Botanical Name : Thymus vulgaris
Common Name : Thymus vulgaris oil, Red thyme oil
CAS # :8007-46-3, F.E.M.A. : 3064
Plant Parts Used : Leaves
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation
Color & Odor : Reddish brown to orange liquid with fresh, medicinal, herbaceous aroma.
Thyme oil has a fresh, herbaceous, medicinal scent. It has often been described as sharp and warming.
Constituents & Specifications :
Thyme oil has various chemical compounds that include a-thujene, pinene, camphene, pinene, cymene, terpinene, linalool, borneol, caryophyllene, thymol, carvacrol.
Specific Gravity : 0.91100 - 0.91800 @ 25°C
Refractive Index : 1.48900 - 1.51000 @ 20°C
It has antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge properties.
Benefits & Uses :
Thyme oil used to treat colds, coughs and sore throats, nose and chest infections when used as an inhalation or as a mouthwash or gargle.
It helps in soothing and relaxation of skin and act as a compress.
This oils extensively used by manufacturing perfumers for scenting soaps.
It is used in flavouring stuffings, sauces, pickles, stews, soups, jugged hare, etc.
It is widely used perfume materials.