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Thyme

Thyme
Product Code : VRIC2E0004028
Botanical Name Thymus vulgaris
Country of Origin Algeria, Tunis
Solubility Soluble in alcohol & oil, insoluble in water
Specific Gravity 0.914 @ 72°F
Optical Rotation +1.33
Refrective Index 1.5008 @ 72°F
PlantPart Leaves
Bland With Bergamot, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lavender, Pine, Rosemary.
CAS No 8007-46-3
Flash Point 131 ° F
Extraction Method Supercritical CO2 Extraction

Description

Thyme oil is extracted from Thymus vulgaris (also known as Thymus aestivus, T. ilerdensis & T. velantianus) of Labiatae family. Known by the common name of red thyme, it is extracted from fresh or partly dried flowering tops & leaves of plant by water/ steam distillation process. With yield being 0.7 -1.0 % and reddish-brown to amber in color, it has rather sweet, yet strongly herbal smell.

History

Thyme was used in ancient herbal medicine Greeks, Egyptians and the Romans. The ancient Greeks used it in their baths and burnt it as incense in their temples, believing that thyme was a source of courage. It was thought that the spread of thyme throughout Europe was thanks to the Romans as they used it to purify their rooms and to "give an aromatic flavor to cheese and liqueurs

Color & Aroma

Color : sweet, yet strongly herbal smell and is reddish-brown to amber in color,

Aroma : Thyme Essential Oil has a spicy, warm, herbaceous scent. It is very powerful and penetrating, with medicinal and green tones

Constituents

a-pinene, a-thujone, camphene, p-cymene, b-pinene, a-terpinene, borneol, linalool, b-caryophyllene, carvacrol, thymol.

Uses

Thyme oil helps in strengthening nerves, aiding memory & concentration as well as helping with feeling of exhaustion & in combating depression. It also helps in fortifying the lungs as well as helps with ailments like coughs, colds, asthma, sinusitis, laryngitis, catarrh, sore throats, whooping cough, tonsillitis. It is also beneficial to boost immune system as well as helps in fighting colds, flu, infectious diseases & chills. Further, as a urinary antiseptic, it is helpful for cystitis and urethritis. The warming effect of oil also helps in cases of poor circulation, arthritis, gout, rheumatism, muscular aches & pains, sport injuries & sprains. It is also helpful for cellulite, obesity, anorexia and edema as well as in cases of scanty periods, to speed up birth and leucorrhoea.

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