Timo: proprieta' e benefici

Thyme: properties and benefits

Welcome to the Il Labirinto blog for another interesting read! Today we will talk about Thyme essential oil, its properties and multiple uses.

The plant and the history of thyme essential oil

Thyme is a perennial plant that belongs to the Lamiaceae family, also known as Thymus vulgaris, originally from the Mediterranean basin. The plant produces small pinkish-white flowers that are attractive to bees and other pollinating insects.

The use of thyme dates back thousands of years: the ancient Egyptians used it for embalming, while the Greeks and Romans appreciated its properties antiseptic and antibacterial. Over the centuries, thyme has continued to be a protagonist in folk medicine thanks to its proven efficacy in many areas.

Today it is still widely used; its intense and characteristic aroma can give a touch of extra flavor to many dishes and is added to herbal teas and decoctions to help treat ailments such as colds , sore throat and flu.

Thyme essential oil

Thyme essential oil is extracted from the flowering tops of the plant; it is a dense liquid with a dark yellow-orange color with an intense and herbaceous, spicy-warm aroma.

You may have heard of red thyme and white thyme; the latter is obtained from redistillation or rectification of red thyme.

Thyme essential oil is used in a variety of ways, including skin applications, aromatherapy, personal care and household cleaning products.

Benefits of Thyme essential oil

Thyme essential oil is known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and properties >antifungal. Thanks to these characteristics, it is an excellent ally for the immune system, helping to prevent and fight infections and diseases.

In addition, thyme essential oil is used for:

  • relieve respiratory problems such as cough, colds and bronchitis
  • fresh the air and purify the environment
  • treat abscesses and infections of the oral cavity (thyme hydrolat)
  • reduce fatigue, lethargic states and non-pathological moments of depression
  • treat skin problems such as acne and fungal infections
  • prevent the onset of skin infections
  • counteract the problems of dandruff and scalp discomfort
  • soothe arthritis, sciatica and muscular pain
  • carry out an antioxidant activity.

There are also other ways to take advantage of the potential of thyme, for example:

  • clean and disinfect surfaces
  • increase the effectiveness of household cleaning products
  • repel insects
  • enrich products for personal care.

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  • How to use Thyme essential oil

    Thyme essential oil can be used in different ways, depending on your needs:

    • diffusion: add 3-6 drops of thyme essential oil to 100ml of water in the diffuser bowl
    • massage: dilute a few drops of thyme essential oil in a carrier oil and massage the affected area
    • steam inhalation: add a few drops of thyme essential oil to a basin of warm water and inhale the vapors to relieve respiratory problems
    • topical use: to treat skin problems, dilute the essential oil of thyme in organic jojoba oil and apply it to the affected area.

    Natural remedies with Thyme essential oil

    Harmonize the 4 essences and use the blend to discourage the arrival of insects into the room or on the balcony if you have dinner planned; to do this, pour a few drops of the mixture onto cotton balls or strips and stick them nearby.

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  • Quality and purity

    The thyme essential oil produced by Il Labirinto is extracted observing a slow distillation method at a constant temperature to preserve and collect all the beneficial properties of thyme. Our farm is committed to sustainable cultivation and respect for the environment, to offer you a 100% pure and natural essential oil. Furthermore, we guarantee transparency and traceability, personally following the production of the essence starting from the field and up to packaging in our food laboratory.

    By purchasing Il Labirinto thyme essential oil, you are supporting a company in km0 that believes in quality and sustainability, and is dedicated to promoting well-being through products pure and of high quality.

    Thyme essential oil is a versatile and precious product, capable of offering numerous benefits for personal care and yours  house. Thanks to its ancient history and its multiple applications, it can become an indispensable ally in your daily routine. Choose the Thyme essential oil from Il Labirinto to ensure a pure, natural and sustainable product, and let yourself be conquered by the gifts that nature can offer.

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    Precautions: Always read the instructions for use and warnings; always use diluted and avoid contact with mucous membranes. Avoid in case of pregnancy, epilepsy, fever and chronic diseases. In case of doubts or for a specific use, always remember to contact a specialized phytotherapist/doctor.

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