The essence of a plant acts as a natural defense mechanism; it protects the plant from bacteria, fungi, pests, heat and cold. In fact, the essence of a plant actively participates in the plant's development. There are no two plants that smell exactly alike and the properties of each are unique, which is why the essential oils derived from these plants offer so many benefits.
The thymus gland was named after the botanical name thymus, because the gland's appearance resembled the thyme flower...
Note: Middle - 50
Parts Used: flowers from and evergreen sub-shrub up to 45 cm high
Source: water or steam distillation from the fresh or partially dried leaves and flowering tops. 1. 'Red thyme oil' is the crude distillate. 2. 'white thyme oil' is produced by further re-distillation or rectification.
The aroma of violets can cause a temporary loss of smell...
Parts Used: leaves and flowers
Source: a concrete and absolute from 1. fresh leaves, 2. flowers of the small, tender, perennial plant native to Europe and parts of Asia.
Description and Odor Effect: 1. leaf absolute is an intense dark green viscous liquid with a strong green-leaf odor and a delicate floral undertone. 2 the flower absolute is a yellowish-green viscous liquid with a sweet, rich, floral fragrance.