Thyme Oil Studies

Scientific and clinical studies that have involved thyme essential oil:

Antifungal effect of essential oils on southern yellow pine (PDF)

"Thyme and Egyptian geranium oils were efficacious against T.viride, P.chrysogenum, and A. niger on southern pine dip treated with the oils, while dill weed oil inhibited all test fungi by vapor exposure. Thyme oil provided protection from mold growth on SYP for at least 20 weeks, even when diluted in 1:8 ratio. These antimycotic natural compounds may be useful for inhibition of mold fungi on wood in service or during storage of building materials, such as framing lumber, millwork, or truss systems."
Note: Study was using Thymus zygis (aka Spanish thyme).

Vina W. Yang (corresponding author), Carol A. Clausen
US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, WI 53705-2398, USA

See the Thyme Oil Profile page for more information on thyme essential oil.

Print article to PDFDownload PDF