Thymol is used in the pharmaceutical industry; it has sharp, refreshing, mint-like quality. It is used as an ingredient in different herbal products. It is also used in making antiseptic, disinfectants & other products. It is slightly soluble in cold water.
The oil is extracted from the leaf and flowering tops by the Steam distillation method.
Thymol, 4-thujanol/terpinen-4-ol, chemotypes , thymol, and linalool.
It offers excellent treatment as bronchial & lung stimulant, in coughs & colds, and due to its warming qualities is great for use in sciatica, rheumatism, arthritis, and gout.
Used as a stabilizer in pharmaceutical preparation as it has an antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic quality
Used in dusting powders for the treatment of tinea or ringworm infections
Used to treat mouth and throat infections a
Used as an ingredient in some toothpaste such as Euthymol
Used for general-purpose disinfectant and medical disinfectant
Can cause sensitization and irritation
Avoided during pregnancy and by people having very sensitive skin