The benefits of thyme essential oil have been recognized for thousands of years in Mediterranean countries. This substance is also a common agent in Ayurverdic practice. Today, among the many producers of thyme oil, France, Morocco and Spain emerge as the primary countries bottling thyme oil.
Due to thyme oil’s antibacterial, antispasmodic, antirheumatic, expectorant, hypertensive and calming properties, it has a long list of uses.
1. Thyme oil is used to help relieve and treat problems like gout, arthritis, wounds, bites and sores, water retention, menstrual and menopausal problems, nausea and fatigue, respiratory problems (like colds), skin conditions (oily skin and scars), athlete’s foot, hangovers and even depression.
2. The oil can be used to stimulate the mind, strengthen memory and concentration and calm the nerves. It is said that thyme oil can help prevent hair loss, and is even added to shampoos and other hair products.
3. Thyme oil can help tone aged skin and prevent acne outbreaks.
4. Thyme oil can keep insects and parasites such as mosquitoes, fleas, lice and moths away.