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OREGANO

(Origanum Vulgare)





  • Oregano Herbal & Essential Oil Description
  • Oregano Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Oregano Dosage Information
  • Oregano Safety & Interaction Information
  • Oregano Oil & Herbal Products




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    OREGANO HERBAL & ESSENTIAL OIL DESCRIPTION

    A MEMBER OF THE MINT FAMILY

    Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a sweet, minty herb long valued for its myriad culinary and medicinal uses. Origanum vulgare is a common species of Origanum, a genus of the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to the entire Mediterranean region and the warm temperate western and southwestern Eurasia. It is a perennial herb, growing to 20 inches (from 8 to 30.5 inches) tall with opposite olive green leaves 0.5 to 1.5 inches long. Oregano will grow in a pH range between 6.0 (mildly acidic) and 9.0 (strongly alkaline) with a preferred range between 6.0 and 8.0. The flowers are pink-purple, 3 to 4 mm long, produced in erect spikes. It is sometimes called Wild Marjoram, and its close relative Origanum majorana is known as Sweet Marjoram. Oregano prefers a hot, relatively dry climate, but will do well in other environments. To cultivate, it should be planted in early spring, in fairly dry soil, with full sun. The plants should be spaced 12 inches apart. In colder climates, Oregano is an annual herb as it does not survive the winter months.



    TYPES OF OREGANO - TAXONOMY

    Many subspecies and strains of Oregano have been developed by humans over centuries for their unique flavors or other characteristics. Tastes range from spicy or astringent to more complicated and sweet. Simple Oregano sold in garden stores as Origanum vulgare may have a bland taste and larger, less dense leaves, and is not considered the best for culinary uses, with a taste less remarkable and pungent. It can pollinate other more sophisticated strains, but the offspring are rarely better in quality.

    The related species, Origanum onites (Greece, Turkey) and Origanum heracleoticum (Italy, Balkan peninsula, West Asia), have similar flavors. A closely related plant is Marjoram from Turkey, which, however, differs significantly in taste, because phenolic compounds are missing from its essential oil. Some varieties show a flavor intermediate between Oregano and Marjoram.

    NOTABLE SUBSPECIES
    • Syrian Oregano (Origanum vulgare syriacum).

    • Origanum vulgare gracile (Origanum tyttanthum) is originally from Kyrgyzstan, and has glossy green leaves and pink flowers. It grows well in pots or containers, and is more often grown for added ornamental value than other oregano. The flavor is pungent and spicy.

    • Origanum vulgare hirtum (Italian Oregano, Greek Oregano) is a common source of cultivars with a different aroma from those of Origanum vulgare gracile. Growth is vigorous and very hardy, with darker green, slightly hairy foliage. Generally, it is considered the best all-purpose culinary subspecies.

    • Origanum vulgare onites (Cretan Oregano, Turkish Oregano, Rigani, Pot Marjoram) is a tender perennial growing to 18 inches tall, with pale green to gray-green woolly rounded foliage. It has a strong, intensely spicy flavor.

    • Origanum vulgare syriacum (Origanum maru, Syrian Oregano, Lebanese Oregano, Za'atar) has larger leaves that vary in colors ranging from pale green to grayish. Their taste is pungent and similar to Greek Oregano.

    EXAMPLE CULTIVARS
    • Aureum - Golden foliage (greener if grown in shade), mild taste.

    • Greek Kaliteri - (Origanum vulgare hirtum strains / landraces is a small, hardy, dark, compact, thick, silvery-haired leaves, usually with purple undersides) has an excellent reputation for flavor and pungency, as well as medicinal uses, strong archetypal Oregano flavor, Greek Kaliteri is the best.

    • Hot & Spicy - (Origanum vulgare hirtum strain.

    • Nana - dwarf cultivar

    Cultivars traded as Italian, Sicilian, etc. are usually hardy Sweet Marjoram (Origanum x majoricum), a hybrid between the southern Adriatic Origanum Vulgare hirtum and Sweet Majoram (Origanum majorana). They have a reputation for sweet and spicy tones, with little bitterness, and are prized for their flavor and compatibility with various recipes and sauces.

