Oregano Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowering plant
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Warm, spicy-herbaceous, and camphoraceous
Largest Producing Countries: Hungary, Spain, and USA
Traditional Use: Both the plant and the oil are used for culinary preparations. The oil is also known for its antimircobial and digestive properties.
Properties: Analgesic, anthelminthic, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, tonic
Benefits: Colds, congestion, infections, insect bites and stings, muscular aches and pains.
Blends Well With: Bay, bergamot, camphor, cedarwood, chamomile, citronella, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, oakmoss, orange, petitgrain, pine, rosemary, tea tree, thyme
Of Interest: Olive and almond trees may help fertilize oregano plants when planted together.
Safety Data: May cause skin irritation. Avoid while pregnant.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).