Different extraction methods and antioxidant properties of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) herb
Eqbal MA Dauqan, Faten H Thamer, Khalid M Naji, Yahia Alshaibi
Medicinal plants have played an essential role in the development of human culture. Medicinal plants are a source of traditional medicine. Among different species of Thymus, (Thymus vulgaris L.) is used more than other species in therapeutic dosage forms. In Traditional medicine, Thymus vulgaris L. is cultivated in many countries by most people especially in rural areas depend on herbal medicines to treat many diseases including inflammation-related ailments such as rheumatism, muscle swelling, insect bites and pains. Also the modern medicine in essential oil of thyme has demonstrated the compounds have shown antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Thus the highlight of the paper was to review the different extraction methods and antioxidant properties of Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) herb.