Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Thyme

Thyme oil comes from the flowers and leaves of the Thymus vulgaris plant. It has a sweet herbal scent.

Thyme flowers
Thyme flowers
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Properties edit

Thymus vulgaris essential oil.

Circulatory edit

Increases blood pressure.

Emotional edit

Soothes stress, anxiety and depression. Improves memory and concentration.

Immunological edit

Helps fight colds, flu and other infections.

Respiratory edit

Eases asthma, catarrh, coughs and laryngitis.

Urological edit

Relieves cystitis and urethritis.

Caution edit

  • Don't use thyme oil during pregnancy.
  • Don't use if you have hypertension (high blood pressure).