Oil Summary: Red thyme oil is extracted from the fresh or partly dried flowering tops and leaves of the plant by water or steam distillation. Red Thyme essential oil has strong antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and hypertensive properties, all which make it useful in treating a wide variety of illnesses and infections. It’s also one of the strongest natural antioxidants and has been used in medical practices to boost the immune system, promote joint and muscle health, and inspire respiratory wellness. Thyme is a common herb and is generally used as a condiment or spice. Besides that, thyme is also used in herbal and domestic medicines. The health benefits of thyme essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antispasmodic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge substance. Red thyme oil can also be used to treat disorders that are not directly related to bacteria on the skin. Eczema, for example, is a common skin condition that causes dry, red and itchy skin that, in severe circumstances, can blister or crack. The cause of Eczema can be due to poor digestion, toxins, immune deficiency or medicinal side effects. By promoting a healthy digestive system and boosting immunity, thyme is the perfect natural Eczema treatment. It also stimulates the elimination of toxins through sweating and urination; and, consequently, maintains the good health of the skin.
Odor and Appearance: A brown-red to orange-red liquid with a characteristic odor
Country of origin: Spain
Botanical name: Thymus Vulgaris
Contraindication: When taken as prescribed medication for short periods or consumed in reasonable food amounts, Thyme is safe for both adults and children. However, unregulated internal use can cause digestive disruptions such as the excessive passing of gas and diarrhea. Moderated doses of thyme oil are considered safe in the early stages of pregnancy, but later on, it’s advisable to seek expert advice. Because thyme increases blood circulation, anyone suffering from a bleeding disorder should avoid this essential oil. Thyme, especially when used in large amounts, will slow down blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding out. Thyme is mostly safe when used topically. However, perform a patch test to make sure you’re not allergic to any of the oil’s chemical ingredients