caryophyllene oxide (0.1–0.4%)
*correct isomer not identified
A commercial sample of thyme
oil (originating from T. vulgaris) of
unknown origin was determined.
Bosquez-Molina et al. (2010) using
GC-FID and GC/MS to possess the
camphene ( 1.0%)
p-cymene ( 15.0%)
g-terpinene ( 12.0%)
camphor ( 1.0%)
menthone† ( 13.0%)
isomenthone† ( 3.0%)
methyl thymol (0.5%)
geraniol ( 2.0%)
thymol ( 47.0%)
geranyl acetate (0.2%)
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10-epi-g-eudesmol† t 0.1
T-cadinol 0.1 0.3
a-cadinol 0.1 0.1
t = trace (<0.05%)
† uncommon thyme constituents require corroboration