Description: Organic (Oregano Essential Oil) origanum vulgare is the commonly known spice oregano, a pungent and versatile culinary herb common to Italian and other Mediterranean cuisine. It has a warm, camphorous, spicy, savory and herbal aroma. A tiny bit of this powerful essential oil goes a long way. The name originates from the Greek language, a combination of the words oros, or joy, and ganos, or mountains. Hippocrates wrote much about oregano, and was one of the first to note its powerful antiseptic qualities. Today, it is a staple in spice racks everywhere, and for most, its familiar and comforting scent remains a powerful appetite stimulant.

Botanical name : Origanum vulgare

Plant Part: Leaves

Extraction Method: Steam distilled

Odor and Appearance : Pale, thin, amber-yellow liquid with a medium-strength middle fragrance note.

Country of origin : Spain

Type: Organic

Main Constituents: Carvacrol, Thymol, Gamma-Terpinene, p-Cymene, Linalool, Borneol

Common Uses: Oregano essential oil has several potential uses and benefits, primarily due to its antimicrobial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties. Here are some of the main uses of oregano essential oil:

Antibacterial and Antiviral: Oregano oil is often used to help combat bacterial and viral infections. It can be used topically (diluted with a carrier oil) on minor cuts and wounds to help prevent infection. It is also used in diffusers to help purify the air.

Antifungal: Oregano oil is effective against various types of fungi. It can be used topically for conditions like athlete’s foot or nail fungus. When diluted, it can also be used for fungal infections like candida.

Respiratory Health: Inhaling the vapors of oregano essential oil, either directly or through a diffuser, may help relieve respiratory issues such as coughs, congestion, and sinusitis due to its antimicrobial properties. It can also be added to steam inhalation.

Immune Support: Some people use oregano oil as a natural immune booster, especially during the cold and flu season. Its antimicrobial properties may help the body fend off infections.

Digestive Health: Oregano oil can be used in a diluted form to support digestion. It may help alleviate symptoms of indigestion and bloating.

Pain Relief: When diluted and applied topically, oregano oil may provide relief from sore muscles and joint pain. Its analgesic properties can help ease discomfort.

Skin Health: Oregano oil may be used topically to address skin issues like acne. However, it should be heavily diluted before applying to the skin to avoid irritation.

Dental Health: Some people use oregano oil as part of their oral care routine due to its antibacterial properties. It may help combat bad breath and support gum health.

Aromatherapy: Oregano oil is used in aromatherapy to promote a sense of alertness and well-being. Its strong, spicy scent can be invigorating.

Food Flavoring: In culinary applications, oregano essential oil is used to add a concentrated oregano flavor to dishes. It should be used sparingly and with caution, as it is potent.

Note: Middle to top note

Blend Well With: Lemon, Peppermint, Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Thyme, Clove.

Contraindications: Origanum vulgare is highly irritating to the skin, and can cause severe irritation if used undiluted. Be sure to heed all recommended dilution factors, and test on a small area of your skin until you know your tolerance. Avoid contact with the eyes, the inner ears and mucous membranes. It should also be cautioned that overuse of oregano oil can kill the good bacteria in your gut as well as the bad. Ultimately, you want to maintain an alkaline balance in the body, so high daily doses are not recommended: in all of its various applications, a little goes a very long way. If you are allergic to mint, marjoram, sage, basil or lavender, you might be allergic to oregano as well. If you are pregnant, you should avoid origanum essential oil, as it is a hormonal stimulant and has the potential to cause contractions that may lead to a miscarriage.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*

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