Thyme is the herb of some members of the genus Thymus of aromatic perennial evergreen herbs in the mint family Lamiaceae. Thymes are relatives of the oregano genus Origanum. They have culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses, and the species most commonly cultivated and used for culinary purposes is Thymus vulgaris.
Thyme hydrosol showed a minimum microbicidal activity against Candida albicans (pathogenic yeast).
Thyme water demonstrated bactericidal activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella paratyphi, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Vibrio vulnificus, Pseudomonas luteola.[1:1]
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Title: Antimicrobial and antioxidant potentials, total phenolic contents of some herbal waters
Publication: European Journal of Biological Research
Date: February 2021
Study Type: In Vitro
Author(s): Aydin, Sinem; Caniklioğlu, Ayşegül
Institution(s): Giresun University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Giresun, Turkey
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