Thyme is the herb (dried aerial parts) of some members of the genus Thymus of aromatic perennial evergreen herbs in the mint family Lamiaceae.
CAS number 8007-46-3
Botanical Name Thymus Vulgaris l.
Plant Part Leaves
Origin of raw material Egypt
Origin of product Egypt
Extraction method Steam Distilled
Application Traditional use
Thyme is used in herbal medicines to treat respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, whooping cough or inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. The thymol contained in the extract has antiseptic and antimicrobial effects. Externally, thyme is used for its antibacterial properties in inflammation of the mouth and throat, inflammatory skin changes, to relieve itching, bruising and dislocation.
In food
Thyme oil is suitable as a spice extract for flavoring food, such as Mediterranean dishes, sauces, baked goods. It is also suitable for refining desserts or in herbal lemonades and herbal liqueurs.
In cosmetics
Due to its aromatic-spicy scent and its antimicrobial, disinfectant properties, thyme oil can be used in perfumes, conditioning soaps, creams, shampoos, bath additives and foot baths.
Shelf Life 5 years