Each week our members can participate in a survey. Here’s what we asked this week…
Which of the following statements about the constituent thymol, found in bergamot/bee balm, is incorrect?
- A. Thymol is extracted from Thymus vulgaris (common thyme) and is found in oil of thyme. (26%)
- B. Thymol is an antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal agent used as a stabilizer in pharmaceutical medicines. (30%)
- C. Thymol was used by the ancient Egyptians in their preparations for mummification. (14%)
- D. Thymol stimulates the liver to increase bile production. (20%)
- E. Thymol is in a naturally occurring class of compounds known as biocides. (10%)
Thank you to all members who participated in this week’s survey!
20% answered correctly with D.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Thymol does not stimulate the liver to increase bile production. The compound thymol is an active constituent in bergamot (bee balm). Thymol is also found in oil of thyme and common thyme. Thymol is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal agent. The ancient Egyptians did derive thymol from thyme to use in their mummification preparations. Compounds known as biocides are indeed known for their antibiotic properties and thymol is in this naturally occurring class of biocidic compounds. Thymol is also used by pharmaceutical companies to stabilize various drug preparations.