Thyme ct thymol,
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Cautions and warnings:
Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
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Among the 300 varieties, this type of thyme is the most popular and recognized for its antifungal, bactericidal, digestive and general tonic properties .
Its essential oil, here originating in Spain and certified organic, is used in bactericidal ointments , mouthwashes but also anti-inflammatory lotions .
It is advisable to use it diluted to a maximum of 5% in a neutral vegetable oil.
⇒ Because of its high level of terpenes and phenols, it is essential to avoid the essential oil of thyme to thymol in young children, pregnant women and in case of hypertension.
This organic essential oil of thymol thyme from India is distilled from the flowering tops of the plant.
It is a sub-shrub used in cooking and as a medicinal plant that is native to parts of southern and eastern Europe.
The genus Thymus includes about 300 species.
It is emblematic of Mediterranean cuisine and is known in "le midi" under the name of farigoule or farigoulette.
The ancient Greeks used thyme as incense in their temples.
The potion made from thyme was believed to give courage and bravery for battles (Thumos means courage in Greek).
The name could also come from the Egyptian tham, name of a plant used to embalm the body or from the Greek root thy, meaning "to exhale a smell".
Pliny already recommended it as an anti-infective.
In the Middle Ages, it entered into the composition of some potions intended to see the fairies, and cured torticollis.
Main components of essential oil
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