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Thyme Linalool (Thymus vulgaris ct. Linalol)

 

 

 

 

 

Botanical Characteristics

  • Scientific Name : Thymus vulgaris ct. Linalol
  • Family : Lamiaceae
  • Origin : Mediterranean regions

 

 

Description

 

Linalool Thyme is a specific variety of thyme (Thymus vulgaris) known for its composition of linalool, a particular component of its essential oil. It is a sub-shrub with dark green foliage, small oval leaves, and small pink to lilac flowers, creating an attractive and aromatic appearance.

 

 

 

Climate and Cultivation

  • Thyme with Linalool thrives in a sunny and dry climate.
  • It adapts well to well-drained and poor soils.
  • Multiplication is usually done by cuttings.

 

 

In Mythology

 

Thyme was often associated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. According to legend, Aphrodite created thyme while mourning the death of Adonis. Thyme is sometimes considered a symbol of strength and courage, perhaps due to its resilient nature and antiseptic properties. In ancient Rome, thyme was also associated with courage, bravery, and energy. Roman soldiers sometimes carried bouquets of thyme into battle to boost their energy and reinforce their bravery.

 

 

 

Keywords

 

Shield, gentle healing, purifying, protection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thyme Linalool Essential Oil

 

Origin and Extraction : Thyme Linalool essential oil is extracted from the flowering tops of the Thymus vulgaris plant, a specific variety of thyme. Its main characteristic is its rich linalool composition, giving it soothing properties and a softer scent than other thyme varieties. Extraction is done by steam distillation.

 

 

 

Appearance and Scent : It has a clear color, ranging from pale yellow to colorless. Its scent is characteristic of thyme, but with a softer, floral, and slightly lemony note, thanks to the predominant presence of linalool.

 

 

 

Chemical Composition : Thyme Linalool essential oil is rich in linalool, a monoterpene, as well as other components such as terpinene-4-ol. These components give the oil antiseptic, anti-infectious, and relaxing properties.

 

 

 

Historical Virtues

 

Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties : It can be used to help fight bacterial and fungal infections due to its antimicrobial properties.

 

Immune, Respiratory, and Digestive Support : Thyme Linalool essential oil is reputed for its potential to support the immune system. It can be used in diffusion to purify the air and create a healthier atmosphere, in inhalation to relieve congestion and help clear the respiratory tract, and some people use it for its beneficial properties for the digestive system, especially in cases of mild digestive disorders.

 

Anti-inflammatory : Linalool, present in this variety of thyme, has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation and relieve associated symptoms.

 

Soothing and Relaxing : This essential oil may be gentler on the skin compared to other thyme chemotypes. It can be used to relieve skin irritations and soothe the skin. Additionally, linalool has calming and relaxing properties. When diffused, this essential oil can help create a soothing atmosphere, thus contributing to mental relaxation.

 

Antioxidant : Linalool has antioxidant properties that can help protect cells against damage caused by free radicals.

 

 

 

Note : Thyme Linalool essential oil, with its gentleness and soothing benefits, offers an interesting alternative for those who wish to benefit from the properties of thyme without the intensity sometimes associated with other thyme varieties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thyme Linalool Hydrolat

 

 

Origin and Production Process : Thyme Linalool hydrolat is obtained by steam distillation of the aerial parts of the Thymus vulgaris ct. linalool plant, a variety of thyme known for its high linalool content. This distillation process captures the water-soluble molecules and aromatic compounds of thyme, producing a hydrolat with unique properties.

 

 

 

Appearance and Scent : This hydrolat is clear, slightly tinted water, with a subtle and delicate scent. Its aroma is fresh, herbaceous, with sweet and floral notes characteristic of thyme linalool, making it pleasant for a variety of uses.

 

 

 

Historical Virtues

 

For consumption : It easily flavors sauces, broths, or vegetable soups. It also pairs well with sweet dishes due to the sweet and honeyed aroma of thyme, allowing it to be used for pastry or custard. Over time, thyme was used to sanitize and make preparations more digestible due to its bactericidal action, much like rosemary and laurel. This hydrolat is a valuable ally in case of indigestion, and it is also a very effective anti-infective in cases of colds, bronchitis...

 

On the skin : As an anti-infective, it purifies the skin and combats acne.

 

On the hair : It purifies the scalp.

 

In the environment : Sprayed in the air, it helps counteract stress and fatigue and sanitizes surfaces and the bathroom.

 

 

 

Note : Thyme Linalool hydrolat, with its soothing and regulating properties, is a versatile product for skin care and well-being rituals, offering a gentle and beneficial aromatic experience for skin and respiratory health.

 

 

 

 

WARNING

 

The information on properties, indications, and usage comes from reliable sources in aromatherapy, hydrolatherapy, and phytotherapy, such as specialized books and reputable websites. These data are frequently found in these sources and are often supported by observations in scientific environments. However, it is essential to emphasize that those informations are provided for informational purposes only. It should not be considered as medical advice and cannot engage our responsibility. For any therapeutic use, it is strongly recommended to consult a qualified healthcare professional.

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