Oregano Oreganum vulgare  Essential Oil Information

Oreganum vulgare

Oregano Essential Oil


Botanitcal Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Oreganum vulgare

Wild marjoram

USA, Turkey

Flowers, buds, leaves








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Pale yellow

Thin

Strong








Fragrance

Spicy and herbaceous












Benefits

Treats indigestion, diarrhea, upset stomach, vomiting, and menstrual cramps, plus respiratory problems such as bronchitis, asthma, coughs, and colds.  Calms muscle spasms, stiff joints, and treats fungal infections of finger and toenails















Blends Well With

Basil, Bergamot, Camphor, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Citronella, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Orange, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Thyme














Constituents

Carvacrol, thymol, cymene, caryophyllene, pinene, bisabolene, linalool, borneol, geranyl acetate, linalyl acetate, terpinene













Properties

Analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antiviral, carminative, choleretic, cytophylactic, diphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, rubefacient, stimulant, tonic















Safety

Skin irritant and mucous membrane irritant
















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