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Sources: Mediterranean Europe and Africa
Extraction: Steam distilled
Scent: strong, sweet, herbal
- Good antiseptic
- Useful for respiratory diseases
Properties: antiseptic, anti-bacterial, antispasmodic, expectorant, insecticide, stimulant
Uses: stimulate immune system, disinfectant, colds, flu, sinusitis, coughs , increase mental clarity
Cautions: Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use if you have high blood pressure. Skin and mucus membrane irritant.
Thujanol: stimulating, antiviral
Thymol: anti-infection, stimulant but also an irritant (Schnaubelt)
Metcalfe states CT Linalol is less harsh but an effective antimicrobial and good for coughs, colds, immune system