Thyme Essential Oil | APOTEC BAY

Thyme Essential Oil 

APOTEC BAY Thyme Essential Oil
European Regulation (EC)

Botanical Name

Thymus vulgaris L.

Thymus zygis





Steam Distillation


ِMENA Region


People have used thyme for many centuries as a flavoring agent, culinary herb, and herbal medicine. The plant is useful as infusion to treat cough, diabetes, and cold and chest infections; and in a syrup form for digestive upset. It is also soothing for sore throat, as thyme is has antiseptic, antibiotic, and antifungal properties. T. vulgaris has been thought of to be astringentanthelmintic, carminative, disinfectant, and tonic. The plant has been reported incredibly useful in cases of assorted intestinal infections and infestations, such as hookwormsascarids, Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, and fungi and yeasts, as well as Candida albicans. Its active ingredient, thymol, was reported active against enterobacteria and cocci bacteria.


Other properties assigned to thyme, include liver function improvement; appetite stimulant effect; treatment of cartilaginous tube, bronchial, and urinary infections; and treatment of laryngitis and inflammation. Applied to the skin, thyme is reported to relieve bites and stingsneuralgy, rheumatic aches, and pains. The essential oil can be used as a rub for aching joints or rheumatic pain, and can also be used in the treatment of athlete’s foot. Thyme has a fragrant and aromatic odor when crushed, and the taste is aromatic, warm, and pungent. About 15 cm from the tops of the plants is harvested, when in bloom, and the clipped stems are dried in the sun or in well-ventilated shed or room.


Content of Essential Oil:

1%-2.5% essential oil

Main Constituents:

Thymol (30%-70%), Carvacrol (3%-15%), Thymol-monomethylether (1.5%-2.5%), 1,8-cineole (2%-14%), geraniol, linalool, bornyl and linalyl acetate (1%-2.5%), α-pinene


The content and composition of the Spanish thyme essential oil is similar to that of Thymus vulgaris but higher amount of carvacrol and less thymolmomomethylether (0.3%).



Medicinal, personal care and food and beverage usage.



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*The concentrated extracts of APOTEC BAY are raw materials for product formulation. Accordingly, they are not intended for any direct consumption in food and beverage and/or for undiluted topical application in cosmetics, perfumery, and aromatherapy.
*Keep away from children.


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[2] V. Kuete, Thymus vulgarisMedicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa, 2017, pp. 599-609

[3] G.D. Bagchi, G.N. Srivastava, SPICES AND FLAVORING (FLAVOURING) CROPS | Leaf and Floral Structures, Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition (Second Edition), 2003, pp. 5477-5486

[4]  European Pharmacopoeia, 5th Edition, 2004, pp. 2569-2570