Oreganto originally was native to the Mediterranean area, but is now cultivated in several countries. Oregano is sometimes known as wild marjoram, which has led to some confusion in old herbal texts.
While it's popularity today stems from its uses for food and cooking, the oil version of Oregano has numerous uses beyond consumption.
(DO NOT INGEST OUR OREGANO OIL!).Uses of Oregano Essential Oil
HungaryHistory and Background
It was widely used by the Greeks for its healing properties. Aristotle observed tortoises would eat Oregano after swallowing snakes to neutralize the snake venom. The Greeks also planted Oregano in graveyards for peaceful spirits.
The combination of Oregano and salt, developed by a Roman chef, is till used today, especially in pizza.
Hippocrates wrote about its healing properties for ailments such as digestive issues, skin irritations, and respiratory problems. The ancient Greeks are said to have used it for headaches, wounds and snake and spider bites.
Persian astronomers used Oregano in brews to protect against hostile planets and in the 13th century, Oregano was a popular ingredient in love potions.Physical Description
The oil is pale yellow in color with a thin, watery consistency.Aromatic Description
Its aroma is very strong with a warm, spicy, herbaceous and camphor-like scent.Biological Makeup and Components
Carvacrol, thymol, cymene, caryophyllene, pinene, bisabolene, linalol, borneol, geranul acetate, linalyl acetate, terpineneExtraction Technique
Steam distillation of flowering herb.Information for Aromatherapists
Oregano essential oil is a medium note and blends well with Camphor, Cedarwood, Citornella, Lavander Spike, Lavandin and Pine.
Our Oregano essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.Cautions