Thyme is one of the oldest medicinal plants on record, and continues to offer a number of benefits to those who prefer to use natural remedies. In addition to its usefulness as an antiseptic, it helps ease pain, comfort those suffering from sports injuries, and speed up natural childbirth.
- Use in the bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits
- Diffuse for aromatherapy benefits
- Gargle for dental health, sore throat, and tonsillitis
- Massage, diluted, for physical ailments
- Neat to animal bites and wounds
- Use with compress for muscle pain and stiffness
Thyme essential oil can be a dermal irritant for sensitive individuals. Conduct a patch test before use. Thyme essential oil irritates the mucus membranes. Because it can stimulate menstrual flow, pregnant women should avoid thyme essential oil. Avoid contact with mucus membranes. Do not use if you are pregnant. May cause skin irritation.
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