Thyme – Linalol Type Essential Oil

Thymus Zygis Spain

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Thyme essential oil is a clear, pale liquid with a sweet green, fresh, milder scent than Red Thyme. A highly penetrating oil, it is an easy breather, helping to unblock respiratory passages and support the body’s systems during viral infections. Also known to be good for cellulitis and sports injuries.

Latin Name
Thymus Zygis
Family
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Note
Middle
Extraction
Essential oil by water or steam distillation from the fresh or partially dried leaves and flowering tops.
Constituents
Thymol, carvacrol, cymene, terpinene, camphene, borneol among others.
Origin
Spain

This evergreen perennial shrub can grow up to 45 cm in height, with a woody root system, much-branched stem, small elliptical greenish gray aromatic leaves and pale purple or white flowers.

History

One of the earliest medicinal plants employed throughout the Mediterranean region. The ancient Greeks used it to fumigate against infectious illness and as incense in their temples . It was also used by the ancient Egyptians in the embalming process.