Thymus vulgaris

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Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that contains alcohols (linalool), flavonoids, saponins, tannins and volatile oils (e.g., carvecrol, phenol, terpinine and thymol). Primarily used as a culinary seasoning, thyme is antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, carminative, diaphoretic and an expectorant; it is used for colds, upper respiratory tract infections, and topically in liniments for rheumatic pain.
In excess, thyme can cause gastrointesinal discomfort; it should not be used in pregnancy.

Thymus vulgaris,

n See thyme.
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One of our objectives was to investigate the possibility of reducing the use of the synthetic preservative by replacing it with the essential oil of Thymus vulgaris.
Preparation of herbal extracts: Thymus vulgaris and Achillea millefolium were collected from the Isfahan Research Farms and then mended and filtered.
Thymus vulgaris was grown for three months in outdoor beds consisting of silty clay soil (http:// websoilsurvey.
Chemical composition, antibacterial and antioxidant activities of a new chemo-type of Tunisian Thymus vulgaris oils growing in Sayada.
Results of this research showed that foliar application of micronutrients and period of irrigation made the more essential oil in flower of Boragoofficinalis, Calendula officinalis, Thymus vulgaris and Alyssum desertorum and there are significant differences between treatments in two seasons (tables 2-3).
Table 1 Antimicrobial activity of Thymus vulgaris and Eucalyptus globulus essential oils against tested bacteria.
Effect of some fertilization treatments on Thymus vulgaris plant cultivated under north Sinai conditions.
Effects of spacing and harvesting time on herbage yield and quality/quantity of oil in thyme, Thymus vulgaris L.
Effect of soil type and irrigation intervals on plant growth, essential oil yield and constituents of Thymus vulgaris plant.
Influence of growth regulators in biomass production and volatile profile of in vitro Plantlets of Thymus vulgaris L.
In this study, we used Thymus vulgaris, which is an important medicinal plant in the Labiatae family, as a reference plant for comparisons of the total phenolic content and antioxidant activity.
In one study revealed that administration of thymus vulgaris at the dose of 1-100 mg/kg is effective in prevention of passive cutaneous anaphylaxis [5].