||Origanum oil, Wild Marjoram
||8007-11-2, F.E.M.A. : 2827
||Plant Parts Used
||Color & Odor
||Yellowish or greenish with sweet odour
Oregano is a member of the the mint family. Oregano essential oil is
produced from the oregano plant through the process of steam distillation.
Constituents & Specifications :
carvacrol (share 4070%), gamma-terpinene (810%), p-cymene (510%),
alpha, pinene, myrcene, thymol, flavonoids, caffeic acid derivatives
Specific Gravity :
0.93800 - 0.93880 @ 20C
Refractive Index :
1.50900 - 1.51600 @ 20C
It is analgesic, anthelmintic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic,
antitoxic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, choleretic, cytophylactic,
diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, fungicidal,
parasiticide, rubefacient, stimulant, tonic.
Benefits & Uses :
- Used commonly in medicines for wounds, headaches, and venomous bites
and even hemlock poisoning. Oregano oil has powerful anti-microbial
properties which are used to assist in the prevention of infections and
to treat skin fungi such as athlete's foot. It has also been used to
eliminate lice infestations and intestinal worms.
- It is also used to treat fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, jaundice and
itchy skin conditions
- Used as a fragrance component in soaps, colognes and perfumes,
especially mens fragrances.
- Employed to some extent as a flavouring agent, mainly in meat
products and pizzas.