Oregano Essential Oil
Latin Name: Origanum compactum
Part of plant: Flowering Tops
Chemical Componants: carvacrol, thymol, g-terpinene, p-cymeme
Aroma Character: spicy, herbaceous, dry
Oregano essential oil has a very ancient reputation and has been used in both the kitchen and the sickroom since the time of the ancients.
Oregano oil and leaf are both strong herbal antibacterial agents due to the high thymol content. Oregano essential oil is a powerful, spicy, camphor-like aroma. Oregano essential oil is a member of the Lamiaceae family.
Oregano essential oil is both a dermal irritant and a mucous membrane irritant. It should be avoided during pregnancy.