Thyme derives from wild thyme which grows in abundance throughout southern Europe. Thyme has a long, ancient history of medical, food and perfumery use.
It has a rather sweet, yet strongly herbal smell and is reddish-brown to amber in color.
The therapeutic properties of thyme oil are antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge.
Caution USE WITH CARE. A very potent oil and one of the strongest antiseptics, toxicity is possible with prolonged use of thyme. In some people skin irritation may occur therefore using in burners or other forms of inhalation are often preferable to a bath. Do not use if you have high blood pressure.DO NOT USE IN PREGNANT