Thyme Essential Oils
Thyme essential oils come in both red and white – much like fine wine. Both have a relatively thin consistency and are derived through steam distillation from the leaves of the plant. White thyme is described as having a warm, herbaceous, and spicy scent. Red has an aroma that is both warming and sharply medicinal as well as woody. Both red and white combine well with essential oils such as pine, rosemary, lavender, lemon, grapefruit, and bergamot. In general, thyme essential oils exhibit properties as a tonic, stimulant, insecticide, hypertensive, expectorant, diuretic, bacterial, antiseptic, antirheumatic, and an anti-spasmodic substance, and much, much more. All in all, what this means for users of these essential oils is that they have numerous uses and health benefits seemingly beyond belief.
Overall Benefits of Thyme Essential Oils
- Act as excellent antiseptic to fight against infections in sores and to safeguard wounds
- Provide free radical reduction which would otherwise be associated with aging
- For skin treatments, may remove spots and scars
- May lessen heart stress and help to reduce high blood pressure
- Help to remove toxins from the body by increasing urination
- May provide some relief from symptoms of gout, arthritis, and rheumatism
- Assist in the elimination of gas
- Be helpful in reducing coughs and curing chest infections
Uses for Thyme Essential Oils
In some individuals, these essential oils have reportedly been useful in the fight against certain types of cancers. As well as an antidepressant, some have found that these essential oils can act as memory boosters. They have also been used to combat laryngitis and treat animal bites, dermatitis, athlete’s foot, and eczema. They may help reduce symptoms of bronchitis and sinusitis and have been used by some to successfully eliminate body odor and bad breath.
Individuals that suffer from blood pressure abnormalities should seek the advice of their doctor before using this product. The use of these essential oils should also be avoided during pregnancy without the prior approval of a physician.