Cold and Flu
Thyme is naturally antifungal and antibacterial. Other antiseptic qualities make Thyme very useful as a disinfectant, especially useful as a suppressive for mold and fungus. It has also been historically used as a remedy for toe fungus, often with Oregano essential oil. Its antispasmodic qualities provide relief to some women suffering from menstrual cramps. Finally, it is a great cough and sore throat remedy. The dōTerra Essential Oil Thyme is of the botanical family Lamiaceae (Labiatae) and is grown in Germany with the oil being processed by steam distillation form the herb.
Thyme is very effective against fungus and mold when diffused in the general area. Thyme is certified as GRAS by the FDA and can be taken internally. For sore throats, laryngitis, or congestive infections take with juice, agaves, or honey or it may be gargled or used in oil pulling. It can be applied neat to areas of fungus, like toenails. Thyme can also be used as a surface disinfectant.
Precautions Consult professional advice before use by those who are pregnant or nursing mothers. Can be a strong skin irritant Do not use without dilution.
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