Thymus vulgaris linaloliferum
Applied to the skin or through massage
Inhalation or Diffusion
This highly branched shrub native to the Mediterranean basin prefers dry and rocky soils and, as we all know, the sun!
It produces delicate whitish-pink florets. Propagation is carried out by clump division in spring, or by cuttings in summer. It can grow at altitudes of up to 2,000 metres.
Main aromatic molecules
Monoterpenols (linalool), monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, terpene esters.
Aerial flowering parts.
75 to 125g of essential oil from 100 kg of plants.
1 ml -> 29 drops
(dose calculated for a dropper calibrated according to the European Pharmacopoeia).
MAIN PROPERTIES OF THE ESSENTIAL OIL
Essential oil of thyme linalool is a potent antiseptic, anti-infectious and antifungal agent (Candida albicans) and vermifuge (taenia, ascaris, pinworm). It is used both for pulmonary ailments (cough, bronchitis, pharyngitis) and for intestinal inflammation, urinary tract infections (cystitis, urethritis) and gynaecological infection (vaginal candidiasis, prostatitis, vaginitis), skin ailments (mycosis, infectious dermatitis, psoriasis, warts) and physical or mental fatigue as it is a tonic.
Excerpts from the book « Aromatherapia – Tout sur les huiles essentielles », by Isabelle Pacchioni. Aroma Thera Editions.