      OTHER PLANTS CALLED "OREGANO":
      • Cuban Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus, formerly Coleus aromaticus), also of the Mint family (Lamiaceae). Sometimes also called Mexican Mint or Mexican Thyme. It has large and somewhat succulent leaves.

      • Mexican Oregano (Lippia graveolens) is not of the Mint family, but of the closely related Vervain family (Verbenaceae), including, e.g., the Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora). It is a highly studied herb that is said to be of some medical use and is common in curandera (female shamanic practices) in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. The flavor of Mexican Oregano is somewhat more like savory, instead of the piney hint of Rosemary flavor in Oregano. It is becoming more commonly sold outside of Mexico, especially in the United States. It is sometimes used as a substitute for Epazote leaves; this substitution would not work the other way round.

      • Poliomintha longiflora is also occasionally called Oregano in Friday America.

      Information obtain from Wikipedia: Oregano.


    The word Oregano comes from the Greeks, which means "mountain of joy." The Greeks believed the sweet smell was created by Aphrodite as a symbol of happiness. Oregano was placed in tombs to give peace to the departed, and bridal couples were crowned with it. As a culinary herb, Oregano has a strong flavor, but has unique medicinal qualities which were well known from ancient times. In the 5th century B. C., Hippocrates used it for curing various diseases such as stomach pain and respiratory diseases. In the 15th century, Paracelsus used it to treat diarrhea, psoriasis, vomiting, jaundice, and fungal diseases. Ancient Egyptians and Mediterranean people used it as a food and meat preservative and as an antidote to poison.

    The spice used today in food often is not "true" Oregano; it is more likely to be Marjoram or Mexican sage. Both Marjoram and Mexican sage are used because of their sweet taste, but their medicinal properties are different than "true" Oregano. The key constituent in Oregano is a phenol called carvacrol. Carvacrol is a potent and natural compound that is very effective in fighting bacteria, virus, fungus, and parasites of all types. This herb has antibacterial and anti-fungal, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties.

    The essential oil is extracted from the flowering plant. The resulting pale-yellow oil has a potent camphoraceous spicy aroma that strengthens the body and mind. Oregano oil is considered one of the most antiseptic essential oils. It can treat parasites, digestive problems and infections, as well as respiratory ailments, such as bronchitis, colds and flu. When applied topically, Oregano oil relieves eczema, psoriasis and other chronic skin conditions and may help to reduce the formation of cellulite. Steam inhalations with the oil loosen phlegm, promote expectoration and quiet coughs. Massages with Oregano oil soothes menstrual pain and muscle cramps, as well. On an emotional level, Oregano oil relieves fatigue, improves concentration and helps ease depression.

    THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF OREGANO

    The main chemical constituents of Oregano include carvacrol, thymol, limonene, pinene, ocimene, and caryhophyllene. The leaves and flowering stems are strongly antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and mildly toxic.

    Oregano oil is used for the flu, coughs, asthma, colds, bronchitis, general weakness, digestive complaints, rheumatism, fatigue, menstrual pain, muscle cramps, headaches and arthritis. Oregano oil contains thymol, carvacrol, cymene, terpinene and menthene, which have expectorant, antiseptic and antiviral effects. These properties help ease respiratory congestion, colds, bronchitis and flu symptoms. The oil is also a mild laxative and thus relieves constipation. Oregano oil boosts circulation as well, alleviating rheumatism, menstrual pain and muscle cramps.


    OREGANO ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILE


  • 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: Hungary, Spain, and USA

  • TRADITIONAL USE: Both the plant and the oil are used for culinary preparations. The oil is also used for its antimircobial and digestive properties.

    PROPERTIES: Analgesic, anthelminthic, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, tonic.

    BENEFITS: Acne, bronchitis, colds, congestion, flu, infections, insect bites and stings, muscular aches and pains. Well diluted, oregano oil can be added to ointments and balms for skin abrasions.

