- Botanical name: Thymus vulgaris L.
- Method of extraction: steam distillation of flowering tops
- Ingredients: function of chemotypes, trans-thuyanol, linalool
Chemotyped thymes (linalool, thujanol, etc.) are typical plants of the Mediterranean region. They are perennial plants that bloom early. The harvest takes place in May-June. The scent is typical of the dry product for culinary use.
World production is estimated at 3 tons for each of the 2 chemotypes, while the SCA3P has a production of about 500kg.
The product is only intended for aromatherapy.