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Castilian: Tomelloso.

English: garden thyme.

IINTRODUCCIÓN: Being one of the best - known medicinal plants used and, curiously in ancient Greece almost went unnoticed, and unlike what happened with the parsley, were his first culinary uses, such as herb. The Romans introduced in the Western world to combat the cough, but it was not until the century xl to be cultivated and popularized throughout Europe.

FEATURES: We are faced with a tortuous kills stem, woody, highly branched, less than 30 cm. tall, with lots of leaves, sharp, small (less than 1 cm. long) narrow, covered with pelusilla, white on the underside of the leaves. On its tiny surface pores are opened by summarizing the essence. The flower, white or pink, has the chalice, with two expansions in the form of lips of different size (a characteristic that lends its name to the family: lips) It begins to bloom in spring and does not rest until last summer, almost half a year during which accentuates the characteristic aroma of the plant. Also called tremoncilla, tremoncillo and Tomelloso.

LOCATION: A native of the western Mediterranean basin, are currently found in the wild in the dry and sunny slopes of the mountains of the Eurasian continent, from northern China to the Arabian Peninsula, reaching areas of East Africa (Ethiopia)


Respiratory ailments: colds, flu, sore throat, cough Irritant, tonsillitis, bronchitis, asthma, emphysema. Digestive disorders: biliary dyskinesia, digestions slow, chronic gastritis, meteorism, gastrointestinal spasms, parasites, colitis, inappetence; asthenia, convalescence, cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis.

In external use: dermatitis, boils, skin infections, dermatomycosis, vaginitis, conjunctivitis, ear infections, rhinitis, sinusitis, rheumatic pain, stomatitis, dental pain, hair loss, ulcers, bruises, sprains, bruises, burns.


Unless otherwise indicated, we recommend not to prescribe essential oils through internal during pregnancy, lactation, children under six years or patients with gastritis, gastric ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, hepatopathy, epilepsy, Parkinson and other neurological diseases.

Do not administer, or topically applied to children under six years old or people with respiratory allergies or with known hypersensitivity to this or other essential oils.

Do not prescribe oral dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Side Effects.

Caution should be exercised with the essence: it can result in allergic reactions, especially in children and, at high doses, convulsive events. Thymol, at high doses, can cause liver toxicity, albuminuria and hematuria. The prolonged use of mouthwash based on thymol, can cause tireotoxicosis.

Caution / Poisoning.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup of dessert, infuse for 10 minutes. Three cups a day, before or after meals.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 - 40 drops, 3 times a day.

Tincture (1: 5) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times a day.

Essential oil: 1 to 5 drops or 25 - 50 mg / capsule, three times a day, after meals.

External use:

Decoction: 50 g / l, boil 3 minutes, apply in the form of towels, lotions, bath, mouthwash, gargarismos, instillations ear or nose, vagina irrigation, and so on.

Alcoholaturo (50 - 60 º alcohol) in the form of friction massage and hair.

Bathroom general: to prepare a decoction of 500 g of thyme, 4 liters of water. Add the water, also hot bath. Used in dermatological diseases, respiratory and rheumatic.

Ointments, creams, gels, liniment: as a lever in rheumatic disorders, respiratory or skin.

Oleate: Implemented in the form of instillations ear.

ACTIVE: The essence of thyme is distributed by all parts of the globe, especially in flowers and leaves; has two very strong pharmacological substances: thymol and carvacrol. In addition, there are tannins, oils and a glycoside.

Medicinal properties: It stimulates the nervous and circulatory systems, muscles behind reactivate an effort (ideal for the recovery of athletes) It facilitates digestion and urination. Thymol has antiseptic properties, antispasmodic (regulates bowel movements) and worming (eliminates worms from the digestive tract) Carvacrol is an antiseptic which time applications in the cosmetics industry.

COLLECTION: Any time is good while the plant is in bloom. Cut with scissors (not to destroy the plant) branches carrying flowers. Should be left to dry in a ventilated place, then kept the twigs in a fiasco sealed from light and moisture.

USES AND APPLICATIONS: The most appropriate way to take advantage of its strengths is the infusion: two or three sticks per cup of water after meals exerting a digestive. Taken fasting for several days in a row removes intestinal parasites. Soaked gauze and applying it disinfects the wound, as well as relieving the eye conjunctivitis. It is part of the bouquet garni, consisting of a bunch thyme, oregano, parsley and bay leaf which is added to stews flavoring. Thyme soup is a first dish taste nice and it helps to digest the second.


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