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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Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) from eastern morocco.
Part of the essential oil of thyme is also one of the main ingredients of some brands of mouthwash.
Oil of thyme is used, albeit very sparingly because of its potency, as a gargle or mouthwash for sore throats and inflamed gums.