Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Thyme

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Thyme flowers
Thyme flowers
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Thyme oil comes from the flowers and leaves of the Thymus vulgaris plant. It has a sweet herbal scent.

Properties[edit | edit source]

Thymus vulgaris essential oil.

Circulatory[edit | edit source]

Increases blood pressure.

Emotional[edit | edit source]

Soothes stress, anxiety and depression. Improves memory and concentration.

Immunological[edit | edit source]

Helps fight colds, flu and other infections.

Respiratory[edit | edit source]

Eases asthma, catarrh, coughs and laryngitis.

Urological[edit | edit source]

Relieves cystitis and urethritis.

Caution[edit | edit source]

  • Don't use thyme oil during pregnancy.
  • Don't use if you have hypertension (high blood pressure).