    BLENDS WELL WITH: Bay, Bergamot, Camphor, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Citronella, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Oakmoss, Orange, Petitgrain, Pine Needle, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme essential oils.

    OF INTEREST: Olive and almond trees may help fertilize oregano plants when planted together.

    SAFETY DATA: May cause skin irritation. Avoid while pregnant.


    The above product information description was obtained from Mountain Rose Herbs regarding their products. For other manufacturers, merchants and vendors, consult individual product label description.





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    OREGANO USES, HEALTH BENEFITS, & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    A VARIETY OF USES

    Oregano (Origanum vulgare, Origanum onites, Origanum minutiflorum, Origanum majorana) is one of the most powerful and versatile essential oils. It contains strong immune-enhancing and antioxidant properties and supports the respiratory system. Oregano may also be used to enhance the flavor of food. Oregano is also a key oil used in the Raindrop Technique, a massage application of essential oils, which is designed to bring about electrical alignment in the body.

    True Oregano oil is a completely natural substance derived from Wild Oregano species. The plant grows in remote mountainous regions free of pollution. Only the leaves of the flowering plant are used. They are picked precisely when the plant is highest in essential oil. Being wild, it is grown chemical-free and the oil is extracted via a completely natural process - no chemicals or solvents are used. The oil is the source of virtually all of the plant's active ingredients. There are a wide variety of plants that are confused with Oregano, including Marjoram, Thyme and Sage. True Oregano grows wild in Mediterranean regions such as Greece and Turkey. Wild Oregano is the source of surprisingly potent oil of oregano. The key element in Oregano is the oil, which contains carvacrol and thymol as the primary components and provides the fungicidal and work-expelling properties of the oil. These two phenols work synergistically and that is the reason Oregano oil has exceptional antiseptic power and potency when taken internally. Oregano oil is a powerful pain killer. An article published in Phytotherapy Research describes how Oregano oil superseded (came before) anti-inflammatory drugs in reversing pain and inflammation, and is nearly as powerful as morphine as a pain killer. Oregano has been employed to treat indigestion, diarrhea, nervous tension, treat insect bites, toothache, earache, rheumatism and coughs. Due to its antispasmodic effects, it is used for whooping cough and bronchitis.

    Wild Oregano is a veritable natural mineral treasure-house, containing a density of minerals that would rival virtually any food. It is rich with a long list of minerals that includes calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, and manganese and vitamins C, A (beta carotene), and niacin. Judging from its mineral content alone, it is not difficult to figure out why oregano is such a valuable commodity.
      CULINARY USES OF OREGANO

      Oregano is an important culinary herb, used for the flavor of its leaves, which can be more flavorful when dried than fresh. It has an aromatic, warm and slightly bitter taste, which can vary in intensity. Good quality oregano may be strong enough almost to numb the tongue, but the cultivars adapted to colder climates often have a lesser flavor. Factors such as climate, seasons and soil composition may affect the aromatic oils present, and this effect may be greater than the differences between the various species of plants.

      Oregano's most prominent modern use is as the staple herb of Italian-American cuisine. Its popularity in the US began when soldiers returning from World War II brought back with them a taste for the "pizza herb," which had probably been eaten in southern Italy for centuries. There, it is most frequently used with roasted, fried or grilled vegetables, meat and fish. Unlike most Italian herbs, Oregano combines well with spicy foods, which are popular in southern Italy. It is less commonly used in the north of the country, as Marjoram generally is preferred.

      The herb is also widely used in Turkish, Palestinian, Lebanese, Egyptian, Syrian, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Philippine and Latin American cuisines. In Turkish cuisine, oregano is mostly used for flavoring meat, especially for mutton and lamb. In barbecue and kebab restaurants, it can be usually found on table, together with paprika, salt and pepper. The leaves are most often used in Greece to add flavor to Greek salad, and is usually added to the lemon-olive oil sauce that accompanies many fish or meat barbecues and some casseroles. Oregano is also used by chefs in the southern Philippines to eliminate the odor of carabao or water buffalo when boiling it, while simultaneously imparting flavor.

