Thymus, also more commonly known as wild thyme is a member of the Lamiaceae family and is native to Europe, North Africa and North America. It has antiseptic, disinfectant and anti-inflammatory effect and is well-suited for the treatment of wounds and discomfort of the gums. Children, expectant mothers and those prone to epileptic seizures should not use this oil.
In aromatherapy, it is used to alleviate depression.
see. Markus Schirner 2002 "aroma oils" Schirner Verlag, Darmstadt, 4th edition 2011