Name Thyme oil, ct. linalool, France
Thyme is a common herb and is generally used as a condiment or spice. Besides that, thyme is also used in herbal and domestic medicines. It is botanically known as Thymus vulgaris.
Category Essential Oils
Species Thymus vulgaris L., fam. Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Method Steam Distillation
The medicinal properties of thyme come mainly from its essential oils which are extracted through steam distillation of fresh flowers and leaves.
Thyme essential oil is known for benefiting the circulatory system, heart, digestive system, nervous system, muscles, and skin, as well as boosting immunity. Because thyme oil is anti-spasmodic, it helps relax your arteries and veins, lowering blood pressure and stress to your heart.
The health benefits of thyme essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antispasmodic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrizant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic, and a vermifuge substance.