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During this same period, Thyme was often placed beneath pillows to help promote a peaceful sleep and to ward off nightmares.
The ancient Greeks used Thyme in their baths and burned it as an incense in their temples while the Egyptians used it in their embalming rites.
Today, Thyme is commonly used as a seasoning, but it also produces a potent essential oil that has cleansing and purifying effects for the skin; however, due to its high thymol content, Thyme should be diluted with Coconut Oil before application.
Thyme has specific chemistry that supports a healthy immune system.
1. Cleansing and purifying effect for the skin
2. Supports a healthy immune system
3. Naturally repels insects
19 Uses for Thyme Oil
- Add 2 drops to veggie capsules and take during winter time to support a healthy immune system.
- Use when gardening to naturally repel insects.
- Use 1–2 drops in meat and entrée dishes to add a fresh herbal flavor.
- Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to targeted areas on the skin to purify and promote healthy-looking skin.
- Helps control Spasms (Antispasmodic).
- Antirheumatic property: increases urination and helps in the removal of toxins from the body. Being a stimulant, it stimulates or activates circulation and thereby sorts out this problem in a separate way. Both ways helps cure rheumatism, and related conditions like arthritis.
- The Caryophyllene and Camphene components in thyme oil help prevent infections from wounds and sores.
- Great source to use as an Antibacterial. This inhibits bacterial growth within and outside of the body.
- Tones up the circulatory system, heart, digestive system, nervous system, muscles, and skin while fortifying them and boosting immunity.
- Thyme oil can be very beneficial for the heart. Thyme keeps the valves functioning properly, while being an anti spasmodic, it relaxes the arteries and veins and thereby reduces blood pressure and stress on the heart.
- Being a diuretic, Thyme increases urination and helps in the removal of excess water, salts and toxins from the bod. This helps ultimately with weight loss, decreasing blood pressure, reducing fats, and improves digestion.
- Thyme opens obstructed menses, gives relief from the symptoms like abdominal pain, fatigue, nausea, depression and low blood pressure that is associated with menstruation.
- Helps erase scars and unwanted marks.
- Helps cure infections that cause cough and cold and drains congestion.
- Can be effectively used to keep away parasites that feed on the human body like mosquitoes, fleas, lice, bed-bugs, and flies, as well as insects that attack food grains and clothes like beetles and moths.
- It stimulates circulation, digestion, nervous responses and the secretion of hormones.
- Thyme essential oil kills worms. You can try it on intestinal worms like round worms and tape worms, as well as maggots in open sores and hook worms, which are notoriously difficult to eliminate.
- It acts as a memory booster and an antidepressant.
- It helps to increase concentration and helps to cure sinusitis, bronchitis, anorexia, cellulite, eczema, athlete’s foot, dermatitis, insect and animal bites, stings, laryngitis, pharyngitis and other infections.
How To Use Thyme Oil
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Dilute one to two drops with Coconut Oil then apply to desired area. See additional precautions below.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.