There are up to seven (7) different chemotypes of Thyme, Thymus vulgaris, the most common being:
* thymol type
* linalool type
* carvacrol type
* geraniol type
At the higher altitudes between 1,000 and 1,200 meters the linalool chemotype is found. Of all the species of thyme, only five (4) have been found with linalool content greater then 50%.
Thymus vulgaris ct Linalool prefers the sun and south exposed slopes.
Historical & Tranditional Uses:
Orginates from the Greek word thymon, meaning 'to fumigate'.
The Greed word thumus meaning ' courage' as the plant was associated with bravery.
These oils smell quite different from the phenol containing oils. The linalool rich thyme oils have:
* antibacterial properties
* reputed to be immunostimulants
* tonic to the nervous system
* not considered dermal irritants or sensitizes
EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Do not use undiluted on the skin.
Keep away from children & pets.
Store away from heat & light.
S. Battaglia - The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy
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