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CAS Number: 8007-11-2 ; 84012-24-8
FEMA Number: 2828
EINECS Number: 281-670-3 ; 290-371-7
Product Code: E177
INCI Name: Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Oil
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
|Capacity||10 mL/ 0.33fl.oz|
Bulk Oregano Essential Oil
Our oregano essential oil is steam distilled from the delicate green leaves of the purple flower of the herb Origanum vulgare. With its invigorating, herbaceous, pungent, sweet and tangy aroma, oregano essential oil is without a doubt one of nature’s powerhouses.
Oregano is a very close relative of marjoram, so much so that there is some confusion in the cross-pollination of their names: what is known as marjoram in Britain appears as oregano in Italy! This is the pungent aromatic herb of southern Italy, which is used, mainly in its dry form, to flavor pizzas and tomato sauces. In fact, Greek cooks are convinced that dried oregano, rigani, is best used dry and, furthermore, it is the only herb worth drying!
Oil of oregano contains two powerful compounds, carvacrol and thymol, both of which have been shown in studies to have strong antibacterial and antifungal properties. Carvacrol, a monoterpenic phenol, has widespread uses ranging from treating allergies and bacterial infections to protecting the skin. When used properly, oregano essential oil makes a great addition to any essential oil collection.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
In addition to helping purify the body and surrounding environment of unwanted microbial activity, oregano oil is a fantastic oil for healthy lung support, especially when dealing with a cold or flu. Oregano essential oil is also known to stimulate and strengthen immune function and to help regulate menstruation. It is packed with powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and pain-relieving properties, and is ideal for treating a host of infections. Due to its high concentration of antioxidants, oregano essential oil can also help reduce oxidative damage and help prevent mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, and aging due to its free radical scavenging activities.
Emotionally and energetically, oregano essential oil is warm and calming. This essential oil pleasantly stimulates the nervous system and often provides a general feeling of well-being. Oil of oregano supports emotional healing, reflection, and introspection, especially during times of situational anxiety and depression.