Plant origin, natural properties, and common uses of Thyme essential oil Thymus vulgaris

About it...

Botanical name: Thymus vulgaris

Family: Lamiaceae


Harvested: Croatia - Mediterranean Basin

Parts used: flowering stems, leaves

Extraction method: steam distillation

Major components of the oil: thymol, carvacrol, borneol, camphene, alpha and beta-pinene, alpha-terpineol, p-cymene, beta-caryophyllene, linalool

... The list of specific substances in the plant and their activities


Traditional uses:

Used by the Egyptians to embalm mummies, Thyme essential oil, as an antiseptic, is found in all directions over the ages, before the advent of antibiotics. And that to treat all kinds of ailments in which infections are present.


The natural components of the essential oil of thyme give it antiseptic, bactericidal, insecticidal, insect repelling and anthelmintic properties.


Used for its properties in:


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