thymus zygis thymoliferum
Seven to thirty centimetres high, it has woody, cylindrical stems arranged in dense clumps or bushes.
Main aromatic molecules: Phenols (thymol, carvacrol), monoterpenes (paracymene), monoterpenols (linalool, terpinene-4-ol).
Producing organs: Flowering tops.
Yield: 1.7 to 2.5kg of essential oil per 100kg of flowers.
Equivalence: 1ml → 32 drops (dosage calculated for a calibrated dropper European Pharmacopoeia).
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).
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.