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Latin Name: Origanum vulgare
Common Name: Oregano (aka Pot Marjoram, European Oregano, Wild Marjoram, Joy of the Mountain, Common Marjoram, Origanum)
Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare
Botany: A perennial herb that grows to 3 feet and native to Europe.
History: Oregano is very closely related botanically to Marjoram and is sometimes confused by laymen.
Plant Part: Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Ethically farmed
Fragrance: Spicy, herbaceous, medicinal
Color of Oil: Pale yellow
Note: Base Note
Blends well with: Angelica, Basil, Bergamot, Camphor, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Citronella, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Geranium, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Myrtle, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Oregano is warming, stimulating and strengthening.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Oregano is analgesic, antibacterial, antibiotic, anti-infectious, anti-microbial, and antiviral. It stimulates the immune system to prevent diseases and heal infections. Oregano is also used for migraines, boils, skin parasites, colds, and cystitis.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Oregano is used for purifying.
Chemical Constituents: carvacrol, gamma-terpinene, linalool, paracymene
Common Adulterants: Rarely adulterated
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy. Do not use on babies or children up to 6 or elderly. Skin irritant and hepatoxic in large dosages.
Color Energy: Red - Stimulating