The main properties of the essential oil of thyme

Antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiputreffativo, antiparasitic, astringent, anthelmintic, antioxidant, antispasmodic, carminative, not fermentative, anticatarrale, expectorant, diuretic, balancing, stimulant, hypertensive, tonic, hepatic, rubefacient.

The most common uses of the essential oil of thyme

The essence of thyme is useful in case of infections of respiratory tract and urinary tract. For the antispasmodic action and anticatarrale is the pier effective in the treatment of all diseases from cooling, even in the forms infectious: influenza, bronchitis, sore throat, cough, colds. The essential oil of thyme also helps digestion and the expulsion of intestinal gas; exerts action antifermentativa on the stomach and antiputrefattiva on the intestine. Excellent tonic, the essential oil of thyme stimulates all the functions in the psycho-physical organism. Combats fatigue and stimulates circulation. Fighting the intestinal parasites, the thymus is able to stimulate or calm depending on the needs of the organism. She then has a tonic effect for all those individuals who need it, such as the convalescent, but has calming effects when the need arises, by favouring for example the sleep.
The essential oil of thyme strengthens the memory and brain activity, combats anxiety and insomnia. Thyme is also useful in rheumatic, pain in the joints, gout and sciatica. Its antimicrobial properties make it an essence that is valid for the healing of sores, wounds, eczema, inflammation, rashes, dermatitis, mouth ulcers and stomatitis.

Some modes of use of the essential oil of thyme

- In case of coughing and poor digestion: take 2-3 drops of essential oil of thyme per day, putting it in a teaspoon of honey, until improvement.
- In the case of asthma, bronchitis, or other airway obstruction: a drop of the essence into the appropriate speaker facilitates breathing.
- In the case of colds: rub the arch of the foot with a drop of essential oil of thyme in a few drops of vegetable oil, after a foot bath with hot water.

Precautions of use

The essential oil of red thyme, the serpolino (thymus serpyllum) and the oils of type “thymol” and “carvacrol” contain rather high quantities of phenols, toxic (carvacrol and thymol). They can irritate the mucous membranes and the skin and cause sensitization. Use sparingly, only at low dilutions. It is preferable to avoid the use in pregnancy. The thyme cedrato and the type of “linalool” are generally less toxic, do not irritate and cause minor effects awareness.