Thyme: A WWII antiseptic

Aug 17, 2012


This week on the Herbal Collections blog, master herbalist Mary Colvin writes about a battle-worthy herb that can probably be found right in your kitchen.

"Thyme oil was extensively used in WWI as an antiseptic treatment.  Most of the world’s supply of thyme oil was distilled in Germany at that time. When the British and the French declared war on Germany, they had to scramble to overcome the shortage of their highly prized antiseptic used for the wounded.  Thymol is the main chemical constituent found in Thyme and it is responsible for the antiseptic and antispasmodic properties. "

Keep reading HERE.



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