Thyme Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
  • Alternative Names: Common Thyme
  • Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Thymol
  • Other Main Constituents: Para-cymene, Gamma-terpinene, Carvacrol
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Leaf

Cytotoxic Effect of Thymus caramanicus Jalas on Human Oral Epidermoid Carcinoma KB Cells

Fekrazad R, Afzali M, Pasban-Aliabadi H, Esmaeili-Mahani S, Aminizadeh M, Mostafavi A Brazilian Dental Journal, 2017 ABSTRACT: Identifying new chemotherapeutic agents with fewer side effects is a major concern for scientists today. Thymus caramanicus Jalas (Lamiaceae family) is one of the species of Thymus that grows wild in different regions of Iran. Traditionally, leaves of… Read more »

Essential Oil Characterization of Thymus vulgaris from Various Geographical Locations

Satyal P, Murray BL , McFeeters RL, Setzer WN Foods, 2016 ABSTRACT: Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) is a commonly used flavoring agent and medicinal herb. Several chemotypes of thyme, based on essential oil compositions, have been established, including (1) linalool; (2) borneol; (3) geraniol; (4) sabinene hydrate; (5) thymol; (6) carvacrol, as well as a… Read more »

Thymol reduces oxidative stress, aortic intimal thickening, and inflammation-related gene expression in hyperlipidemic rabbits

Yua YM, Chaob TY, Changb WC, Changb MJ, Leea MF Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 2016 ABSTRACT: Atherosclerosis plays a key role in the development of cardiovascular diseases, and is often associated with oxidative stress and local inflammation. Thymol, a major polyphenolic compound in thyme, exhibits antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, we… Read more »

Plant essential oils for pest and disease management

Murray B Isman Crop Protection, 2000 ABSTRACT: Certain essential plant oils, widely used as fragrances and flavors in the perfume and food industries, have long been reputed to repel insects. Recent investigations in several countries confirm that some plant essential oils not only repel insects, but have contact and fumigant insecticidal actions against specific pests,… Read more »

In-vitro effects of Thymus munbyanus essential oil and thymol on human sperm motility and function

Chikhoune A, Stouvenel L, Iguer-Ouada M, Hazzit M, Schmitt A, Lorès P, Wolf JP, Aissat K, Auger J, Vaiman D, Touré A Reproductive biomedicine online, 2015 ABSTRACT: Traditional medicine has been used worldwide for centuries to cure or prevent disease and for male or female contraception. Only a few studies have directly investigated the effects… Read more »

Plants traditionally used as mosquito repellents and the implication for their use in vector control

Tisgratog R, Sanguanpong U, Grieco JP, Ngoen-Kluan R, Chareonviriyaphap T Acta tropica, 2016 ABSTRACT: Numerous plants with insect repelling properties are native to the tropics where they are produced for a wide range of medicinal purposes. In Thailand, these native plant species have a history of use for personal protection against biting insects. From our… Read more »