Thyme can be used topically, aromatically or internally.
Common Primary Uses: Antioxidant, asthma, bacterial infections, bites/stings, blood clots, brain (aging), bronchitis, colds (common), croup, dermatitis/eczema, fatigue, fungal infections, greasy/oily hair, hair (fragile), hair (loss), mold, MRSA, parasites, pleurisy, pneumonia, prostatitis, psoriasis, radiation wounds, sciatica, tuberculosis.
Historical Uses: It was used by the Egyptians for embalming and by the ancient Greeks to fight against infections illnesses. It has also been used for respiratory problems, digestive complaints, the prevention and treatment of infection, dyspepsia, chronic gastritis, bronchitis, pertussis, asthma, laryngitis, tonsillitis, and enuresis in children.
French Medicinal Uses: Anthrax, asthma, bronchitis, colitis (infectious), cystitis, dermatitis, dyspepsia, fatigue (general), pleurisy, psoriasis, sciatica, tuberculosis, vaginal candida.
Other Possible Uses: This oil is a general tonic for the nerves and stomach. It may also help with circulation, depression, digestion, physical weakness after illness, flu headaches, immunological functions, insomnia, rheumatism, urinary infections, viruses along the spine and wounds.
Body Systems Affected: Immune system, muscle and bones.
Aromatic Influence: It helps energize in times of physical weakness and stress. It has also been thought to aid concentration. It is uplifting and helps to relieve depression.
Application: Dilute 1:4 ( 1 drop essential oil to 4 drops carrier oil) when used topically. Apply to reflex points and/or directly on area of concern.
Oral Use as Dietary Supplement: Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA. Dilute one drop oil in 2 tsp. honey or in 8 oz of beverage. However, more dilution may be necessary due to this oil’s potential for irritating mucus membranes. Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.
Safety Data: This type of thyme oil may be somewhat irritating to the mucous membranes and dermal tissues (skin). This type of thyme should be avoided during pregnancy. Use with caution when dealing with high blood pressure.
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This information came from the book, “Modern Essentials – A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, 3rd Edition” Pages 70-71
This information has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. It is not intended to replace proper medical help and attention.