Origin: Thyme is found in Great Britain, France, and America. Not so much cultivated as it grows wild. Thyme likes hilly, fairly rocky places. It is a low plant, focuses on the earth as you need to look down to find it.
Description: Strong, sweet and pungent with an antiseptic undertone.
History: Thyme is a popular oil and goes back as far as ancient Egyptian and Roman times. It was used in the Middle Ages for its strong antiseptic properties.
Properties and Indications:
Highly antiseptic and anti-bacterial
Deep cleanser, particularly for the blood and capillary circulation
Stimulating to the digestive system particularly the large intestine
Vermifuge - tinea, amoebas, intestinal parasites
Stimulates the immune system
Respiratory system - along with Cinnamon, it is one of the most powerful essential oils to prevent infection