With its origins in France, the Mediterranean regions and other parts of southern Europe, Thyme has been widely used for centuries to soothe the mind, body and soul.
Thyme has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Thyme is a nutrient-rich oil containing bioflavonoids and antioxidants. Thyme can help promote hair growth by both stimulating the scalp and actively preventing hair loss. Thyme was also found to be helpful in treating alopecia areata. "However, it’s the bioflavonoids, specifically, that have brought much recent attention to thyme and its ability to promote hair growth, as they have been shown to play an important role in the formation of new hair strands." Generally speaking, reducing inflammation on the scalp and hair follicles makes for an overall healthier scalp and ultimately a healthier environment for hair to grow.