Thyme Red Essential Oil

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Wild As The Wind Thyme Red Essential Oil is a premium quality aromatherapy oil, suitable for therapeutic purposes.

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Thyme Red Essential Oil

Thyme Red Essential Oil is also known as Thyme Linalool Essential Oil. This type of Thyme Essential Oil is potentially less irritating to the skin than other types of Thyme Essential Oil.

Thyme Red Essential Oil is profoundly antioxidant and possesses many health benefits. It is deeply antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, and is one of the best essential oils for maintaining and promoting hormone balance, within both men and women, due to its progesterone promoting and balancing effects.

In addition, when aromatherapy oils, with a shorter shelf life, are blended with Thyme Red Essential Oil, this helps to extend the life of the other oils used.

Thyme Red Essential Oil positively influences the longevity of essential oils and carrier oils within the blend. This is due to the antioxidant concentrations of Thyme Red Essential Oil.

Thyme Red Essential Oil General Health Benefits

Thyme Red Essential Oil is a tremendously important aromatherapy oil that exerts positive influences on our bodies, at a systemic level. A lot of the health benefits of Thyme Red Essential Oil are comprehensively supported by scientific research, some of which is listed below.

You can read how Thyme Red Essential Oil specifically supports the following in more detail within this article:

  • Hormonal health
  • Immune health
  • Eradication of fungal infections, including Candida albicans
  • Antidepressant and de-stressing benefits
  • Possible anti-tumour benefits

Thyme Red Essential Oil Health Benefits

One of the most common uses of Thyme Red Essential Oil is for the elimination of fungal infections. This includes Candida albicans, which is a notoriously difficult infection to treat.

It is also exceptional in dealing with topical fungal infections, including fingernail and toenail fungal infections, especially when used in combination with Oregano Essential Oil and Clove Leaf Essential Oil. *These oils are all found in Thieves Oil 2020 by Wild As The Wind.

Thyme Red Essential Oil health benefits are thought to be: analgesic + antibacterial + antifungal + anti-inflammatory + antimicrobial + antioxidant + anti-rheumatic + antiseptic + antispasmodic + antiviral + cardio-protective + carminative + cicatrizant + diuretic + emmenagogue + expectorant + hypertensive + insecticide + stimulant + tonic + vermifuge

Please refer to the Glossary Of Terms for more information.

Thyme Red Essential Oil Traditional Health Benefits

Thyme Red Essential Oil traditional health benefits are thought to include:

  • Digestive health: digestive discomfort + flatulence
  • Immune boosting & immune support
  • Respiratory health: colds + flu + laryngitis
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Candida albicans
  • Muscle & joint pain
  • Wound cleansing & healing
  • Reducing the appearance of blemishes & scars
  • Convalescence
  • Improving circulation
  • Reducing risk of blood clots
  • Heart health
  • Gout
  • Arthritis & rheumatism
  • Digestive tonic
  • Blood tonic
  • Neurological tonic
  • Detoxification
  • Dermatitis
  • Scabies
  • Lice
  • Gargling

Thyme Red Essential Oil Science

There are many scientific papers supporting the broad range of benefits of Thyme Red Essential Oil. The following examples account for a small sample of the breadth of research that has been conducted.


The antimicrobial benefits of Thyme Red Essential Oil are well documented in science. Many of the benefits are due to the constituent Thymol, which can be found in high concentrations in Thyme Red Essential Oil.

Current research confirms the broad spectrum of biological and therapeutic effects of thymol and thyme EO. Antibiofilm action includes bacteria such as E. coli, L. monocytogenes, P. putida, S. aureus and (MRSA) methicillin-resistant S. aureus. Antifungal properties have been demonstrated for Fusarium spp., Aspergillus spp., Candida spp., as well as C. neoformans and C. laurentii, which were distinguished by resistance to standard antifungal therapy due to their biofilm-forming ability. Activity against parasites such as L. infantum has also been observed. Thyme EO and extracts show diverse antiviral activity against such viruses as influenza virus, HSV-1, HSV-2, and HIV-1. In silico studies on the anti-Sars-CoV-2 activity of thymol are also very promising.

