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.
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.
Botanical Name : Thymus vulgaris
Country of Origin : Algeria, Tunis
Solubility : Soluble in alcohol & oil, insoluble in water
PlantPart : Leaves
Color & Odor : sweet, yet strongly herbal smell and is reddish-brown to amber in color
Specific Gravity : 0.914 @ 72°F
Optical Rotation : +1.33
Refractive Index : 1.5008 @ 72°F
Flash Point : 131 ° F
Storage & Handling : Store in tightly sealed, preferably full container. Protect from heat and light
Storage Temperature : Ambient 10½C - 32½C
Extraction Method : Supercritical CO2 Extraction