Oil of Thyme
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Title: Oil of Thyme
Literature References: Volatile oil distilled from flowering plant Thymus vulgaris L., Labiatae. Constit. 20-40% by vol of thymol and carvacrol; cymene, pinene, linalool, bornyl acetate.
Properties: Colorless to reddish-brown liq; pleasant thymol odor; sharp taste. d2525 0.894-0.930. aD25 <-4°. nD20 1.4830-1.5100. Very slightly sol in water; sol in 2 vols 80% alcohol. Keep well closed, cool and protected from light.
Optical Rotation: aD25 <-4°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4830-1.5100
Density: d2525 0.894-0.930
NOTE: Often misnamed "oil of origanum."
Therap-Cat: Rubefacient, counterirritant, antiseptic, carminative.

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