You need a powerful virus and bacteria fighter when you’re getting sick. Thymol is the strongest variety of thyme, making this hydrosol a good choice to get the great therapeutic benefits of the oil in a less harsh solution. The instructions in our “How to Use” section give ideas for using it to combat viral or bacterial illnesses or to make a tonic that may help keep illness and infection at bay. And its intense hot flavor makes it a savory addition to soups, stews, lamb, or vegetarian dishes.
Plant Parts: Flowers, Leaves
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Chemical Family: Phenols
Country of Origin:
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Sharp, Warm and penetrating herbal (unmistakably thyme-like!) aroma, with woody, spicy, and tobacco-like notes
Note Classification: Top, Middle
Acne, impetigo, dermal infections: Use as a steam or wash with it daily—dilute it for broken skin so it doesn’t burn.
Cankers, mouth ulcers: Take 5 ml and hold in your mouth around canker or ulcer, spit out after 60 to 90 seconds; repeat 5–6 times a day
Dog skin conditions like bites, cuts, sores: Wash with a 70% solution, and add two tablespoons to rinse after shampooing.
Fatigue: Add to bath to stimulate circulation.
Flus, colds, respiratory or gastrointestinal infections: Take 1 tablespoon of a 60:40 hydrosol-to-water blend (add honey if desired) every hour up until 6 pm, especially when symptoms are most severe.
Preventative for infection and to boost immune system: Blend 30 ml thyme with 30 ml melissa in a liter of water and drink over three to four days a week.
Skin sores, boils, wounds: Apply as a compress as needed.
Sore throat, tonsillitis, laryngitis, throat infections: Gargle with it or use it as a mouthwash as strong as you can bear, 2 or 3 times a day.
No known safety concerns.