Thyme oil (Thymus vulgaris)

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6 pieces of information you have to know about Thyme oil.


6 pieces of information:

  1. Thymus vulgaris belongs to the Lamiaceae family. 
  2. Its most active components are thymol and carvacrol that are phenolic monoterpenes.
  3. Thymus vulgaris essential oil possess excellent antioxidative activity.
  4. Its phenolic monoterpenes (thymol and carvacrol) attribute to strong antibacterial action.
  5. The essential oil is used in foods as aroma and preservative.
  6. It is commonly used as feed additive in animal nutrition.