Oregano is a perennial plant of the mint family that is native to Europe, the Mediterranean, and southern and central Asia. It has purple flowers. It’s an important culinary herb and is often used in Mediterranean cooking. It’s also used in Turkish, Portuguese, Greek, Spanish, and Latin American cooking.
The leaves are used in cooking, and the leaves and flowering stems in the making of essential oil. The plant is a favorite of bees.
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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 - USA, Bulgaria, Turkey, Spain and Italy
Traditional Use – Oregano oil is used as a fragrance component in soaps, colognes and perfumes, especially men’s fragrances.
Properties - Analgesic, anthelminthic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, choleretic, cytophylactic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, parasiticide, rubefacient, stimulant, and tonic.
Benefits - If used on the skin it should be extremely diluted. Arthritis, bronchitis, colds, flu, general debility, infections, muscular pain, respiratory infection, and rheumatism.
Blends Well With - Bay, bergamot, camphor, cedarwood, chamomile roman, citronella, cypress, eucalyptus (all), lavandin, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, oakmoss, orange, petitgrain, pine, rosemary, spike lavender, tea tree, thyme linalol, and thyme red.
Safety Data -
is a dermal toxin, skin irritant, and mucous membrane irritant. Avoid using this oil during pregnancy.
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