The essential oil of Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) is a symbol of lasting love, of fidelity, it recalls the story of Ariadne, abandoned by Theseus then loved by Dionysus.
By placing a sprig under the pillow, dreams will be made that reveal the identity of true love. Capable of instilling courage, tipping the scales in favor of decisions and action. In the Middle Ages, the ladies embroidered spikes of thyme on the vests of the knights, so that they would not retreat in the face of danger.
The Italian Ministry of Health recognizes its healthy action on the well-being of the nose and throat, its ability to thin bronchial secretions and its antioxidant action. It has a digestive function, regulates gastrointestinal motility and helps eliminate air.
In aromatherapy it is considered excellent for eliminating colds, sinusitis, sore throats and febrile states, it is also used against gastritis and intestinal parasites.
Very effective in case of muscle contractions, joint pain, bruises and rheumatism.
Powerful antiseptic and antibacterial.
Very good in cooking, try making a flavored butter with a few drops of the essential oil of common thyme, or adding it to extra virgin oil.
It is a tonic for psychophysical activities, strengthens the memory, counteracts anxiety and insomnia.
- Home diffuser: add 2 drops to 100 ml of water Steam inhalation: add 2 drops of essential oil in 1 l of hot water and salt. Inhale for about 20 minutes, keeping your eyes and mouth closed.
- Bathtub: emulsify 3-4 drops of essential oil with coarse salt — or alternatively milk, cream, or honey — to add to the hot water (so that the oil doesn’t evaporate due to the heat)
- Massages: dilute 1 drop of essential oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil.
- Food: we recommend 1 drop per 100 gr of food, to add after cooking (we recommend moderation, the flavor is very strong).
Caution: always use with moderation. Do not use in case of chronic diseases, pregnancy, or when breastfeeding. If in doubt, please consult your doctor.