      MEDICINAL USES OF OREGANO

      Oregano tea has been used to relieve indigestion, bloating, flatulence, coughs, urinary problems, bronchial problems, headaches, swollen glands, and it promotes menstruation. At this point in time, there are few studies that refute or support treatment of any of the above conditions. Historically, herbalists have recommended Oregano oil to calm nausea and help digestion which made it doubly useful when seasoning foods, Today's research indicates that Oregano oil is also a potent antioxidant, and acts with antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. Its properties make it an exceptional remedy for killing off parasites and maintaining a healthy immune system.

      Hippocrates used oregano as an antiseptic, as well as a cure for stomach and respiratory ailments. A Cretan Oregano (Oregano dictamnus) is still used today in Greece as a palliative for sore throat. Oregano is high in antioxidant activity, due to a high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids. It also has shown antimicrobial activity against strains of the food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Oil of oregano has been considered a natural anti-inflammatory medicine.



    MAKING YOUR OWN HERBAL INFUSED OIL OF OREGANO

    Herbally infused Oil of Oregano as well as Oregano essential oil has been recommended for its many health benefits. It can help reduce pain and inflammation and can fight off infection. It also can boost the immune system. It has been used to reduce the symptoms and duration of the cold and flu, sinus congestion and sore throats. It helps relieve digestive problems, and provide relief for muscle aches and pains.

    HERBALLY INFUSED OIL OF OREGANO DIRECTIONS

    If you have some fresh Oregano on hand, you can make your own herbal infused oil. You will need a 1:1 ratio of Oregano to Oil (1 cup of fresh Oregano to 1 cup of Oil). You can use more Oregano to make a stronger oil, if desired.
      1. Wash and thoroughly dry your fresh oregano (you do not want any water added to your oil blend).
      2. Place the Oregano leaves in a plastic ziplock bag (do not close) and cover the bag with a kitchen towel.
      3. Pound on the bag with a meat mallet or something similar, bruising the fresh Oregano leaves. This will release the oils. 4. Heat up some Extra Virgin Olive oil or Grapeseed oil until warm. Do not heat to boiling.
      5. Add the warm oil into the bag with the oregano and squeeze the mixture for a minute or two.
      6. Pour the mixture into a clean class jar with a tight fitting lid (a canning jar and lid works well) and place somewhere cool and dry for 2 weeks.
      7. After 2 weeks, strain the oregano from the oil and recap with the lid. The infused oil can be stored in the refrigerator, if desired. Be aware that some oils may cloud up in cool temperatures but when allowed to return to room temperature, the cloudyness will disappear.

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  • SOME USES FOR HERBALLY INFUSED OIL OF OREGANO & OREGANO ESSENTIAL OIL

  • For Sinus Congestion, Colds and Sore Throats, and Digestive Problems: Add a couple drops Oregano essential oil to a glass of water or juice and drink. For sinus congestion you can also rub some diluted oil or oregano directly on your sinuses for relief.

  • For Sore Muscles, Arthritis, Aches and Pains: Massage into affected area to relieve pain and inflammation. Dilute with olive oil and always test on a small area first. An article published in Phyotherapy Research describes how Oregano oil surpassed anti–inflammatory drugs in reversing pain and inflammation and that it is nearly as powerful as morphine as a painkiller. Inflammations and infections are natural healing processes created by the body in order to maintain its health as well as possible in spite of toxin overloads, damaging foods and environmental factors and poor nutrition.

  • For Rheumatism, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Fibromyalgia, Bursitis, Carpel Tunnel, Sore Muscles, Sports Injuries, Backaches & Related Ailments: Oil of Oregano is helpful because it penetrates the skin and reaches as far as the synovial fluid in joints, which helps alleviate arthritis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sore muscles, sports injuries, and backaches because it helps pull toxins out. All forms of arthritis, including fibromyalgia, are caused by toxins. Rub a few drops of the 50 /50 Oregano- Olive oil mixture into the skin covering the affected areas.

