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Thyme Oil Properties

Thyme Oil

Description

 

Thyme oil is extracted from leaves and flowering tops of Thymus vulgaris. The main component Thymol is a powerful antiseptic. Thymol has been reported for its antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal action, kills the anthrax bacillus, the typhoid bacillus, meningococcus, and the agent responsible for tuberculosis and is active against salmonella and staphylococcus bacteria. It has also been studied for its effects on gingivitis and plaque-caused organisms in the mouth and is used in mouth washes (Listerine) for its antiseptic actions.

Chemical Properties

Refractive 1.4830-1.5100 n/D