Thyme & Thyme Oil Profile
Baker, Brian P.; Grant, Jennifer A.
Thyme is a commercially important herb cultivated in Mediterranean and temperate climates. The leaves, flowers, and oils extracted from the plant are widely used as food ingredients in a variety of cuisines, and therefore considered safe. For pesticidal purposes, thyme, thyme oil, and its main active constituent thymol have demonstrated anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and insecticidal properties.
NYS IPM Type: Minimum Risk Pesticide
New York State IPM Program
Community IPM; Integrated Pest Management; Minimum Risk Pesticides; essential oil; Mosquito repellent; Asian citrus psyllid repellent; whitefly; post-harvest handling; mites; Staphylococcus; honey bees; organic