  • For Alliviating Migraine & Sinus Headaches: Since oil of oregano is a pain killer it can also help alleviate migraine and sinus headaches. Rub the 50/50 mixture into the area between the eyebrows, on either side of the nose (be careful not to get it into the eyes), and into the forehead and temples. The vapors can also be inhaled through the nose into the sinuses and head. If using vapor therapy, use Oregano for full vapor effect.

  • To Help Alleviate Congestion: Inhale Oreganol using a bowl of hot water and a few drops of essential oil or you can take 2 to 3 drops of essential oil and place it on a handkerchief and inhale the vapors to help you breathe easier and relieve congestion. Oil of Oregano is a wonderful natural remedy for sinus congestion. A common solution is to add 3 drops of the oil into a glass of juice and drink this mixture daily for 3 to 5 days.

  • For Insect Bites & Stings: Oil of Oregano helps neutralize and extract venom (toxins) from insect, spider, and snake bites. If you are planning to enjoy the great outdoors take a bottle of the 50/50 oil blend with you. If you have an allergic reaction to wasp or bee stings oil of Oregano oil may be able to help you. Apply it to red swollen bites to help pull out the toxins and help them heal. Note: If you have severe reactions or allergies to insect bites or stings, contact your emergency room immediately and obtain an injection of epinephrine for life saving measures.

  • For Burns: For typical burns that are painful and blistered, oregano oil provides almost instant pain relief – often no blister will develop if it is applied immediately. Mix 1 to 2 drops into 1 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and gently apply it to the burn.

  • For Ear Infections: Ear infections are best treated by rubbing Oil of Oregano around the outside of the ear. It may need to be diluted more with Extra Virgin Olive Oil when treating children. Do not put oil of oregano directly in the ear canal.

  • For Mouth Sores, Abscesses, and Toothaches: When you have a toothache or have any kinds of sores or abscesses in your mouth use Oil of Oregano. Rub an Oil of Oregano mixture around the infected tooth, but use the diluted mixture since it is very strong. Test it first, and if it is too strong dilute it with more Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It helps pull out toxins and reduces pain. For diseased gums rub it into and around the gums and make an appointment with your dentist or oral health care practitioner for further evaluation and treatment.

  • For Mouth Sores: For sores in the mouth, mix one drop of Oregano essential oil with about 1 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oiland hold it under your tongue until the saliva gathers. You can also take a sip of water with a few drops of Oregano essential oil added to it to make a mouthrinse. Swish the mouthrinse around in your mouth for up to 2 minutes and spit it out. Do this 3 or more times a day.

  • For Skin Infections: Oil of Oregano or Oreganocan be applied directly onto the skin to treat itches, skin infections, and irritated gums, but only if it has been diluted. Always follow the instructions on your particular bottle before applying topically onto the skin, since highly concentrated oils may first need to be mixed with one teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Coconut Oil per one drop of Oregano Essential OIl before application.

  • For Digestive Problems: The high concentrations of thymol and carvacrol in Oil of Oregano and Oregano has been shown to calm upset stomachs and aid digestion. Therefore, a quick home remedy for mild indigestion is to drink a glass of milk or juice that is mixed with 2 or 3 drops of the oil.


  • For Colds and Sore Throats: Oil of Oregano and Oregano is an excellent early defense mechanism when you feel a cold or sore throat coming on. Simply take 3 drops of the oil once per day (you can mix it into a glass of orange juice) and you should notice results within a few hours. Repeat this once per day for up to 5 days until the symptoms are gone.





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    FOR RENEWED ENERGY & INCREASED FOCUS

    The powerful, spicy aroma of Oregano oil relieves weakness and improves concentration. Try this mixture.
    Combine the essential oils in your aromatherapy lamp. This mixture provides fresh energy and stimulates both the mind and body.

