Aromatherapy Powerful Immune Protection – Thyme

( Thymus vulgaris )
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by KG Stiles, Clinical Aromatherapist


Extracted by steam distillation from the the flowering tops and leaves of the herb. Thyme has an intensely hot antiseptic smell with spicy overtones. The Latin meaning for “thyme” is courage.

Dynamic, fresh and radiant Thyme oil provides a protective force field for Body, Mind and Spirit against a broad spectrum of virus, bacteria and fungus.

A powerful stimulant and one of nature’s most potent anti-microbials Thyme’s fierce energy gives it the notable ability to support and protect the immune system unequaled by other aromatic oils.

An excellent disinfectant that’s highly regarded in aromatherapy for protection against infectious disease.

An antiseptic and an expectorant. The diffusion of Thyme into the atmosphere may be especially beneficial for treating and relieving symptoms of bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, cough, colds and flu.

Thyme stimulates the formation of white blood cells and aids the oxygenation of cellular tissue for removal of toxic wastes during illness.

Thyme oil boosts your lymphatic system and builds self esteem and confidence in your ability to heal.

The lymph system is connected to one’s sense of self worth for being supported and protected in life.

Besides being strongly anti-bacterial and anti-viral Thyme is also an extremely potent fungicide and one of nature’s strongest antioxidants.

Useful for treating athlete’s foot!

ATHLETE’S FOOT TREATMENT: Blend 1 drop of Thyme oil with 1 drop each of Tea Tree and Clove Bud oils in a half teaspoon of pure vegetable carrier oil like Jojoba and apply to a clean and dry area where there is athlete’s foot. Repeat 2-3 times daily for up to 3 weeks!

A powerful antispasmodic Thyme oil stimulates circulation and relieves sore muscles.

Inhalation of Thyme oil may stimulate the onset of menses.

The essential oil of Thyme provides physical and mental strength in times of testing that is unequaled.

An excellent tonic for overcoming nervous exhaustion or to support physical recovery after a long illness.

Thyme contains thymol, a warming immunostimulant and powerful antibacterial agent which has been researched for its effectiveness in treating harmful mouth bacteria.

May be an effective treatment for Thrush (Candida albicans overgrowth in the mouth) and Gingivitis.

In Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient system of healing practiced in India, the warm herbal scent of Thyme oil with its spicy overtones is especially helpful for regulating and pacifying both Vata and Kapha Doshas.

Symptoms of Vata imbalance are premenstrual syndrome, constipation, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, anxiety and worry.

Symptoms of Kapha imbalance are high cholesterol, low metabolic forces, slow to lose weight, fluid retention, stagnation and blockage, lethargy and depression.

CAUTION: A skin irritant, avoid during pregnancy, or in cases with a diagnosed seizure disorder, high-blood pressure, or hyperthyroidism.