PORTRAIT

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.

ESSENTIAL FACTS

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

PROPERTIES

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Analgesic – An agent that relieves or diminishes pain.
  • Antibacterial – An agent that is capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
  • Antifungal — An agent capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of fungi.
  • Anti-inflammatory – Alleviates inflammation.
  • Anti-oxidant– An agent that inhibits oxidation.
  • Antiseptic – Assists in fighting germs/infections.
  • Antispasmodic —Relieves spasms of voluntary and involuntary muscles.
  • Antiviral – An agent that can destroy or inhibit the growth and reproduction of viruses.
  • Digestive – Increases functional activity of the digestive tract.
  • Germicidal – An agent that destroys germs or microorganisms.
  • Immunostimulant – Stimulates functioning of the immune system.
  • Rubefacient – Oil increases local blood circulation and can cause minor skin irritation, vasodilatation and local analgesic effect.
  • Stimulant – An agent that stimulates the physiological functions of the body.

HOW TO USE

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.

SAFETY

No known safety concerns.

 

 

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