This Essential Oil KILLS Strep, Herpes, Candida & Flu Virus

This plant is part of the mint family and comes from the Mediterranean basin. We talk about thymus vulgaris, more known as thyme.

The chemical compounds in the oil distilled from this plant show variations depending on the region where it grows.

Thyme has so powerful microbial properties that some oils are even not safe to use in different situations. The best and safest oil to start using it is Thymus vulgaris ct. linalool. You can use it in baths, on skin, and it’s safe for both, children and adults.

Avoid chemo types like: thymus vulgaris ct. thymol, thymus vulgaris ct. thujanol, and thymus vulgaris c.t carvacrol, as they should be used only by qualified aromatherapists. Make sure you always use thyme oil carefully, and in moderation.

This plant has potent bactericidal, antiviral, antibiotic, fungicidal, antispasmodic, diuretic, antiseptic, and expectorant properties, which is why it’s great to have it around, especially during the cold and flu season.

Besides the ability to destroy microbes, thyme stimulates the formation of white blood cells thus improving the immune system. It also helps the body flush out toxins, and improves resistance to invading organisms.

It has powerful and penetrating, yet warm and herbaceous aroma, which explains the Greek meaning of the word ‘thymos’– ‘to perfume’.

Thyme Health Benefits

Thyme has many other traditional uses, including treating respiratory infections.

It is a great pulmonary disinfectant so it helps treating colds, flues, asthma, sore throats, coughs, whooping coughs, catarrh, bronchitis, and laryngitis. Inhalation is the best way to use it for throat, nose, and chest infections.
When it comes to gingivitis, thrush, and other mouth and gum infections, use it in gargle/mouthwash or toothpaste.

Experts say even.1% solution is effective. German researchers say cough medicines are effective due to the expiration (or escalation) of the local action of the essential oil on the respiratory tract. One large study has proven that thyme oil, along with other essential oils, is effective expectorant which increases the secretion of mucus, thus relieving dry coughs.

They concluded inhalation in small amounts is the best way to obtain these benefits of thyme oil, especially when treating chronic infections which last longer in the sinuses. But, if the inhalation is too strong, it might cause opposite effects.

Thyme has long been used as a way to treat psychological and physical weakness. It helps regain strength after illness, depression, or chronic fatigue, and it’s also useful in case of insomnia.

It helps concentrate, boosts circulation, increases blood pressure that is too low, and boosts memory and even intelligence. It strengthens, balances, and revives both, body and mind.

Thyme essential oil acts on the bacteria’s enzymes due to its strong antibacterial properties. Being strong antibacterial agent and a stronger antiseptic than most used in hospitals, it has been used for disinfecting hands before surgery as a soapy solution.

It is able to kill staph at a dilution of a thousand times. A French study proved thyme used in vaporizer can destroy 90% of microbes within 3 hours. Besides deodorizing the air, it also purifies it from staphylococcus, proteus, cryptococcal, and streptococcus.


Other Uses

  • Treats urinary tract and bladder infections, and it’s a great diuretic
  • Helpful in cases of vaginitis and candida
  • Destroys nail fungus
  • Used in production of natural hand sanitizers
  • It relieves rheumatic pain, sports injuries, muscle aches and pains, sciatica, sprains, gout, and arthritis. To get these benefits, just add it to a hot compress.
  • Use diluted thyme oil or crushed dried thyme as a first aid on stings and insect bites
  • Undiluted thyme oil can help treat athlete’s foot. Just apply it on the affected area, but make sure you protect the skin using some fatty cream.
  • Treats acne or warts used as a face wash
  • Used as a hair tonic
  • Stimulates menstruation so it’s great for those with irregular periods. For this purpose, use it in a sitz bath or massage.
  • Destroys parasites
  • Speeds up the healing process of skin injuries, thanks to the present chemical compound thymol
  • It increases the amount of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA in kidney, brain, and heart cell membranes
  • Keeps insects at bay
  • Treats alopecia areata when combined with cedarwood, lavender and rosemary in a mixture of jojoba and grapeseed carrier oils. Use this mixture to massage your scalp every day for few months
  • To prevent irritation, use it in blends with grapefruit, bergamot, lavender, pine, lemon, and rosemary

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Leaves and Flowers/Buds


Pale Yellow
(May Vary, Depending on Specific Botanical, Chemotype and Distillation)


Medium and Slightly Oily

Perfumery Note


Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium – Strong

Aromatic Description

Fresh, medicinal, herbaceous.

Thyme Oil: Within Aromatherapy vs MRSA, Maggie Tisserand identifies and discusses Thyme as one of the three key essential oils that have the potential to combat MRSA. Julia Lawless lists these as other uses for Thyme Oil: Arthritis, colds, cuts, dermatitis, flu, insect bites, laryngitis, lice, muscle aches, oily skin, poor circulation, scabies, sore throat. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 57-67.]

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    1. Roxy

      It’s funny because I signed up for the oils because I love them and respect their healing abilities. My house always has an oil or two diffusing and my oil reference books are spread all over the place. All of a sudden I have 12 people signed up under me because I LOVE THESE OILS. Everyone that signs up is so excited and feel good in the comfort that I am always here to answer questions about them. THEN, commission checks started coming in the mail. Mind you, I never went out and solicited these oils. Just imagine what you can do with a little effort!!!

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      1. MultidimensionalHE

        Wow, that’s miraculous! What are you all time favorite oils? And why? In my household we desperately need to have oils diffusing to eliminate smells among doing chores more regularly. I’m seeing what a little effort can do in my life but I will get to a place where a lot of effort is something I give with no issue.

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      2. Roxy

        Well let me see. As far as oils I use the most and why: I use Lavender on wool dryer balls in the dryer for Fabulous smelling laundry. Tea Tree Oil in the wash to eliminate bacteria. Purification is one I love to use to cover odors. I love Thieves for preventing illness and it smells wonderful and spicy. I also love Lemon and add it to my all natural Thieves cleaner for an extra punch and a fresh smell. My all time favorite oil is Sacred Frankincense. It has so many healing properties and recently I had a memory associated with it. A childhood memory of walking through the marketplace in Benghazi when I was 7 years old. The entire market smelled of Sacred Frankincense. The smell took me back to the time I lived in Libya as a child. I was amazed when I made the connection.

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      3. MultidimensionalHE

        I did not know you could essential oils for all of those purposes. Do you ever use harsh cleaners in your home? How do you use the oils for in the wash to eliminate bacteria? Do you put a few drops in the washing machine or do you add it to the laundry detergent?


      4. Roxy

        I only use NATURAL cleaning products made from essential oils. Heck, I even make my own soft scrub. Yes, I add a few drops of tea tree to the washing soap tray. You would be surprised at the versatility of essential oils. They are amazing. Oils can even be used on animals. I met a couple here at the beach and they told me their dog had a hot spot and had lost hair. They came to my house and I mixed up a potion. The next time they came back to the Island we got together and the wife told me her husband was a skeptic about the oils until the dogs hair began growing back after 3 days. They signed up for oils.

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      5. Roxy

        I am going to start by sending you this link to one of my blog posts which has links to pricing.
        The next link I will send you is to the cleaner I use for everything. THIEVES. It is so powerful that you use it 1 capful to 50 parts water. Let’s start here. Also, my next project is making my own laundry detergent. I currently use Mrs. Meyers. It is ultra concentrated, all natural and smells wonderful if you get the right scent. I also use Mrs. Meyers Fab soft.

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  1. Roxy

    BTW: I just placed an order for oils and they were all FREE. $311 worth of oils for free. For some reason I got bonuses and they add up. I simply used some of my credits and I have plenty left.


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