Thyme is very beneficial herb, especially the thyme essential oil which contains a powerful ingredient known as thymol showing potent antiseptic properties. This ingredient is frequently added in many mouthwashes and antiseptic wipes.
This herb is considered to have amazing pain-relieving properties, and because of that thyme oil has been frequently used in the past as a pain reliever. Many studies have confirmed this ability.
According to a conducted study at the Iran’s Babol University of Medical Sciences thyme is highly potent pain-relieving herb which can soothe menstrual pain better than the commonly used pain-killer, ibuprofen.
In this study participated 84 female university students who experienced problematic menstruation in the age range of 18 to 24 years old. Plus, all of them suffered from primary dysmenorrhea.
Primary dysmenorrheal is a condition which is manifested by a painful cramping during the menstrual cycle, and it is usually accompanied by symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, and backache. This condition appears within two years of the beginning of menses (menarche) and women experience no pelvic pain during the other parts of the monthly cycle. On the other hand, secondary dysmenorrhea is manifested by menses pain which is linked to another underlying condition.
The 4 Most Important Uses of Thyme Essential Oil:
This essential oil shows powerful antiseptic properties as a result of which it can quickly treat wounds and sores and prevent infections. Their efficacy results from the content of the components like caryophyllene and camphene.
Rheumatism appears due to arthritis, gout, improper or obstructed circulation, or as a result of higher concentration of toxins like uric acid in the bloodstream. The use of thyme essential oil is very effective in these cases because it contains diuretic properties and thus successfully eliminates the toxins through the urine. It can act as a stimulant thus activating the circulation.
It is the ideal product for people suffering from low blood pressure which easily fall unconscious and feel sluggish. It increases the blood pressure and in that way brings it to normal.
Thyme essential oil boosts the immunity and as well as the circulation. Plus, it promotes the health of the heart, nervous, and digestive system, and supports the health of the skin and muscles.
Other Uses of Thyme Essential Oil:
Effectively deals with urinary tract and bladder infections thanks to its diuretic properties.
Quickly heals wounds and skin issues due to the presence of thymol which is a chemical constituent of thyme essential oil that enhances the blood flow to the skin.
Treats Candida and Vaginitis.
Proper intake of this oil increases the DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid) levels in heart, brain, and kidney cell membranes.
Thymol protects and boosts the percentage of healthy fats in cell membranes.
Eliminates nail fungus.
Treats arthritis, rheumatic pain, sciatica, gout, sports injuries, sprains, muscular aches and pains by pouring some of it on a hot compress and then using it on the affected areas.
Relieves insect stings and bites, and for that purpose you should crush the fresh herb or simply use diluted thyme essential oil and apply it on the area.
This herb keeps insects at bay.
Helps with a weak menstruation and with missing periods by including the oil in a sitz bath or massage.
Treats alopecia area by massaging the scalp with the following mixture: combine the thyme essential oil with lavender, rosemary, and cedar wood and then add it to grape seed and jojoba carrier oils. Perform this massage every day for several months.
Deals with Athlete’s foot, and for that purpose use it neat or undiluted, but first make sure to apply some fatty cream on the affected area in order to protect the skin.
Thyme is a common ingredient in natural hand sanitizers.
Serves as a hair tonic or you can include it in a face wash in order to treat acne and warts.
Fresh produce will be properly cleaned by using 1% solution of this oil and thus acquire an antibacterial wash.
Note: In order to prevent any skin irritations, we recommend diluting thyme with the following essential oils: lemon, pine, lavender, rosemary, bergamot, and grapefruit essential oil.