Thyme, Strong Provence Essential Oil
Latin name: Thymus vulgaris L.
Part of plant: Flowering
Aroma Character: Typical, sharp, hard, hot
Blends Well with: Bergamot, Geranium, Rosemary
Thyme, Strong Provence Properties: Important disinfectant; antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal; physically and emotionally stimulating and strengthening; stimulates circulation (particularly capillary vessels); promotes digestion; relieves coughs, expectorant; diuretic, stimulates bile production and drainage of gallbladder; raises blood pressure; vermifuge.
Thyme, Strong Provence Indications: Infections in throat-nose-ear area, respiratory tract, stomach-intestinal tract, and uro-genital system; asthenia, exhaustion. atony of the circulation and the digestion, anemia; joint and muscle rheumatism, gout; intestinal parasites, mycosis, skin ailments.
Thyme, Strong Provence Main Components: Thymol, p-cymene, gamma-terpinene, carvacrol.
Thyme, Strong Provence Contraindications, side effects: Irritates the skin and mucous membranes when applied externally due to phenol content (use the essential oil diluted 5 to 10% with plant oil).
Thyme, Strong Provence essential oil, is a very powerful antiseptic which should be used in moderation since it can cause irritation if used in too high a concentration. Before they went into battle, Roman soldiers would take a bath containing Thyme herb to promote bravery.