, chronic gastritis, bronchitis, pertussis, asthma, laryngitis, tonsillitis, and enuresis in children

French Medicinal Uses: Anthrax, asthma, bronchitis, colitis (infectious), cystitis, dermatitis, dyspepsia, fatigue (general), pleurisy, psoriasis, sciatica, tuberculosis, vaginal candida

Blends With: Bergamot, cedarwood, juniper, melaleuca (tea tree), oregano, and rosemary

Directions for Use: Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for internal consumption fy the FDA (21CFR182.20)*

  • Dilute one drop of basil oil in 1 teaspoon of honey or 4 oz of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk)
  • Use 6-8 drops in a diffuser of your choice
  • Apply diluted to temples, tip of nose, flex points, and/or directly on area of concern
  • May also be added to food or water as a dietary supplement (1-2 drops)

Safety Considerations

  • Because this thyme oil is "linalool type", it is safe for use on the skin and with children. Other varieties of thyme oil can contain large amounts of thymol and carvacrol, making them somewhat toxic, irritating to the mucous membranes, and dermal (skin) irritants. While this type of thyme may be used during pregnancy, the other types should absolutely be avoided
  • Use thyme, linalool type with caution when dealing with high blood pressure
  • Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes
  • Do not apply undiluted to skin as it may irritate sensitive skin (test area first)
  • The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe
  • Avoid during pregnancy and while nursing
  • Not for use by people with epilepsy
  • You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis
  • Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem
  • Stop using this product if you suspect an allergic reaction

GC/MS Report: The analysis of our Thyme batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Thymus vulgaris. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in the GC/MS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced on the date of analysis

*Mockingbird Apothecary does not recommend ingestion of essential oils