|Latin Name:||Thymus vulgaris linalol|
Description:The earliest recorded use of Thyme was 3000 b.c. in Sumeria. Aware of its antibacterial and antiviral properties, The Sumerians used Thyme as an antiseptic. Ancient Egyptians also used Thyme in their mummification processes by adding it to their embalming fluid. Popular in culinary use, Thyme is still prominent in today’s world as an additive to foods and in aromatherapy.
Thyme ct. Linalol is a perennial herb growing on average 12” high. It has a woody stem with slightly woolly leaves and pink flowers. The tops and leaves of the plant are used in distillation to create an essential oil with a watery consistency. The aroma of Thyme can be described as a penetrating odor with top notes that are herbal, medicinal and sweet.
In aromatherapy, Thyme is noted to be a treatment for: bacterial and viral infections, fungicide, warts, arthritis, abscesses and boils, eczema, psoriasis and is a digestive stimulant. The presence of carvacrol and thymol in the essential oil possess strong antioxidant properties.
Contraindications: Thyme linalol can sting and cause irritation on those with sensitive skin.