Thymol (also known as 2-isopropyl-5-methylphenol) is a natural monoterpenoid phenol derivative of cymene, C10H14O, isomeric with carvacrol, found to occur in varying amounts in the essential oil of several plants belonging to the genera Thymus (Thyme), Origanum (Origanum) and Carum (Ajowan) and other plants such as those belonging to the Verbenaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Ranunculaceae, and Apiaceae families. It is a refreshing colorless liquid that has in mint like refreshing quality, thus making it a preferred ingredient in herbal products.Thymol forms colourless crystals, often large, or white crystalline powder.
Thymol, one of the chemicals in thyme, is used with another chemical, chlorhexidine, as a dental varnish to prevent tooth decay. Thymol can be found in many mouthwashes and other dental products. Lister discovered thymol, a component found in essential oils, and a famous mouthwash was named after him—Listerine.
Thymol oil contains active ingredients that serve as an expectorant for patients suffering from the chronic disease. It can help promote lactation in birthing mothers who may be suffering from conditions that affect the amount of internal calcium found in their blood.
Further, Thymol Crystals are also valuable disinfectants and are popularly known for their superior antiseptic properties. as well as supports curing from bruises, burns, colds, coughs, dermatitis, eczema, edema, gout, gum infections, infectious diseases, laryngitis, oily skin, sinusitis, sore throat, sprains.
Herbal, thyme, medicinal camphor, spicy
6-Isopropyl-m-cresol, Apigyard, p-Cymen-3-ol
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Soluble in alcohol, paraffin oil; insoluble to slightly soluble in water