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Thymol, the main ingredient of the volatile oil of thyme, has been shown to be twenty times more powerful an antiseptic than the standard phenol, yet, unlike phenol, it does not erode or even irritate mucosa or skin exposed to it: it can thus be safely taken internally . Thyme is active against a wide variety of intestinal worms as Necator americanus and species of Ascarides and Oxyuris, there is a general ability to significantly change the bacterial population of the gut. Thymol disinfect also the bronchial and pulmonary passages and the urinary tubules, it is also used locally against fungal growths. Considering all above properties of Thymus it is used extensively by local healers, however it is always difficult to judge when the poisoning of the hostís body commences; therefore it is recommended that no one short of expert at the task should take it on, and this may call upon professionals and medical school students to intervene for further research and training of local healers.