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 research suggests that incorporating thyme oil at 4% levels into sweet potato starch-based coatings could extend the shelf life of eggs during their storage.
The combination of thyme oil and chloramphenicol against all the tested bacteria, except S.
Wild thyme grows in such profusion around the vineyards that, he says, "There's a yellow oil slick in the air in late January of thyme oil, which gets absorbed into the skins of the grapes."
products like milk, black pepper oil, and thyme oil, among other things,
Thymol and carvacrol, which are the principal constituents of thyme oil [3,13] have been reported to act as antioxidant [10,19,21], antimicrobial agent [9,33], antifungal agent [20] treatment for respiratory tract diseases [16], wound healing, a stomachic carminative, diuretic, urinary disinfectant and vermifuge [7].
Making a tea using equal amounts of thyme oil and pine oil with juice of a half lemon and some honey may be a natural remedy for bronchial asthma, whooping cough and phlegm in the lungs.
The researchers also tested thyme oil for its antimicrobial activity along with seven other essential oils.
As thymol, one of the major components of thyme oil with a phenolic structure, has been credited with a series of pharmacological properties, that include antimicrobial and antioxidant effects, the aim of this study was to explore whether it can also interfere with the release of elastase by human neutrophils stimulated with the synthetic chemotactic peptide N-formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP).
McIntyre and Bayer are replacing a steam-heat process with a treatment made from cinnamon-bark oil, thyme oil, oregano oil and lemongrass oil.
When the researchers tested the essential oils, they found thyme oil to be the most active, reducing the inflammatory enzyme COX-2 levels by almost 75 percent.
The major active components of thyme oil--thymol, carvacrol and gamma-terpenine--have been found to act as inhibitors of lipid peroxidation and to be free radical scavengers, suggesting that thyme oil possesses useful antioxidant properties.