Wild Thyme Essential Oil
The genus Thymus belongs to the plant family Labiatae. Labiatae family members are easily hybridized. That is, there is interbreeding of different species, making it difficult to define species and subspecies. Thyme is probably the aromatic plant with the most diverse range of chemotypes .
The thyme genera used commercially in Turkey, all of which belong to the Lamiaceae family, are Origanum, Thymbra, Coridothymus, Satureja and Thymus .
Thymus serpyllum, known by the common name of “Wild Thyme”, native to the Palearctic realm of Europe and Asia. It can be found growing on sandy-soiled heaths, rocky outcrops, hills and sand banks. Wild Thyme essential oil is obtained as a result of steam distillation of the tops and leaves of Thymus serpyllum L. Wild Thyme essential oil contains important compounds such as p-Cymen, Thymol, Carvacrol, Pinenes and sesquiterpenes. This essential oil may also contain a very high amount of the phenolic phenolic monoterpenoids such as carvacrol. Carvacrol has been reported to possess antifungal, antibacterial, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antimicrobial, cytotoxic, antioxidant activities [3,4].
Wild Thyme essential oil may be applied via inhalation or topically. Before using this essential oil, carefully read Warning & Safety Requirements.
To apply to the skin, do not use undiluted essential oils on your skin.
Used topically, Wild Thyme essential oil helps to promote blood circulation. This essential oil can help in relieving the pain of arthritis, muscle and joint pains. Since It has potent antibacterial and antifungal properties, It can be used to treat wounds and skin infections.
Used in aromatherapy, Wild Thyme Essential Oil can improve the efficiency of the respiratory tract and also can help purify the air.
Try adding it to a bath or diffuser as aromatherapy, or combining with different essential oils to strengthen its effect.
Warning & Safety Requirements:
Store oils in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children.