Latin Name: Origanum vulgare
Plant Part: Plant
Note:/ Element: Note: Middle. Element: Metal, Fire.
Functional Groups: Phenol, Perpene, Sesquiterpene, Alcohol
Type: Stimulating, heating
Ayurvedic Dosha: Kapha
Scent: Herbaceous, spicy, penetratins, camphoraceous
For Skin Type: None
Cautions: Not during Pregnancy
Physical Uses: Nail fungus, athlete’s foot, strongly anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, Via diffusion for (colds, flu, coughs, bronchitis), ear infections, insect repellent.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Strongly stimulating to the mind. Not recommended for emotional work.
Other Uses: Sickroom diffusion during the day or to purify a room.
Blends Well With: Flowering Plants, Fruit, Spice
Possible Substitutions: Thyme
Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.
Photo by AromaAngie from Fordville Gardens