OREGANO ESSENTIAL OIL
Our organically crafted Oregano Essential Oil is steam distilled from the delicate, green leaves of the purple-flowering of the Origanum vulgare herb, cultivated in the Hungary. With its enlivening warm, herbaceous, spicy-sweet and peppery aroma, Oregano Essential Oil is certainly one of nature's powerhouses.
Oregano is a very close relative of Marjoram, so much so there is some confusion in the cross-pollination of their names: what is known as Marjoram in Britain turns up as oregano in Italy! This is the pungently aromatic herb of southern Italy, the one that is used, mainly in its dried form, flavour pizzas and tomato sauces. Indeed, Greek cooks are convinced that dried oregano - rigani - is best used in dried and what's more is the only herb worth drying!
Oregano Oil contains two powerful compounds, Carvacrol and Thymol, both of which have been shown in studies to have strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Carvacrol, a monoterpenic phenol, has widespread uses ranging from treating allergies and bacterial infections to protecting the skin. When used appropriately, Oregano Essential Oil makes an excellent addition to any essential oil collection.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
Along with helping to purify the body and surrounding environment from unwanted microbial activity, Oregano Oil is a fantastic oil for healthy lung support, especially when one is dealing with a cold or flu. Oregano Essential Oil is also known for boosting and strengthening immune function and for helping to regulate menstruation. It is packed with potent antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and analgesic properties, and is great for using to treat a myriad of infections. Due to its high concentration of antioxidants, Oregano Essential Oil can also help reduce oxidative damage and help in preventing mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, and aging due its free radical scavenging activities.
Emotionally and energetically, Oregano Essential Oil is warming and calming. This essential oil is pleasantly stimulating to the nervous system and often provides a general feeling of well-being. Oregano Oil supports emotional healing, reflection, and introspection, especially during times of situational anxiety and depression.
Kids Safety: Safe to use topically with children 10 years of age and older. Dilute to a .5% dilution rate for topical application.
Practice safe diffusing:
- Diffuse in an open, well-ventilated area.
- Keep children out of the direct line of mist.
- Diffuse in 30-60 minute intervals with ample break periods for safe and effective use.
PART USED Flowering Tops
SYNONYMS Origanum vulgare L.
COMMON NAMES Wild Marjoram, Origanum
EXTRACTION METHOD Steam Distilled Essential Oil
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Middle to Top Note
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