Oregano Oil

oregano Origanum vulgare

Oregano oil.....

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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Sunset Over Grand Canal and Gondolier, Venice, Italy

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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 - Oregano oil is a dermal toxin, skin irritant, and mucous membrane irritant. Avoid using this oil during pregnancy.

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Deep Blue Door in the Village of Mustafapasa, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey

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