Impact of thymol in thyme extracts on their antispasmodic action and ciliary clearance.

  title={Impact of thymol in thyme extracts on their antispasmodic action and ciliary clearance.},
  author={Frank Begrow and Jonas Engelbertz and Bj{\"o}rn Feistel and Romanus Lehnfeld and Katrin Bauer and Eugen J. Verspohl},
  journal={Planta medica},
  volume={76 4},
Thyme is a herb with broncholytic und secretomotoric effects. Its activity on beta (2) receptors as a possible mechanism of action was demonstrated. Major components are thymol and carvacrol which are claimed to be responsible for its effects and, therefore, used for standardization in the German pharmacopoeia (0.03 % phenols calculated as thymol). Our aim was to investigate the impact of thymol by using thyme extracts with either normal or extremely low thymol concentrations (< 0.005 % or > 0… 

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