Thyme can be used internally or externally. It is antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, and vermifugal (especially against hookworms.) Thyme has been used for thousands of years as a culinary as well as medicinal herb. It is a common ingredient in mouthwashes and retards plaque formation and gingivitis. You can combine thyme with Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemon, amd/or Tea Tree.
Contains: Steam distilled essential oil of certified organic Thymus vulgaris ct linalool leaves.
A Japanese study performed in 2001 tested thyme for its effectiveness against Streptococcus pneumoniae, a common cause of pneumonia. The other two effective oils were cinnamon bark and lemongrass. In this study, 14 oils were tested on the following pathogens: Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.
S Inouye, T Takizawa, H Yamaguchi
Similar results were found in another study. Thyme was the most effective, followed by cinnamon bark and clove bud.