Thymol in thyme essential oil has amazing antiseptic properties, as confirmed in a recent research. Thymol is a common ingredient in mouthwash products and antiseptic wipes.
Similar studies have shown that thymol relieves pain, and thyme oil has been long used as a pain killer.
A study conducted at the Babol University of Medical Science in Iran found that thyme is amazing in relieving pain, and it’s more efficient then ibuprofen when it comes to treating menstrual pain.
The study involved 84 female students who had heavy menstrual flows and aching periods. They were aged between 18 and 24. Each of the participants suffered from primary dysmenorrhea, a condition that causes cramps during menstrual cycle. It’s often accompanied by nausea, dizziness, backache, and headache. Secondary dysmenorrhea causes menstrual pain that indicates other underlying problem.
Primary dysmenorrhea is common in the first two years of the menstrual cycle in women.
Thyme essential oil
Rheumatism is caused by arthritis, poor circulation, gout, uric acid buildups, etc. thyme essential oil can aid in the treatment of any condition. It acts as a diuretic and removes toxins through the urinary tract. It’s an excellent stimulant, and improves circulation.
Thyme essential oil accelerates the healing of wounds and infections. Caryophyllene and camphene give this oil its power.
This oil increases blood pressure, and it’s recommended to those who deal with low blood pressure, lose consciousness or feel sluggish.
Thyme essential oil stimulates circulation, boosts immunity, and improves the function of your nervous system, heart, digestive tract, muscles, and skin.
- Thymol improves the ratio of healthy fats in cell membranes
- It increases DHA levels in brain, kidney, heart
- Improves the flow of blood in your skin, and accelerates the healing process of skin problems and wounds
- Treats nail fungus
- Destroys parasites
- Relieves urinary tract and bladder infections due to its diuretic effect
- Add thyme essential oil to your hot compresses to relieve sciatica, gout, rheumatic pain, sprains, muscle ache, sports injuries, arthritis, etc.
- Use the oil in your soaks or massages in cases of weak or missing periods
- Treats candida and vaginitis
- Combine it with lavender, rosemary, and cedar wood essential oil, and add it to grape seed or jojoba oil to treat alopecia (massage the oily mixture into your scalp every day for a few months)
- Use undiluted oil to treat athlete’s foot, but first apply a thick layer of a thick cream to protect your skin
- Did you know that thyme is commonly added to natural hand sanitizers?
- Use it as a hair or face tonic to remove acne and warts
- Crush fresh thyme or use diluted oil to relieve insect stings and bites
- Use 1% solution instead of your regular antibacterial wash for fresh fruits and veggies
- Insects don’t like thyme
- Combine thyme with lavender, pine, lemon, bergamot, grapefruit, and rosemary essential oil to prevent skin irritations.
Source: Healthy Food House