Immune Boosting

Thymol, has also shown to be an effective immune-boosting agent, which increases white blood cell counts, and reduces cytokine activity.

To evaluate the potency of thymol as an immunomodulator, we evaluated its effect on spleen cell proliferation as they play a crucial role during infection and inflammation. All concentrations of thymol used in this study were significantly effective in proliferating splenocytes…

*Splenocytes are the white blood cells found in the spleen

The potent role of thymol, a natural compound, in modulation of macrophage activity was evaluated by determining all the sequential steps involved during phagocytosis. We found a significant increase in the proliferation of splenocytes in the presence of thymol and it proved to be a good mitogen. Uptake capacity of macrophages was enhanced due to increased membrane fluidity after treatment with thymol and it also increases lysosomal activity of macrophages. Data of superoxide anion generation revealed the involvement of thymol in the generation of respiratory burst as it potentiated this property of macrophages at a concentration of 150 μM. In the case of TNF-α, IL-1ß and PGE2 a decreased level of secretion was observed 154 ρg/ml, 736.1 ρg/ml, and 151 ρg/ml respectively when compared with lipopolysaccharide treated cells, where the level of these cytokines was significantly high. We also determined the anti-complementary activity of thymol which showed to be more effective than rosmarinic acid. Thus, the results obtained from the study suggest the potential role of thymol as a natural immunostimulatory drug which can be used in the treatment of various immunological disorders.

Anti-stress & Anti-depressant

Another study showed that Thyme Red Essential Oil has a role to play in stress and depression, determining that Thymol, the dominant constituent within Thyme Red Essential Oil, can reduce stress levels and mitigate depression.

Anti-tumour / Cytotoxic

When compared to the cytotoxicity, or anti-tumour effects, of other essential oils, Thyme Red Essential Oil was seen to be the most cytotoxic to three human tumour cell lines.

Thyme Red Essential Oil For Hormone Health

Thyme Red Essential Oil is known to promote the production of progesterone, making it an exceptionally important essential oil in this modern world. Sadly, both men and women are being swamped by synthetic oestrogens, known as xenooestrogens. We are being subjected daily to these oestrogen-mimicking synthetic substances.

Xenooestrogens leech from plastics into food in the food supply chain, especially when plastic is heated. The chlorine in our water is xenooestrogenic, as are all of the fire retardants on all of our soft furnishings. This includes our sofas, cushions, mattresses and pillows.

Thyme oil is one of the strongest antioxidants known, and it has been used as a medicinal herb since ancient times. Thyme supports the immune, respiratory, digestive, nervous and other body systems. It’s one of the best essential oils for hormones because it balances hormone levels — helping women with menstrual and menopausal symptoms. It also protects the body from dangerous diseases and ailments, such as stroke, arthritis, fungal and bacterial infections, and skin conditions.

Thyme essential oil has progesterone balancing effects; it benefits the body by improving progesterone production. Both men and a lot of women are low in progesterone, and low progesterone levels have been linked with infertility, PCOS and depression, as well as other imbalanced hormones within the body.

Research discussed in the Proceedings of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine noted that of 150 herbs tested for progesterone production that inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells, thyme oil is one of the top six to have the highest estradiol and progesterone binding. For this reason, using thyme oil is a great way to naturally balance hormones in the body; plus, it’s far better than turning to synthetic treatments, such as hormone replacement therapy, which can make you dependent on prescription drugs, mask symptoms while developing diseases in other parts of the body and often cause serious side effects.

By stimulating hormones, thyme oil is also known to delay menopause; it also serves as a natural remedy for menopause relief because it balances hormone levels and relieves menopausal symptoms, including mood swings, hot flashes and insomnia.

Fibroids are growths of connective tissue that occur in the uterus. Many women experience no symptoms from fibroids, but they can cause heavy periods. The causes of fibroids include high levels of estrogen and low levels of progesterone due to obesity, hypothyroidism, perimenopause or low-fiber diets.

