Thyme has been used since ancient times as a natural medicine, both to treat illnesses and wounds and also to ward off sickness.
Red or White Thyme Oil: There are two types of thyme oil - Red Thyme essential oil and White Thyme oil. They have very similar therapeutic properties, although some suggest that white thyme can help cultivate courage.
Emotional Stimulant: Bravery aside, thyme is a powerful stimulant, strengthening the nerves, improving mental clarity, boosting energy and warming the body (actually, that probably would make you feel more courageous!)
Immune Fighter: It's also a powerful antibacterial, antiviral cleanser, as well as an immune stimulant.
Breathing: Thyme has real affinity for the respiratory tract, and any illness such as colds, flu, bronchitis, whooping (or other) cough and asthma can be eased by using an inhalation of thyme oil.
Blend a drop each of thyme and eucalyptus with a couple of drops of lemon oil and use in a diffuser or steam inhalation for potent lung relief and killed germs.
Acne: Thyme is a natural astringent and can be added at very low dilutions to acne remedies. Use caution though, because thyme can really irritate the skin and mucus membranes. It will burn your eyes!
I once put 1 drop in my bath and got a hot, prickling rash all over my legs. It stung for hours!
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Thymus vulgaris (red thyme) or Thymus zygis (white thyme)
Thyme is an evergreen perennial shrub that grows up to 45 cm (18 inches) high, small greenish-gray aromatic leaves and pale purple or white flowers.
Thyme oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops.
Hot, intense, sharp, strongly herbal scent.
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Thyme oil's strong middle note blends well with:
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