Recent research has shown that the essential oil of thyme and thymol ingredient have powerful antiseptic properties. Thymol is often included in many antiseptic wipes and mouthwashes.
Another study showed that thyme relieves pain and hundreds of years back thyme oil has been traditionally used to relieve pain.
The results of a study in a University in Iran confirmed that thyme is an extremely powerful pain-relieving herb, and also reduces menstrual pain even better than ibuprofen.
This study involved 84 college women who reported a difficult period, aged 18 to 24 years and all had primary dysmenorrhea.
There are painful cramps during the menstrual cycle, often accompanied by symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, headaches and back pain. Secondary dysmenorrhea manifests itself by menstrual pain which is linked to another underlying condition.
In addition, primary dysmenorrhea occurs within two years of the start of menstruation and women do not feel pelvic pain during other parts of the monthly cycle.
Important uses of thyme essential oil:
Hypertensive: Normalizes through raising blood pressure, so it is useful for people who have low blood pressure and fall unconscious and feel slow.
Antiseptic: Its powerful antiseptic properties quickly treat sores and wounds and prevent infections. The main reason for this ability is the presence of components such as Camphene and Caryophyllene.
Antirheumatic: Rheumatism is the outcome of arthritis, gout or irregular or clogged circulation, the increased concentration of toxins such as uric acid in the bloodstream. The essential oil of thyme is extremely effective in both cases because it has diuretic properties and eliminates toxins through urine. In addition, it acts as a stimulant, activating the circulation.
Tonic: This essential oil stimulates circulation and strengthens immunity, supports the health of the heart, digestive and nervous system, muscles and skin.
Additional uses of this beneficial essential uses:
- Thymol protects and increases the percentage of healthy fats in cell membranes
- Thymol, a chemical component of thyme essential oil, increases the blood flow to the skin, and thus speed up the healing process of wounds and skin problems
- It medicates bladder and urinary tract infections and its diuretic properties boost its effectiveness
- Its consumption elevates the DHA levels in brain, heart, and kidney cell membranes
- Mix it in a sitz bath or massage to stimulate menstruation for missing or weak periods
- It kills parasites
- Thyme keeps insects away from your home
- To subdue the insect stings and bites, use diluted oil or crush the fresh herb and apply it on the affected area
- Can be use to treat Candida and vaginitis
- Pour some of it on a hot compress and apply it on the affected areas to treat rheumatic pain, gout, sprains, sciatica, muscular aches and pains, arthritis, sports injuries
- In the case of Athlete’s foot, apply it neat or undiluted, but apply some fatty cream on the area to protect the skin.
- Thyme is a common constituent in natural hand sanitizers
- Can be use as a hair tonic or in a face wash to cure acne and warts
- It destroys nail fungus
- Use 1% solution as an antibacterial wash for fresh produce
- In preventing irritations, it is clever to always use combinations of thyme. You can blend it with bergamot, lavender, lemon, grapefruit, pine, and rosemary essential oil.
- Mix it with rosemary, lavender, and cedar wood and add it to jojoba carrier oils and grapeseed to treat alopecia area by massaging the scalp. Repeat daily for few more months.