Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is an evergreen herb in the mint family. These small shrubs can be grown as a groundcover, producing fragrant leaves and groups of lilac or pink flowers in the summer. Thyme is cultivated in a variety of species in different parts of the world, but its main use is as a culinary herb, where the leaves are used fresh or dried in soups, stews, sauces and other dishes. The leaves can also be steam-distilled to produce thyme essential oil, which has many applications in medicine due to its naturally antiseptic properties.
Botanical name: Thymus vulgaris
Other names: Garden thyme, Common thyme, German thyme
Main constituents: Thymol, Carvacrol, Borneol, Cineol, Metnone, Pinene