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Oregano, Wildcrafted

Oregano, Wildcrafted


Pure Therapeutic Oregano essential oil - True Oregano, Wildcrafted

Botanical name :  Origanum vulgare

Extraction method / Source :  Steam distillation / leaves and flowering tops 

Aroma :  Strong, herbaceous, camphoraceous

Note :       Odor Intensity :  

Key constituents :   Carvacrol, cis-ocimene, thymol, caryophyllene, linalool, p-cymene        (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)

Shelf Life:   3 years or longer, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.

Plant description :  Botanical family :  Laminaceae (Mint)    Oregano is a perennial herb native to the temperate regions of Europe, Asia and the Mediterranean.  It grows to a height of nearly 3 feet and produces olive green leaves and purple flowers.  

Regions of Production :   Turkey

Growing Practices :  Plants indigenous to the area are harvested from the wild, away from chemical fertilizers and pesticides. 

Properties :  Antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, decongestant, diaphoretic, digestive, nerve tonic    (Battaglia, 2003, Schnaubelt, 2011)     (Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.)

Uses / Benefits :  Recommended in the treatment of indigestion and arthritis pain.  Helps open sinuses to provide relief of headaches due to congestion, asthma, bronchitis, cough and influenza.  Useful in treatment of flu symptoms.  (Battaglia, 2003)

Modes of Administration :  Topical :  massage, compress.      Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler.

Fragrant influences:  Opens breathing passages.

Safety :   Non-toxic, may cause irritation of skin and mucous membranes.  Avoid use on damaged skin. Do not use with children under 2 years.

Blends well with :  Basil, Bay, Cajeput, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Cumin, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, Thyme

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References :

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia.



Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Schnaubelt, Kurt, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils : The Science of Aromatherapy, 2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.


United States Food and Drug Administration, HHS, 182.1  Substances That Are Generally Recognized as Safe, 182.20 Essential oils, Oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates), (January 28, 2016).


Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets. 

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