White Thyme essential oil, thymus zygis, contains antiviral and antibacterial properties. Kills airborne bacteria when used in a vaporizer or diffuser, and may provide relief of symptoms from bronchitis or pneumonia. White thyme essential oil ,used in the presence of infectious diseases, is said to stimulate the production of white blood corpuscles. White thyme oil is also good for fatigue, depression, circulation, headaches, colds and respiratory problems and muscular pain.
White Thyme, thymus zigis, has numerous woody stems 6-10 inches high, covered in fine hair, and flattish round leaves, growing in pairs. The flowers, small bluish-purple, two-lipped, are borne in whorled, dense, head-like clusters, blooming from May to September and like the rest of the plant, are heavily scented. Thyme White essential oil blends well with the following essential oils: bergamot, lemon, rosemary, melissa (lemonbalm), lavender, lavandin, marjoram, Peru balsam and pine.
White thyme oil cautions - Sweet thyme has been rectified to make it more 'user-friendly' but still use it sparingly. Do not make a habit of using thyme. Avoid therapeutic (therapuetic) doses of thyme and thyme oil in any form during pregnancy because the herb is a uterine stimulant. Thyme oil can irritate mucous membranes. Always dilute it well with a proper carrier oil before using. Excessive internal use of thyme can lead to symptoms of poisoning and to over stimulation of the thyroid gland. Use with caution.
White thyme oil properties - Antiasthmatic, antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, sedative.