- Botany: Thyme is a is a perennial evergreen sub-shrub with greenish-gray leaves and pale purple flowers. It is part of the Lamiceae botanical family. There are different chemotypes of Thyme: borneol, gerianiol, linalool, thujanol-4, and thymol. Each chemotype has different therapeutic actions, scent profiles, and precautions.
- Scent Profile: Base note with a strong, pungent, herbaceous aroma.
- Helps with respiratory inflammations and infections
- Supports the immune system
- Relieves musculoskeletal pain and inflammation
- Benefits relief from digestive infections and discomfort
- Blends well with: Cinnamon bark, Laurel, Lavender, Oregano, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, and Sage.
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- Thyme ct thymol could stimulate contractions during pregnancy.
- Thyme is high in phenols and can be toxic to cats. Read more about Essential Oils Toxicity for Cats.
- Thyme ct thymol: may inhibit blood clotting; skin irritation; mucus membrane irritant. Avoid applying to open wounds.