Thyme originates from the Mediterranean basin, and it is a mint famly member.
As indicated by Christine Ruggeri, CHHC:
“The oldest Egyptian medical text, known as Ebers Papyrus, goes back to 1550 B.C., and it records the healing abilities of thyme. The antiquated Egyptians used thyme for embalming, and the old Greeks used it in their temples and baths, they trusted that it expedited feelings of courageousness.
In the European Middle Ages, thyme was set underneath pillows to aid rest and avoid bad dreams, the herb was likewise laid on boxes during the funerals since it was believed that it gave a safe passage to the following life.”
It has a herbaceous, strong,rich aroma, and the name is gotten from the Greek word “thymos” which actually means “to perfume”.
Mrs. Ruggeri includes:
“Since the thyme plant is developed in numerous situations, atmospheres, and soils, there are more than 300 types with various chemotypes. In spite of the fact that they all appear to be identical, the compound arrangement is diverse alongside the comparing medical advantages. The main constituents of thyme fundamental oil normally incorporate carvacrol, thymol,beta-caryophyllene, borneol, linalool, alpha-terpinene, para-cymene, beta-pinene, camphene, alpha-pinene, and alpha-thujone.”
Depending on the area where the plant grows in, these compound segments of the oil refined from the plant vary. For tenderfoots, Linalool ct. Thymus vulgaris is the best oil choice, since it isn’t cruel for the skin, and can be unreservedly utilized by the children and elderly. Other popular oils are thymus vulgaris ct. thymol, thymus vulgaris c.t carvacrol, and thymus vulgaris ct. thujanol.
Here are some of the properties of the most widely recognized thyme chemotypes, explained in an article published in The Truth About Cancer site:
Thymus Vulgaris ct Thujanol
Around 50% thujanol, this chemotype is known to help the immune system. It is found for the most part in the wild, referred to usually as Sweet Thyme.
Thymus Vulgaris ct 1,8 Cineole
Is 80 to 90 % cineole, with an intriguing number of benefits. It is a very powerful diuretic (boosts the expulsion of urine), expectorant (phlegm releaser), and has powerful analgesic properties.
Thymus Vulgaris ct Carvacrol
Between 30 to 80 % carvacrol (depends when it’s harvested), it additionally has powerful antioxidant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Thymus Vulgaris ct Linalool
One of the gentlest thyme chemotypes, it regularly develops at high altitudes and has powerful anti-parasitic and antifungal properties.
Thymus Vulgaris ct Thymol
Between 60 to 70 % thymol, this chemotype has powerful amtiseptic properties. It has very powerful pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Thyme oil has unbelievable antispasmodic, antiseptic, diuretic, antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties, so it supports the white blood cell formation, eliminates micrbes, strengthens the immune system, and detoxifies the body.
Thyme has various health benefits, like the following:
- This oil relieves from dry coughs and elevates the mucus secretion.
- It is a strong natural remedy in case of physical or psychological weakness, and relaxes the mind and the body, therefore use it to treat insomnia, depression, chronic fatigue, and it boosts the healing process after an ilness.
- It can fight against larygnitis, asthma, catarrah, sore throats, bronchitis, glu, colds, coughs and many respiratory infections.
- It is also a strong antibacterial, therefore it kills a lot of bacteria, like staphylococcus and cleanses the air from Proteus, cyptococcal, saphylococcus, and streptococcus.
- Also this oil boosts the blood circulation, therefore raising the blood pressure, improving concentration and memory, and accelerating the healing process.
Also this wonderful essential oil, is offering many other medicinal properties, like:
- You can use a 1 percent solution as an antibacterial spray for the fresh produce.
- Adda few drops of the oil in your bath to treat weak or irregular menstruation.
- Wash your face with it, it treats warts and acne.
- In order to treat alopecia, mix cedar wood, rosemary, and lavender in a mixture of grape seed and jojoba oil, and then massage your scalp with it.
- Consuming this oil on regular basis, improves the DHA amount (an omega-3 fat acid, known as docosahexaenoic acid) in our brain, cell membranes in our heart and our kidneys.
- Fights against urinary tract and bladder infections.
- Eliminates urinary tract and bladder infections.
- Mix together, grapefruit, rosemary, lavender, lemon, and pine oil to protect yourself from skin irritations.
- Use this oil as a hair tonic to improve the appearance and the health of your hair.
- To relieve from stings, insect bites and Athlete’s foot, dilute it and then topically add it on the affected area.
- Use this oil as a natural hand sanitizer, as a hot compress, in order to soothe gout, sports injuries, muscular pains, sprains, sciatica and rheumatic pain.