Thyme Thymol (ECOCERT)
Familiar to most as a common seasoning for cooking, this Thyme oil is often referred to as Red Thyme. It may cause irritation to the skin. It is distilled from the leaves and tops and has a warm, herbaceous, pungent, and spicy aroma. It is used for all types of infections. The high thymol content encourages expectoration and its warming effect reduces excesses of phlegm and mucous. During World War I, it was used as a disinfectant in the hospitals. This chemotype has 60% to 70% thymol giving it the strong antiseptic property. It is an effective agent against nasty bacterial strains. It can be used to uplift the mood and enhance mental stamina. In ancient times it was thought to instill the virtues of strength, energy, and bravery.