Thyme essential oil has thymol as a component, which has strong antiseptic properties, as it was proved by newest study. Thymol is very commonly used ingredient in many products such as antiseptic wipes and mouthwashes.
Thyme essential oil has been used as a treatment for soothing pain for many centuries, and this was also discovered in another study that thyme has the ability to relieve pain.
The Iran’s Babol university of Medical Sciences has conducted a study, in which it was showed that thyme is very powerful in soothing pain, and it is even more efficient than ibuprofen in soothing menstrual pain.
This study has included 84 women between the age of 18 to 24 years old, who were students are the university, and they all had difficult menstruation, and also they had primary dysmenorrhea.
This condition has many symptoms like painful cramping in menstrual cycle, and also headaches, backaches, dizziness and nausea. Menses pain is also a symptom of secondary dysmenorrheal, and it is also linked to different medical condition.
The primary dysmenorrhea usually happens in the first two years of the start of menses, and the rest of the month cycle, there is no pain manifested.
Here are the best uses of Thyme Essential Oil:
Thyme has powerful antiseptic properties, and due to them it has the ability to heal wounds and sores and also can protect you from infections. Camphene and Caryophyllene are the components of thyme essential oil, which are responsible for its amazing benefits.
Thyme essential oil also has the power to improve circulation and boost your immunity, and also improve the health of the skin, the muscles, the digestive system, heart and the nervous system.
There are many factors that lead to rheumatism such as arthritis, higher levels of toxins like uric acid in the bloodstream, and improper or obstructed circulation or gout. It is also very helpful in eliminating the toxins through the urine due to its diuretic properties. Thyme oil also has the ability to activate the circulation, because it can act as a stimulant.
Thyme essential oil is also very beneficial for people with low blood pressure, who feel sluggish and pass out, because it can raise the blood pressure and normalize it.
Here are some other beneficial uses of Thyme Essential Oil:
- Using thyme oil can help you increase the level of DHA in the heart cell membranes, the kidney and the brain (omega-3 fatty acid – docosahexaenoic acid).
- It eliminates nail fungus.
- Due to its diuretic properties, it can improve the function of the bladder and the urinary tract and also eliminate infections.
- It has the ability to stimulate weak or missing menstrual periods, when added in sitz bath.
- It can treat the alopecia area if you massage your scalp with a mixture of thyme oil together with cedar wood, rosemary and lavender essential oil, added in jojoba and grapeseed carrier oils. Do this procedure for a few months.
- Thyme is used in many natural hand sanitizers.
- For insect bites and stings, use diluted oil or crushed fresh thyme and rub it on the area.
- Thyme will repel the insects from your house.
- Thymol has the ability to protect and also to improve the percentage of the healthy fats inside the cell membranes.
- Thymol is also powerful in improving the blood flow to the skin, and with this it can speed up the healing process of skin problems and wounds.
- It can eliminate parasites.
- Make a hot compress and put it on the painful area in order to relieve arthritis, sport injuries, muscular pains and aches, sprains, rheumatic pain, gout and sciatica.
- It is also beneficial in the treatment of vaginitis and Candida.
- If you suffer from Athlete’s foot you can also use thyme oil –undiluted or neat and apply on the skin, but first put some fatty cream.
- You can also use it in the treatment of warts and acne, as a face wash or hair tonic.
- You can use it as an antibacterial wash for your products in a 1% solution.
- You can also combine thyme essential oil to hinder irritations. You can mix it with rosemary, grapefruit, bergamot, lemon, pine or lavender essential oil.