Progress in Essential Oils

Thyme Oil Using a combination of TLC and IR as his method of analysis, Popesco (1983) found that a thyme oil (ex. Thymus vulgaris) of Romanian origin tentatively contained the following constituents:

A thyme oil produced in a laboratory from wild plants of T. vulgaris was screened for its antimicrobial properties by Panizzi et al. (1993). In addition to confirming the strong antimicrobial properties of the oil, they found that it contained the following components:

An oil of T. zygis produced from plants collected in the wild in Morocco was analyzed by GC and GC/MS by Tantaoui- Elaraki et al. (1993). The oil, which because of its composition could not have any economic value, was found to contain the following components:

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