Oregano Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Oregano Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Oreganum vulgare

Oil Overview

Oregano oil has a powerful, spicy, camphor-like aroma. It is light yellow in colour and is light in consistency.

Oil Sources

Originating in France, Oregano oil is extracted by the process of steam distillation

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Carvacrol, thymol, p-cymene, cis-ocimene, caryophyllene and linalool.

Aroma

Spicy

Therapeutic Properties:

Antiallergenic, Antibacterial, Anti inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antiparasitic, Antiviral, Digestive, Emmenagogue

Possible Uses

Allergies, Colds and Flu, Congestion, Coughs, Digestion, Enteritis, Indigestion, Menstrual Pain, Muscular Aches and Pains, Obesity, Sore Throat, Stiffness, Stress, Tension, Wounds

Warnings

Irritant to Sensitive Skin, Irritant to Mucus Membranes

Detail of Warnings

Oregano essential oil is both a dermal irritant and a mucous membrane irritant.

Compatible Combination Oils

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary

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