Oregano Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Origanum Compactum Benth
Composition of Oil: Carvacrol, p-Cymene, Gamma-Terpinene, Thymol, and Linalool
Plant Part: Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Scent: Herbaceous and Sharp
Color: Pale Yellow
Perfumery Note: Medium
Initial Aroma Strength: Strong
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Historical Background of Oregano Essential Oil
Oregano essential oil is an oil that is extracted from a perennial herb, Oregano, which is known as “Origanum Vulgare” botanically. This flowering plant is relative to the mint family and has cool fresh aromatic leaves and flowers. For centuries, people have been using its fresh and dried flowers as a traditional flavoring additive in foods and beverages. It mainly originates in the Mediterranean region and temperate Western, Morocco, and South-western Eurasia. We source our Oregano essential oil from Morocco which falls in the category of high-quality Oregano essential oil.
We carefully gather Oregano’s fresh leaves and steam distill them. As a result of this careful processing, we get a pale-yellow colored liquid whose aroma is herbaceous and sharp which is called “Oregano essential oil.”
Ancient uses of Oregano Essential Oil
In the middle of the 18th century, physicians discovered that Oregano has some benefits and can be used as a food flavoring and medicine. As they discovered Oregano essential oil, they began using it for many health problems. They found that the Oregano plant and its oil are beneficial for promoting digestion, rejuvenating respiratory problems, and getting relief from colds and coughs. Furthermore, ancient people also began making use of Oregano essential oil to kill infectious bacteria naturally and they got success in doing so!
Modern Uses of Oregano Essential Oil
By keeping in mind the Oregano essential oil’s ancient uses, scientists began doing research on this oil. They found that Oregano essential oil is composed of plenty of powerful chemical constituents that are very useful for overall human health.
Let’s take a bird’s eye view on some of them.
- Carvacrol - Carvacrol fights against bacteria, especially those that are harmful for the stomach. It also improves digestion.
- p-Cymene - p-Cymene helps in preventing cough and colds.
- Gamma-Terpinene - Gamma-Terpinene makes Oregano essential oil good for metabolism.
- Thymol – Oregano essential oil’s property of being good for oral health is because of the presence of Thymol in it.
- Linalool - Linalool is known as promoting calmness and relaxation by reducing anxiety and stress.
You can also topically use diluted Oregano essential oil by mixing it with other essential oils and also diffuse it to get mental and physical calmness and relaxation.
Best Blending Partners for Oregano Essential Oil
Oregano essential oil becomes more effective and soothing when you mix it with other essential oils like Peppermint, Lavender, Basil, Rosemary, Bergamot, Cypress, Cedarwood, Fennel, Lemongrass, Thyme, Tea Tree, and Pine.
Disclaimer: These statements (and all statements herein) have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Essential Oils sold by VINEVIDA are to be used for cosmetic purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure, or prevent a disease or ailment. Research citations are added merely to support the claims to a certain extent. VINEVIDA makes no representation to the comprehensiveness or accuracy of the published information. Read our DISCLAIMER for further details.
Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman without a proper prescription by a specialist.