Thyme Oil (Red)
Thymus vulgaris is a gramineous plant that grows widely in southern Europe. This plant is generally known as thyme.The thyme plant is a small perennial plant. This plant is made up of many woody stems that are covered with tiny hairs. Thyme essential oil is extracted from the leaf of the thyme plant with steam distilled method. Thyme has been used for its medicinal effects for thousands of years. Its culinary and cosmetic applications have impacted the industry not only as a flavour or aroma ingredient but also as an antimicrobial, antioxidant, antitussive, spasmolytic, and antitumoral ingredient. he importance of thyme essential oil, extracts, and components relies on these technological and physiological functionalities for the food, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries.
Thyme oil contains several compounds that have health benefits. These compounds include carvacrol, thymol, linalool, cineol, camphor, borneol. Thymol is a highly aromatic monoterpene phenol that has been extensively studied for its antimicrobial properties. It has been shown to combat various strains of bacteria and fungi, viruses, parasites, and insects. Carvacrol, also a monoterpene phenol, exudes a warm, sharp, acrid odor. Like Thymol, it displays antifungal and antibacterial properties. Both Thymol and Carvacrol have been observed to show antioxidant and antitussive effects.
Used in aromatherapy, Thyme Oil serves as a tonic and displays a strengthening effect on both the body and the mind. Inhaling its penetrating fragrance can be useful during times of stress, fatigue, fear, or grief. Used topically and in cosmetics, Thyme Oil is ideally suited for those with oily skin or acne. Its antimicrobial properties help to clear the skin, diminish texture issues, and achieve a more even, radiant complexion. Used medicinally, Thyme Oil has been used as a remedy for a vast range of ailments from wounds and infections to high blood pressure. It is believed to act as a stimulant to all bodily systems, encouraging biological processes to work optimally and healthily. Thyme Oil is also reputed to boost the immune system and therefore contribute to overall health and well-being.