Thyme is an evergreen perennial shrub. There are over 300 varieties. The essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of the fresh or partly dried flowering tops and leaves.
INCI: Thymus vulgaris
ESSENCE: Deep and spiritual. Thyme is a middle note and is considered to be a warm stimulating oil.
EFFECTS: Thyme essential oil is an intellectual and mental stimulant that can benefit those suffering from mental fatigue, nervous depression and stress. Thyme is said to increase the flow of Qi.
THERAPY: Thyme oil is antiseptic and expectorant, and may be useful for cold conditions involving weakness, chronic fatigue syndrome and shallow breathing. It is also recommended for all infections as it stimulates the production of white blood corpuscles. Thyme essential oil is a digestive stimulant and can promote appetite and relieve flatulence.
PRECAUTIONS: Highly irritating to the skin. Do not use if you have hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure or during pregnancy.