BACKGROUND

Among the different species of Thymus, the genus Thymus Capitatus (Coridothymus capitatus) is the most represented. It is a perennial, herbaceous shrub, growing at different altitude, from 0 to 1000 m above sea level, in the arid and rocky areas. Traditionally, plants of genus Thymus are used in culinary preparations, folk medicine, perfumery and as spasmolytic, antiseptic and expectorant. Thymus capitatus essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering parts.





REFERENCES
1) Efficacy of Essential Oils of Thymus Vulg. And Origanum Vulg. On Echinococcus granulosus. -P. E. Pensel et al., Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 693289, 12 pages. 2) Analysis of essential oil of Coridothymus capitatus (L.) and its antibacterial and antifungal activity.- Goren AC et al., Z Naturforsch C. 2003 Sep-Oct;58(9-10):687-90

COSMETIC PROPERTIES

Thymus capitatus essential oil contains a high amount of carvacrol (min.70%), which is a phenolic monoterpenoid and an isomer of thymol, that is a typical constituent of the essential oil of several Labiatae plants. Carvacrol is a strong antibacterial agent acting on the membrane of different pathogens. The phytocomplex has a large spectrum as antimicrobic and acts also against mycosis. In the Aromatic Index (an indication of the antimicrobial activity of essential oils) Coridothymus Capitatus is the first with an index of 0,873/1).

CHEMOTYPE- ACTIVE COMPOUND: Carvacrol min. 70%

APPLICATIONS

  • Recurrent cutaneous mycoses
  • Intimate hygiene
  • Bacterial folliculitis
  • Onychomycosis
Recommended dose: 0,1 ñ 0,9%





3)Chemistry and Multibeneficial Bioactivities of Carvacrol (4-Isopropyl-2-methylphenol), a Component of Essential Oils Produced by Aromatic Plants and Spices, - Friedman M.-J. Agric. Food Chem., 2014, 62 (31), pp 7652ñ7670
4) Antonia Nostro et al., Antimicrobial Activity of Carvacrol: Current Progress and Future Prospectives, Recent Pat Antiinfect Drug Discov. 2012 Apr;7(1):28-35.
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