Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thyme (Linalol)


thymus vulgaris sp linalol-distilled from the leaves and flowering tops.  Blends with BERGAMOT, LEMON, ROSEMARY, MELISSA, LAVENDER, MARJORAM, PERU BALSAM, PINE.  This is one of the milder THYME types without the heavy concentration of thymol, carvacol. There are nearly a hundred varieties of Thyme.(or more)  You may grow some in your garden.  Creeping Thyme, Mother of Thyme, Woolly Thyme, Silver Thyme, Lemon Thyme etc.  Although each are not usually distilled for oil, they could be.  Thus, Thyme has many chemotypes and possible variations in personality.  There is also RED THYME (thymus Serpyllum) known as "The Sergeant", Hard Core Wake Up Call.

CAUTIONS:  Highly irritant, especially the Carvacol types, usually non-sensitizing. Avoid with pregancy and high blood pressure.  Best suited for diffusing and inhalation.

CHARACTER: "Empowering Courage"  Invigorating, Assisting.  In Greek, “thyme” means courage  
ETHERIC COLORS: Reddish Orange, Blue, Deep Green, Yellow
CRYSTALS:  Pearl, Sodalite, Tiger Eye, Bloodstone      
CHAKRA:  6 & 3      
ELEMENT:  Fire & Water
NOTE:  Top to Mid           
ASTRO:  Venus, Mars
ENERGY TYPE: 4, 1

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Fortified, Balanced, Tolerant, Courageous, Supportive, Decisive, Alert, Focused, Concentration, Warming

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Lack of direction, Weakness, Overreactive, Nervous debility, Blockages

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Acne, bruises, burns, cuts, eczema, insect bites, arthritis, muscle aches, edema, obesity, poor circulation, sprains, bronchitis, coughs, sore throat, diarrhea, colds, flu, infections

PROPERTIES: Very anti-bacterial, especially against Staph.  More effective than many chemical disinfectants. Also is anti-viral and supports the formation of white blood cells.

PERSONALITY:
+ Charming, intelligent, proud, honest, straightforward.  Has command over their actions and deeds.  Exuberant freshness that transfers to almost everything they do.
+ Full of new ideas and projects. Has a built in genius that allows them to look at things in fresh and unique ways, bringing life to any project they’re involved in.  Inventive streak, which is helpful in science. Ability to understand difficult moral situations. They do well in personnel, counseling, or spiritual leadership.
+ They like to hold back until they know a person well.
+ Able to command attention even though they don’t ask for it.
+ Considerate, thoughtful, discreet. Usually strong, silent type. Reserved introvert.
+ Inner strength, fortitude, gentle persuasion. Colorful character.
+ Great affinity with children.  Children feel confident with them.
+ Falls in love easily, when they do, it’s hook, line, and sinker. Perhaps this is because they spend so much time alone.  They are at ease with their own company.
+ Revolutionary outlook. Honest, open.  The world is a good place.
+ Make easy going travelers. But, must live at their own pace, and loved as is.
-If negative, are quick to anger.  Prone to nervous problems. May be high strung
-Seems to be prey to all sorts of diseases.
The variation of THYMOL is more of a simple man of the soil with no trace of cunning.  He is  not given much to speaking, rarely reveals what he experiences.  His kindness is natural and modest.



ARCHETYPES:  INVENTOR, COUNSELOR, MENTOR, CHILD WOUNDED, REVOLUTIONARY, WANDERER, HERMIT, MONK

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