Oregano Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Origanum Syriacum
Plant Part: Herbs
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Color: Dark grey
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Roman, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary and Tea Tree.
Aromatic Scent: A powerful, spicy, camphor-like aroma, calming and yet invigorating.
Practical uses: Oregano oil is a very powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, especially against yeast infections. When inhaled in aromatherapy or applied topically, oregano oil is used to strengthen the immune system and fight respiratory infections like colds, influenza, pneumonia, and bronchitis. Oil of oregano may also act as an expectorant, clearing respiratory congestion by promoting effective coughing. As an anti-inflammatory and tonic, a massage with oregano oil can ease chronic pain and rheumatism, and improve muscle and joint flexibility.
Description: Oregano is a genus of the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to warm-temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. Oregano is a perennial herb, growing from 20–80 cm tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm long. Oregano will grow in a pH range between 6.0 (mildly acid) and 9.0 (strongly alkaline) with a preferred range between 6.0 and 8.0. The flowers are purple, 3–4 mm long, produced in erect spikes. It is sometimes called wild marjoram, and its close relative O. majorana is known as sweet marjoram.
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