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List of Thymol
Thymol (T - Z)

Thymol Crystals


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.

Extraction
The oil is extracted from the leaf and flowering tops by the Steam distillation method.

Chemical Composition
Thymol, 4-thujanol/terpinen-4-ol, chemotypes , thymol, and linalool.

Therapeutic Properties
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.

Uses

  • 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

Precautions

  • Non-toxic
  • Can cause sensitization and irritation
  • Avoided during pregnancy and by people having very sensitive skin