thyme oil

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thyme oil

[′tīm ‚ȯil]
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An essential oil found in the flowers of the thymes Thymus vulgaris or T. zygis, a colorless to reddish-brown liquid with a sharp taste and pleasant aroma, soluble in alcohol, slightly soluble in water; used in medicine, perfumery, cosmetics, flavoring, and soap.
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The main aim of this investigation was to determine the possibility of using the essential oil of thyme as an antibacterial agent in leather processing.
Oil of thyme is used, albeit very sparingly because of its potency, as a gargle or mouthwash for sore throats and inflamed gums.
The essential oil of thyme may be diluted and added to baths, or diffused into the air to relieve cold symptoms.
The essential oil of thyme (Origanum syriacum) showed significant increase in quantity obtained when undergo hydrodistillation after soaking and by addition of sodium chloride during separation in which these conditions can increase yield with no effect on quality as occur in our study.