100% pure Oregano oil steam distilled from whole Oregano herb Certified Organic from Turkey. This is a very potent, pure oregano essential oil, of the most widely utilized and therapist-recommended vulgare species. This fine organic oil has a balance of important constituents, with a naturally high carvacrol level. Oregano is considered to have the strongest antibacterial action of any essential oil. Our Oregano Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
Also called 'wild marjoram', 'grove marjoram' and 'joy of the mountain', this variety of Oregano is a hardy perennial herb that grows in a bush up to 90 centimeters in height with small, ovate, fragrant leaves, and pink-purple flowers.
Oregano blends well with: Basil, Geranium, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Rosemary, and Thyme Oil.
Used as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and possible general tonic for the immune system.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
Oregano is one of the strongest antibacterial essential oils. You can smell the oil's power from the first moment the bottle is opened - the aroma is quite intense. According to some aromatherapists, the essential oil may be best used when a strong response to bacterial infection is needed; it has a broad spectrum of bactericidal and anti-microbial action. Unlike manufactured antibiotics, there is no known tendency for microbes to develop resistance to the effectiveness of oregano. The oil can kill or halt the growth of virtually any fungus and a great majority of bacteria. In the book The Practice of Aromatherapy Jean Valnet discusses how it is potent enough to sterilize sewage water-- other researchers performed this test and found a 1/4000 dilution of the oil sterilized septic water. Researchers at Georgetown University found oregano oil at relatively low doses inhibited the growth of staphylococcus bacteria as effectively as the standard antibiotics. Literature suggests taking the oil internally, 3 drops in a cup of warm water several times a day.
Oregano oil is most broadly employed to treat gastrointestinal and bronchial infections
Carvacrol and Thymol are the primary active constituents. These compounds act as antibacterials, antispasmodics, increase the production of gastric juices, ease bloating and gas and can relieve menstrual cramps. Combats E. Coli, Salmonella and Pseudomonas bacteria (a strain that is becoming more difficult to treat with conventional medicine due to development of drug resistance).
Oil of Oregano is considered one of the strongest inhibitors of internal yeast infection (Candida). Among 52 plant oils tested in one study, oregano was found to have the strongest action against Candida albicans.
Application and Use
Oregano oil is non-toxic, non-sensitizing and a non-irritant. Do not ingest without first diluting, as it can burn the inside of the mouth. French aroma medical literature advises refraining from long term use due to possible undesirable changes in liver metabolism.