Known and used during the early Greek and Roman empires, Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is native to the Mediterranean region. In ancient Greece, thyme was burned as incense in temples. While the Secret Society Republicans from France used branches of thyme to summon its members to their meetings. Thyme is said to be the favorite herb of fairies and Shakespeare supported it in his writings.
Like the other well-known incense Frankincense, Thyme’s vapors kill microbes and thereby help to keep not only a fragrant atmosphere, but a healthy one.
A gentle yet effective age-old remedy, thyme has the capacity to help soothe irritated bronchial tubes, kill microbes that cause bronchitis, whooping cough and asthma. Aids the expectoration of accumulated mucus, and get you on the road to wellness.
Certified Organic Thyme Essential oil may help to control the growth of bacteria and is a digestive stimulant. It is an intestinal antiseptic, making it helpful when treating gastric infections.
While Clove Bud keeps your mouth fresh, Thyme is excellent when used against mouth and throat infections, especially when used as an inhalation. It is a common ingredient in mouthwash. Thyme is also a popular ingredient in natural deodorants.
What may be Thyme’s most valuable gift is its ability to stimulate the body’s production of white blood cells, thereby strengthening the body’s resistance to invading organisms. Thyme is on your side.
Thyme can be mentally stimulating and helps concentration. It is uplifting especially when fatigued, or when recovering from illness.
When mixed in with a hand wash, Thyme is an active ingredient in some alcohol-free hand sanitizers (actually, stronger than many washes used in hospitals)
Mold is a common, yet potentially dangerous air pollutant that can lurk in your home. Essential oil of thyme and thymol holds many fungicidal properties. Research suggests that it can be used as a disinfectant in dwellings where there is a low concentration of mold.
Thymol is also an ingredient of many pesticides — both outdoor and indoor — it is commonly used to rid bacteria and viruses, most commonly mosquitoes and other unwanted animal pests (mice, rats).
Properties: Antifungal, Anti-Infectious, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Diuretic, Immune system booster.
Ways to use:
Diffuser: Add to your diffuser, should be used in a large room, to stimulate concentration.
Massage: Use 2 drops with 15 ml unscented massage oil base
Mouthwash: Diluted as a mouthwash or as a gargle, thyme oil can help with gum infections and tonsillitis.
Insect Repellent: Mix 4 drops of thyme oil to every teaspoon of olive oil, or mixing five drops for every 2 ounces of water.
** Precautions** Do not use on children. Do not use in people with high blood pressure. Avoid during pregnancy. Mucous membrane irritant always, do a test patch first. This is a powerful oil, use with care.
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