Benefits and uses for Thyme Essential Oil

By Rania Watts

I LOVE Mediterranean cuisine – especially when Thyme and Oregano come into play.  I had no idea that Thyme is from the mint family, I never had that much of a green thumb and  

The benefits of Thyme Essential Oil assist with not only the inside of the body but also the exterior as well.  Thyme houses strong antibacterial properties that, at times, may be more beneficial in combating acne than non-organic, over-the-counter products. 

Thyme has the capacity to lower blood pressure, stop coughing, immune boost, disinfectant, eliminat pests, act as an aroma in various beauty products (a common ingredient in mouthwash), enhance mood and is also a perfect addition to any potato or chicken meal.  

“Thyme oil shouldn’t be swallowed or used undiluted on your skin. Talk to your doctor before using thyme oil, especially if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Children shouldn’t be given Thyme oil. When diffusing essential oils, consider children and pets who may react to the oil.” (Whelan. C, 2021) 

 Medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT — Written by Corey Whelan on August 21, 2019

 Medically reviewed by Natalie Butler, R.D., L.D. — Written by Summer Fanous — Updated on September 17, 2018

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