Thyme white essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops of the botanical species Thymus zygis L. belonging to the Lamiaceae family.
This specimen is mainly located in North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia) and in Mediterranean Europe.
Thyme is an evergreen, woody shrub with aromatic foliage that can reach up to 30 cm in height. The leaves of this specimen are really small, opposite and lanceolate. The flowers appear from mid-spring until well into the summer season and appear in terminal racemes, which are usually violet or purple, although they can also be white. They have recognized therapeutic values and are widely used as a condiment in Mediterranean cuisine.
Thyme is very easy to grow. It needs sun, grows well in all types of soils and is quite resistant to drought. The leaves are collected at any time of year to consume fresh. To dry, the flowery ends are collected, separating the leaves and flowers from the stems, when they are dry.
Thymus zygus L. is produced between the months of May to July.
The benefits of thyme white essential oil are as follows:
- Antitussive: relieves cough.
- Expectorant: expels mucus and phlegm from the bronchi.
- Mucolytic: dissolves mucus.
- Antibacterial and antiviral: fight bacterial infections and viruses.
- Anti-inflammatory: reduces inflammation.
- Analgesic: calms the pain.
- Antiseptic: fights microbial infections.
- Diuretic: stimulates urination.
- Carminative: removes gases.
Thyme white essential oil is liquid appearance, which has a yellow color and is characteristic for having an aromatic and phenolic aroma with a slightly spicy base.
Aromatic and phenolic aroma with a slightly spicy base
Major component of thyme white essential oil is thymol. Other components that are present in a lower proportion, but with significant values, are limonene, p-cymene, gamma-terpinel. Other components are alpha-pinene, myrcene, linalool, beta-caryophyllene, carvacrol methyl ether, carvacrol.
Carvacrol methyl ether
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