Description: Red Thyme essential oil has strong antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and hypertensive properties, all which make it useful in treating a wide variety of illnesses and infections. It is also one of the strongest natural antioxidants and has been used in medical practices to boost the immune system, promote joint and muscle health, and inspire respiratory wellness.
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. The health benefits of thyme essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antispasmodic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge substance.
Thyme red essential oil is extracted from the fresh or partly dried flowering tops and leaves of the plant by water or steam distillation.
Botanical name : Thymus Vulgaris
Plant Part: Fresh or partly dried flowering tops and leaves of the plant
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Odor and Appearance : A brown-red to orange-red liquid with a characteristic odor
Country of origin : Spain
Main Constituents: Red Thyme essential oil include Thymus vulgaris ct. thymol, Thymus vulgaris ct. carvacrol, Thymus vulgaris ct. linalool, and others.
Common Uses: Thyme essential oil derived from Thymus vulgaris (common thyme) with a high concentration of thymol or other red-tinged chemotypes, here are some potential uses and benefits of Thyme essential oil in general:
Antimicrobial and Antiseptic Properties: Thyme essential oil is known for its strong antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, making it useful for disinfecting surfaces and promoting a clean environment.
Respiratory Support: Inhalation of Thyme essential oil vapor may help support respiratory health and ease symptoms associated with colds, coughs, and congestion.
Immune System Support: Thyme essential oil may help boost the immune system due to its antimicrobial properties.
Aromatherapy: The aromatic properties of Thyme essential oil can be uplifting, invigorating, and stimulating. It may help promote mental clarity and focus.
Natural Insect Repellent: Thyme essential oil can act as a natural insect repellent due to its strong aroma.
Pain Relief: Topical application of Thyme essential oil, when properly diluted, may help provide relief from minor pain and discomfort.
Skin Health: Thyme essential oil may have beneficial effects on the skin due to its antimicrobial properties.
Household Cleaning: Due to its potent antimicrobial properties, Thyme essential oil can be used in natural household cleaning products.
Note: Thyme essential oil is generally considered a top note.
Blend Well With: It generally blends well with other essential oils that have complementary aromas and properties. The essential oils are known to blend well with Thyme essential oil are Lemon, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Cypress.
Contraindications: Red Thyme essential oil is considered safe to use. Just like many other essential oils, it is wise to use this oil after dilution with a carrier oil, as it can be sensitive and irritating to the skin. Before you use Red Thyme essential oil on your skin, it is advisable that you conduct a patch test before making it a routine.
Do not use internally, unless directed by a physician. For pregnant women and nursing mothers, it is safe to consult first with your physician before using Red Thyme essential oil. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions.
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