6 pieces of information you have to know about Thyme oil.
- Thymus vulgaris belongs to the Lamiaceae family.
- Its most active components are thymol and carvacrol that are phenolic monoterpenes.
- Thymus vulgaris essential oil possesses excellent antioxidative activity.
- Its phenolic monoterpenes (thymol and carvacrol) attribute to strong antibacterial action.
- The essential oil is used in foods as an flavour and preservative.
- It is commonly used as a feed additive in animal nutrition.