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  • FOR CELLULITE

    A massage oil with Oregano, Rosemary and Orange oils reduces the formation of cellulite. Oregano promotes blood flow while it drains toxins from the tissues. This reduces the buildup of water, toxins and fats beneath the skin, which helps lessen the appearance of cellulite.
    Blend essential oils with carrier oil. Gently, but firmly massage the oil mixture into your affected areas.

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    FOR ASTHMA

    Oregano oil is known for its expectorant, decongestive and antispasmodic properties. This blend is especially helpful for coughs, mucus congestion and constricted bronchial tubes.
    Add the essential oils to the bowl of hot water. Drape a towel over your head and inhale the vapors. This eases coughing, loosens mucus and relaxes the bronchial tubes to restore easy breathing.

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  • FOR MENSTRUAL PAIN

    Since Oregano oil increases circulation, it eases menstrual pain.
    Mix essential oils and add to warm bathwater. Soak for 20 minutes to relax muscles and soothe cramps. After warm bath, rest for at least an hour with a hot water bottle on the lower abdoment to continue the warm therapy. Repeat as needed.

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  • FOR HEADACHES

    Oregano's camphoraceous, pungent aroma helps relieve pressure headaches.
      2 to 3 drops Oregano Essential Oil

    Apply a few drops of oil, as needed, to a handkerchief, and then inhale the scent deeply. However, be sure to avoid direct skin contact with the oil by holding the cloth away from the nose and folding it with the oil on the inside of the cloth.

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  • FOR STRAINED MUSCLES

    For a massage oil for strained muscles, try this blend.
    Mix essential oils into carrier oil. Massage the blend into the affected muscles. Repeat as necessary.

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  • FOR HEAD LICE

    Oregano oil is antiparasitic and can help get rid of head lice.
    To make massage oil, mix essential well into carrier oil. Massage the mixture into the scalp several times each day to alleviate itching, prevent infection and eliminate the lice.

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  • FOR HOUSEHOLD DISINFECTANT

    Make a household disinfectant spray, try this formula.
      2 drops Oregano Essential Oil
      2 drops Thyme Essential Oil
      2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
      5 drops Lemon Essential Oil
      1 cup Warm Water
      1/2 cup Vodka

    Add the mixture to a spray bottle. Spray the areas of the house where germs tend to accumulate, such as the kitchen and the bathroom. Do not spray near furniture, however, as it can discolor fabric and wood.

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    FOR FASTING & DETOXIFICATION

    During a fasting regimen, warm "liver wraps" with Oregano oil can assist the detoxification process.
    Dip a cloth in the mixture and place it below the rib cage on the right side of the body (the liver is located below this area). Next, put a hot-water bottle over the compress and cover it with a towel. Cover up with blankets and rest in bed for about one hour.

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  • OREGANO DOSAGE INFORMATION

    When purchasing medicinal quality Oregano, check for a brand that labels it as Origanum vulgare hirtum or heracleoticum, the "true" species of medicinal Oregano. You can use unsweetened tea as a gargle or mouthwash. Drinking Oregano tea is effective in treating the conditions listed above. Oregano leaves can be pounded into a paste and used to treat rheumatism, swelling, itching, aching muscles, and sores. Put Oregano leaves in steaming bath water and let it sooth your muscles. The oil of Oregano can be used for toothache pain. Oil of Oregano can be purchased as either a liquid or as capsules/tablets. In both forms, it is important to verify that the oil is derived from the proper potent oregano plant, and that the carvacrol concentration is at least 70 percent.

    It is important not to confuse Oil of Oregano with common oregano that is used as a spice for cooking. Common oregano is typically Origanum Marjoram, while Oil of Oregano is derived from Origanum Vulgare.

    For dietary or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop Oregano essential oil in 4 fluid ounces of liquid such as water, soy or rice milk.

