Thyme essential oil has a strong effect on mental clarity and focus. It has warming qualities which make it very soothing for rheumatism and other aches and pains such as sciatica. Therapeutic properties include: anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge. It should always be diluted before use as it may cause skin irritations.
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Thyme is an evergreen perennial shrub that grows up to 45 cm (18 inches) in height. It has a woody root system with a multi-branched stem, small elliptical greenish-gray leaves and pale purple or white flowers. Thyme is derived from the Greek word thymos that means ‘perfume’. It was used in herbal medicines by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans, as incense in Greek temples, and in embalming by the Egyptians. During the Middle Ages it was given to jousting knights for courage, and a sprig of thyme was later carried into courtrooms to ward off diseases (as well as to freshen the air).
Cautions: For External Use ONLY. Red Thyme contains a high amount of toxic phenols (carvacrol and thymol) that can irritate mucus membranes, and must be diluted well before use. Avoid use if under the care of a physician.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a strong aroma, Red Thyme has a woody, medicinal scent described as both sharp and warming.
Steam Distilled from Morocco