Because thyme oil increases progesterone levels in the body, it serves as a natural fibroid treatment. Rub two drops of thyme oil on the abdomen twice daily to treat fibroids and relieve symptoms of PMS and menstruation.

Thyme Oil Kills Infections, Increases Circulation & Balances Hormones

Other important hormone balancing oils include Clary Sage Essential Oil and Marjoram Wild Essential Oil.

Wild As The Wind carries several different Clary Sage Essential Oils. Alternatives include Wildcrafted Organic Clary Sage Essential Oil and Organic Clary Sage Essential Oil.

Thyme Red Essential Oil Blends Well With

Thyme Red Essential Oil Alternatives

There is another form of Thyme Essential Oil which is commonly available, called Thyme White Essential Oil. However, as I broadly advocate using properly diluted Thyme Essential Oil directly on our skin, Thyme Red Essential Oil is the better option for these purposes. Thyme Red Essential Oil is less likely to cause any irritation when applied topically.

The compelling reasons for topical application of Thyme Red Essential Oil are because it:

  • Supports hormone health
  • Promotes progesterone production
  • Helps maintain progesterone balance
  • Helps to detox Xenoestrogens

Cautions and Contraindications

It is imperative to dilute all Thyme Essential Oils prior to applying them on your skin. Please consult How To Use Essential Oils for more information about how to blend aromatherapy oils, and how to dilute aromatherapy oils to the correct concentration.

Thyme Essential Oil should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding women.

To be avoided by children under 6.

May slow heart rate and reduce blood clotting.

According to some studies, Thyme Essential Oil may exert an oestrogenic effect in the body.

According to Tisserand & Young, in Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition): there is moderate risk of mucous membrane irritation when using Thyme Essential Oil, and may pose a drug interaction hazard. Please consult your healthcare provider if you have concerns about interactions with your medications.

Tisserand & Young state there is a low risk of skin sensitization. They recommend a dermal maximum of 1.3%.

Wild As The Wind Thyme Red Essential Oil

Wild As The Wind Thyme Red Essential Oil is a premium quality aromatherapy oil, suitable for therapeutic purposes.

  • INCI: Thyme Vulgaris Linalool
  • Plant Family: Lamiaceae
  • Extraction Method: Steam distilled
  • Parts Used: Flowers & leaves
  • Aroma: Richly herbaceous, medicinal
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, medium consistency
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Chemical family: Ketones, Monoterpenes & Phenols
  • Origin: Spain
  • Shelf Life: 6 – 7 years

Wild As The Wind also carry an Organic Thyme Red Essential Oil and Thyme White Essential Oil

Wild As The Wind Products Which Contain Thyme Red Essential Oil

Thieves Oil 2020 :: a pre-blended product suitable for topical application.

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils

Wild As The Wind offer one of the most extensive ranges of premium quality, therapeutic grade UK essential oils available online.

Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are also used domestically, for home remedies as well as in green cleaning products etc.

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Are Suitable For:

  • Diffusing & nebulising
  • Diluting to make body & bath oils (1% dilution)
  • Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution)
  • Adding to your shampoos, conditioners & liquid soaps (5 drops per 100ml)
  • Diluting to make face oils (2% dilution)
  • Formulating effective household cleaners & sanitisers (average 5% dilution)

Please consult How To Use Essential Oils for more information on how to use aromatherapy oils, and how to blend them.

However, not all essential oils are suitable for all applications. For this reason, you must read the specific safety advice, including cautions and contraindications, for the specific essential oils you intend to use.

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Wild As The Wind Essential Oil Availability

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are available in the UK.

Wild As The Wind Customer Guarantees

Wild As The Wind essential oils are cruelty-free & vegan friendly. They are also some of the purest, most bio-active essential oils in the world.

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1 review for Thyme Red Essential Oil

  1. Katie Bennett

    I seriously love this oil, I have been using it for about 3 months now. I find it helps plateau my hormone imbalance from the menopause and I have found its easing my digestive / anxiety issues.

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