CAS Number: 8007-11-2 ; 84012-24-8
FEMA Number: 2828
EINECS Number: 281-670-3 ; 290-371-7
Product Code: PEO1121
INCI Name: Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Oil
Oregano is a very close relative of Marjoram, so much so there is some confusion in the cross-pollination of their names: what is known as Marjoram in Britain turns up as oregano in Italy! This is the pungently aromatic herb of southern Italy, the one that is used, mainly in its dried form, flavour pizzas and tomato sauces. Indeed, Greek cooks are convinced that dried oregano - rigani - is best used in dried and what's more is the only herb worth drying!
Oregano Oil contains two powerful compounds, Carvacrol and Thymol, both of which have been shown in studies to have strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Carvacrol, a monoterpenic phenol, has widespread uses ranging from treating allergies and bacterial infections to protecting the skin. When used appropriately, Oregano Essential Oil makes an excellent addition to any essential oil collection.
Along with helping to purify the body and surrounding environment from unwanted microbial activity, Oregano Oil is a fantastic oil for healthy lung support, especially when one is dealing with a cold or flu. Oregano Essential Oil is also known for boosting and strengthening immune function and for helping to regulate menstruation. It is packed with potent antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and analgesic properties, and is great for using to treat a myriad of infections. Due to its high concentration of antioxidants, Oregano Essential Oil can also help reduce oxidative damage and help in preventing mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, and aging due its free radical scavenging activities.
Emotionally and energetically, Oregano Essential Oil is warming and calming. This essential oil is pleasantly stimulating to the nervous system and often provides a general feeling of well-being. Oregano Oil supports emotional healing, reflection, and introspection, especially during times of situational anxiety and depression.