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.
Using a cotton bud, apply 1 to 2 drops of essential oil of thyme thymol to the mouth ulcer, taking care not to overlap onto the gums. Repeat five times daily.
20 drops of essential oil of thyme thymol, 10 ml of neutral plant oil. Mix the oils and massage the soles of your feet two to three times per day, for four to five days.
General fatigue General fatigue
Mix 5 drops of essential oil of thyme thymol with 5 drops of essential oil of clove in 10 ml of neutral carrier oil; massage the soles of your feet in the morning before showering.
Sweeten a lemon juice drink with 1 drop of essential oil of thyme thymol diluted in a spoonful of honey.
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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.