It is also an immunostimulant and general tonic; as such, it is recommended for flu-like conditions and fatigue (overwork, burn out, general or immune fatigue, convalescence).
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Dilute 5 drops of thyme essential oil in 1 teaspoon of sweet almond vegetable oil. Massage the soles of the feet with the mixture, 2 or 3 times a day, for 4 or 5 days. From the age of 12.
Sweeten a warm lemon juice with 1 drop of thyme essential oil and 1 drop of linalool thyme essential oil diluted in 1 teaspoon of honey. From 15 years of age.
Carefully apply 1 drop of thyme essential oil and 1 drop of lemon essential oil on the wart with a cotton bud, without overflowing. Repeat twice a day until the wart has completely disappeared. From the age of 12.
Always ask your pharmacist for advice.
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EXTRACTION AND YIELD
Precautions for use
Do not use in: pregnant or breast-feeding women, children under the age of twelve years, persons allergic to one of the components (geraniol, linalool, limonene), subjects with asthma without the advice of an allergologist before the first use, subjects with epilepsy, pure taken orally, in persons with a history of gastritis, peptic ulcer, viral hepatitis B, C or D.
OTHER RELATED SPECIES
For thousands of years, humans have used thyme, that grows wild around the whole Mediterranean basin, to cure themselves and to enhance the flavour of their food. The Egyptians used it for embalming and Crete and Cyprus, laboratory islands for aromatic plants, ascribed great importance to this plant beloved by Aphrodite. The Romans used it in their toilet waters and beauty creams. A legend arose from the bitterness of thyme: it arose from the tears of the beautiful Helen, tormented by remorse for having caused the Trojan war. The fact that bees should make such a sweet honey from this bitterness impelled Plutarch to claim that, in this, they resembled "brave men able to derive benefit from their austere way of life". Taken as an infusion, thyme is one of the favourite "grandmother's medicine" remedies, used against considerable number of ailments, from indigestion to whooping cough.
The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.