    Use high quality, pure essential oil at one part Oregano Essential Oil to 4 parts Extra Virgin Olive Oil to take internally or use externally. take two drops of this mixture once or twice daily. Possible skin sensitivity may occur with Oregano oils. If pregnant or under a health care provider's care, consult your health care practitioner. Always dilute before applying to the skin or taking internally. Keep out of reach of children.





    OREGANO SAFETY & INTERACTION INFORMATION

    Oregano herb is generally regarded as safe because it has been used so long for culinary purposes. When purchasing Oregano Essential Oil , insist on pure oregano oil, as it is often confused with Marjoram Essential Oil.

    Cautions:

  • Unhealthy people cannot handle taking oil of oregano internally (by mouth) since it is very strong and powerful.
  • If you are taking blood thinning drugs, oil of oregano also helps thin the blood so please work with your health care provider on adjusting medications accordingly.
  • Oregano oil may irritate the skin and the mucous membranes, so dilute it before use. In addition, carvacrol, one of the oil's components, is slightly toxic, so the oil should be used in small doses. Always dilute oil of oregano with Extra Virgin Olive Oil extra virgin olive oil prior to using it; the usual mixture is 50/50 put into a dropper bottle, but when used in the mouth it is diluted even more.
    Side Effects:

  • It may reduce the body's ability to absorb iron. Therefore, it is recommended that any regular use be combined with regular consumption of iron supplements. For this reason, women are advised not to take this oil during their pregnancy.
  • Pregnant women should also avoid this oil since it can stimulate blood flow in the uterus, which can weaken the lining that surrounds the fetus in the womb. Oregano oil can stimulate uterine bleeding and should not be used by pregnant women.
  • People that have allergies to Thyme, Basil, Mint, or Sage may be sensitive to Oil of Oregano as well, since they are in the same family of plants. If any skin irritation, rashes, or vomiting occurs when using it, it is recommended that you discontinue use and consult your health care provider.





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  • QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLEMENTS



    OREGANO ESSENTIAL OIL PRODUCTS

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    STARWEST BOTANICALS

    Starwest Botanicals: Oregano Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
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    Starwest Botanicals: Oregano Essential Oil, 16 fl. oz.


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    HerbsPro: Oregano Essential Oil (Origanum Vulgare), Aura Cacia, 0.25 fl. oz. (83834)
    HerbsPro: Oregano Essential Oil, 100% Pure Origanum Vulgare, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz. (68541)
    HerbsPro: Oregano Essential Oil, Heritage Products, 1 fl. oz. (83716)
    HerbsPro: Oregano Essential Oil (Origanum Vulgare), 100% Pure. Now Foods, 2 fl. oz. (82089)


    KALYZ PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Oregano, Organic, Aura Cacia, 0.25 fl oz: HF
    Kalyx: Oregano Essential Oil, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1/3 fl oz: C
    Kalyx: Oregano Oil, Zand, 1 fl oz: K
    Oregano Oil is a traditional therapeutic herb with immune and germ killing power. For centuries Oregano has been used by folks as a natural protector. Now today Oil of Oregano is making headlines for its ability to fight unfriendly organisms that could invade the lungs and body. Oil of Oregano helps protect your body’s immune system naturally. A Cornell University study showed Oregano to be one of few natural substances tested that killed all germs, 30 different germs were killed with Oregano's antiseptic power. Oregano is specifically used for immune support against diarrhea, asthma, colds, infections, cold sores, headache, toothache, stomachache, etc. It can be used topically on skin or internally. Available in 1 oz liquid formula, a minimum 30 day supply.
    Kalyx: Oil of Oregano Extract (Origanum vulgare), Natures Answer, 1 fl oz: K
    Alcohol Free Fluid Extract Promotes A Healthy Immune System Fluid extracts are a highly effective way to administer herbs. They are very concentrated, they work faster than teas and are four to eight times stronger than capsules. Extracts are easily digestible and quickly assimilated into the system. For centuries Oregano has been used by folks as a natural protector.
    Kalyx: Oregano Essential Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz: C
    Kalyx: Oregano Essential Oil, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl oz: C
    Kalyx: Oregano Essential Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 16 fl oz: C


