Growing spontaneously in Mediterranean areas (Spain, Morocco), its stems are hairy and its leaves are pointed and slightly dentate. Its flowers are grouped in compact and fragrant pinkish to red inflorescences.
Main aromatic molecules: Monoterpene phenols (carvacrol, thymol), monoterpenes (α and β-pinenes), monoterpenols (linalool).
Producing organs: Aerial parts.
Yield: 1 to 2kg of essential oil per 100kg of plants.
Equivalence: 1ml → 34 drops (dosage calculated for a calibrated dropper European Pharmacopoeia).
Diarrhoea, cystitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, mycosis, etc.; Staphylococcus epidermidis or Staphylococcus aureus, streptococci, pneumococci, enterococci, Proteus, Escherichia coli, Candida, etc.: few infections are able to resist! Thanks to its energising and soothing action, it is recommended in the event of hard times or blows.
Extracts from the book ’Aromatherapia – All about essential oils’, by Isabelle Pacchioni, watercolors by Patrick MORIN, Aroma Thera Editions . Extracts from the book ’41 essential oils essential for treating yourself differently’ and ’48 essential oils which every home needs to be healthy’ by Isabelle Delaleu and Isabelle Pacchioni, Publications of the Mandadori France group. Botanical illustrations by Agathe Haevermans.
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.