Medicinal qualities:

In vivo

Anti-inflammatory & Wound healing

Anti-inflammatory and cicatrizing activities of thymol, a monoterpene of the essential oil from Lippia gracilis, in rodents

Riellaa, K. R., Marinhoa, R. R., Santosa, J. S., Pereira-Filhob, R. N., Cardosob, J. C., Albuquerque-Junior, R. L. C., & Thomazzia, S. M. (2012)

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Prevention of bone destructive diseases

Thymol inhibits RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis in RAW264.7 and BMM cells and LPS-induced bone loss in mice.

Sapkota, M., Li, L., Kim, S. W., & Soh, Y. (2018)

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Improved antioxidant brain status

Effect of thyme oil and thymol dietary supplementation on the antioxidant status and fatty acid composition of the ageing rat brain

Youdim, K. A., & Deans, S. G. (2000)

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In vitro

Antimicrobial

Mechanisms of Antibacterial Action of Three Monoterpenes.

Trombetta, D., Castelli, F., Sarpietro, M. G., Venuti, V., Cristani, M.,Daniele, C., Saija, A., Mazzanti, G., & Bisignano, G. (2005)

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Evaluation of Combined Antibacterial Effects of Eugenol, Cinnamaldehyde, Thymol, and Carvacrol against E. coli with an Improved Method

Pei, R. S., Zhou, F., Ji, B. P., & Xu, J. (2009)

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Activity of thymol, carvacrol, cinnamaldehyde and eugenol on oral bacteria

Didry, N.Dubreuil, L., & Pinkas, M. (1994)

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Antimicrobial efficacy of chlorhexidine digluconate alone and in combination with eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil and thymol against planktonic and biofilm cultures of Staphylococcus epidermidis

Karpanen, T. J., Worthington, T., Hendry, E. R., Conway, B. R., & Lambert, P. A. (2008)

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Anti Inflammatory

Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Thymol: Inhibitory Effect on the Release of Human Neutrophil Elastase

Braga, P. C., Dal Sasso, M., Culici, M., Bianchi, T., Bordoni, L., & Marabini, L. (2006)

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Vasorelaxant

Vasorelaxant effects of the monoterpenic phenol isomers, carvacrol and thymol, on rat isolated aorta

Peixoto-Neves, D., Silva-Alves, K. S., Gomes, M. D., Lima, F. C., Lahlou, S., Magalhães, P. J., Ceccatto, V. M., Coelho-de-Souza, A. N., & Leal-Cardoso, J. H. (2009)

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