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Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) is a plant of the genus thyme in the Lamiaceae, referred to as thyme. The main production areas are France, Spain, the Mediterranean countries, and Egypt. It is mostly produced in the areas north of the Yellow River in China. Its cosmetics use extracts of dried whole plants.
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External uses of thyme include preparations to wash skin wounds or infections. Experience indicates that thyme has stronger antiseptic effects than hydrogen peroxide or phenol. Thyme macerated in oil and applied as poultices have analgesic effects on rheumatism, sprains, or stiff neck. Scrubbing with thyme macerated in alcohol has the same effects. Thymol is extensively used in the cosmetic industry to prepare mouth wash and toothpaste.
Wild thyme contains volatile oil 0.8% -1.35%, of which the main chemical component is thymol (accounting for 53% of the volatile oil), and the rest are p-cymene, γ-terpinene, α-terpinene, gingerene, etc.;
Non-volatile components include 9-cymene-β-D-glucoside, 5-β-D-glucoside thymohydroquinone, 2-β-D-glucoside thymoquinone, baicalein glucoside, luteolin —7—Glucoside, apigenin and glutinous rice etc.
Extraction processing method
The volatile oil of wild thyme can be obtained by steam distillation. Dry grass can be extracted with water, alcohol or other solvents according to conventional methods, and finally concentrated to dry powder. If alcohol is used as a solvent for extraction, the yield is about 15%.
European thyme has antibacterial and bactericidal effects and has a good inhibitory effect on various body odor-producing bacteria, such as Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus acnes, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, and Staphylococcus aureus.
Application in cosmetics&skin care products
Thyme essential oil is a commonly used fragrance for food and cosmetics. Fibronectin is a lower-level protein secreted by epidermal cells and then develops into protein fibers in epidermal cell culture.
Thyme extract has a promoting effect on its production, and at the same time it inhibits elastase, collagenase, etc., showing activating and anti-wrinkle properties;
Thyme extract can still be used as an anti-inflammatory agent, antibacterial agent, moisturizer, hair growth agent, and deodorant.
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