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    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

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    HerbsPro: Oregano Essential Oil (Origanum Vulgare), Aura Cacia, 0.25 fl. oz. (83834)
    HerbsPro: Oregano Essential Oil, 100% Pure Origanum Vulgare, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz. (68541)
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    HerbsPro: Oregano Oil, 2nd Edition, Woodland Publishing, 29 Pages (90334)
    HerbsPro: Oregano Leaf Oil Extract, Standardized, BlueBonnet Nutrition, 150 mg, 60 Softgels (100912)
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    HerbsPro: Oregano Oil, Gaia Herbs, 230 mg, 60 Caps (82203)
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    HerbsPro: Oil of Oregano, Regular Strength Oreganol, North American Herb & Spice, 0.45 oz. (49344)
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    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Oregano Herb, SpiceCo, 1 oz. (Case of 12 Bottles): GR
    Kalyx: Oregano Spice, Whole Oregano, Charleston Nut Company, 16 oz: GN
    Kalyx: Oregano Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Oregano Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Oregano Leaf Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Oregano Leaf Powder, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Oregano, Cut & Sifted, SpiceCo, 2 lb. GR
    Oregano has a pungent odor and flavor and is typically used in Italian cuisine and surprisingly in chili powder. Great for use in tomato sauces, breads, soups and pasta dishes. Each case consists of two pounds.
    Kalyx: Oregano (Origanum vulgare) Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Herbs, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Ground Oregano, Van De Vries Spice, 5 lbs: GR
    Kalyx: Oregano, Organic, Aura Cacia, 0.25 fl oz: HF
    Kalyx: Oregano Essential Oil, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1/3 fl oz: C
    Kalyx: Oregano Oil, Zand, 1 fl oz: K
    Oregano Oil is a traditional therapeutic herb with immune and germ killing power. For centuries Oregano has been used by folks as a natural protector. Now today Oil of Oregano is making headlines for its ability to fight unfriendly organisms that could invade the lungs and body. Oil of Oregano helps protect your body’s immune system naturally. A Cornell University study showed Oregano to be one of few natural substances tested that killed all germs, 30 different germs were killed with Oregano's antiseptic power. Oregano is specifically used for immune support against diarrhea, asthma, colds, infections, cold sores, headache, toothache, stomachache, etc. It can be used topically on skin or internally. Available in 1 oz liquid formula, a minimum 30 day supply.
    Kalyx: Oil of Oregano Extract (Origanum vulgare), Natures Answer, 1 fl oz: K
    Alcohol Free Fluid Extract Promotes A Healthy Immune System Fluid extracts are a highly effective way to administer herbs. They are very concentrated, they work faster than teas and are four to eight times stronger than capsules. Extracts are easily digestible and quickly assimilated into the system. For centuries Oregano has been used by folks as a natural protector.
    Kalyx: Oregano Essential Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz: C
    Kalyx: Oregano Essential Oil, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl oz: C
    Kalyx: Oregano Essential Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 16 fl oz: C
    Kalyx: Oregano Oil, Nutricology, 100 mg, 60 Softgels: N
    Pure essential oil of oregano derived from Thymus capitatus and other oraganum species, containing 65% carvacrol. Recent studies have shown that certain essential oils such as thyme, oregano and clove may possess properties that affect the balance of microbiology within the GI tract. As a dietary supplement, 1 or 2 softgel capsules daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. May also be used topically by puncturing capsule and squeezing contents out onto skin. Individuals with sensitive skin may want to mix with several drops of olive oil or almond oil before applying to the skin. Irritation may result when applied to the skin full strength.
    Kalyx: Oil of Oregano (Origanum vulgare), Nature's Answer, 150 mg, 90 Softgels: HF
    Oregano herb (Origanum vulgare) has been used since biblical times for its broad range of benefits on the body. Today it is well-recognized for its powerful support in stimulating immune health. Free Of Synthetic ingredients.


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