Using shear homogenization, the researchers emulsified thyme oil at different concentrations--0.
The scientists found that 5% NaCas alone was only capable of emulsifying 1% thyme oil as a translucent dispersion.
Thymol was the most abundant individual compound in thyme oil
When researchers analyzed thyme oil
, they found that the major component -carvacrol- was the primary active agent.
Anise oil, hyssop oil, thyme oil, ginger oil, camomile oil and sandalwood oil were purchased from Caelo, Hilden, Germany.
The lowest selectivity index was found for the relative cytotoxic sandalwood oil, high selectivity indices could be demonstrated for hyssop oil, thyme oil and ginger oil with an SI of 13, 10 and 40, respectively.
As seen, major components of Shiraz thyme oil were: carvacrol (63.
High inhibitory effect of Shiraz thyme oil was obtained in 200 [micro]l for 10 min (17%) and no significant difference in comparison with 200 [micro]l for 20 min (25.
Scientists at the University of Maryland analyzed five commercially available essential oils, including clove bud, lavender, rosemary, red thyme and white thyme oils
, for their major constituents and antioxidant properties.
Several studies have shown that thyme oils possess antibacterial and antifungal activities, those of the phenol type being the most active (Rasooli and Razzaghi Abyanech 2004; Pinto et al.
Combining Amp B or fluconazol with thyme oils from either species examined here caused a significant decrease in the MIC of antifungal drugs, compared to their individual MIC values.
are also used in flavor and food industries, mainly in the manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics, or for flavoring chocolates, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and cough medicines.