Extracted from a “perennial evergreen herb” is an essential oil known as Thyme oil. This oil is derived from a small plant belonging to the “Thymus vulgaris” species in the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil is obtained from the “fresh flowers and leaves” of the plant using the “steam distillation” process. In addition, this oil when used is said to be extremely useful with regards to improving skin health and strengthening the immune system.
A. Chemical constituents of Thyme Oil:
This oil is extracted from the “fresh flowers and leaves” of a small plant belonging to the “Thymus vulgaris” species in the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil also consists of organic compounds such as Alpha Thujone, Alpha Pinene, Camphene, Beta Pinene, Para Cymene, Alpha Terpinene, Linalool, Borneol, Beta Caryophyllene, Thymol and Carvacrol.
B. The uses and benefits of Thyme Oil:
There are several benefits to health that an individual can gain by using this oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil comprises of an “antiseptic” property, and thereby helps in the treatment of wounds by destroying disease causing microbes.
This oil exhibits an “antispasmodic” property, and therefore helps in resolving conditions such as cough, cramps, diarrhea etc by inhibiting muscle spasms.
This oil when used also helps in resolving gas formation i.e. flatulence issues within the GI system, and thereby serve as a carminative.
This oil also comprises of a “diuretic” property, and hence helps in flushing out waste products such as kidney stone from the urinary system by stimulating urination.
This oil when used also helps in expelling sputum formed within the air passages in the lungs, and thereby serves as an expectorant.
C. The adverse effects of Thyme oil:
There are a couple of adverse effects that may occur in using this oil. They are as follows:
- This oil when used can severely affect pregnancy, and hence pregnant women must avoid using it.
The use of this oil may also provoke an allergic reaction in certain individuals, and hence must be used carefully.