Latin name: Thymus vulgaris
Country of origin: France
Part of the plant: Leaves and flowering tops (dried or partially dried)
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: Terpinene, p-cymene, linalol, thymol
Properties: Antibacterial, antirheumatic, stimulant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, expectorant, antimicrobial, antifungal, disinfectant.
Physical uses: Infections (bacterial, viral, fungal), bronchitis, coughs, tonsillitis, muscle aches, muscle spasms, poor circulation, immune support.
Skin care uses: Infections (bacterial, viral, fungal), oily skin, blemishes, warts, small wounds, dandruff, scalp tonic.
Psychological uses: Nervous exhaustion, stress, mental fatigue, mental fog.
Subtle uses: Clears energy blocks. Promotes self-confidence. Focuses the mind.
Notes: Use Thyme, ct. linalol highly diluted. Avoid during pregnancy and nursing.
*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary. Essential 3 offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.
Which One to Choose – Thyme, ct. thymol or Thyme, ct. linalool
Thyme, ct. linalol has a fresh, herbaceous, spicy, slightly sweet aroma. Thyme, ct. thymol has a sharp, woody-spicy, herbaceous, warm aroma. They are both highly anti-infectious and good immune stimulants. Thymol is stronger and more stimulating. Care must be taken with its use. Linalol is gentler and the best choice for use on the skin.