Essential Oil Profile: Oregano

Oregano

Latin Name: Origanum vulgare

Family: Lamiaceae

Plant Part: Plant

Method: Distillation

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

References:

Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.

https://www.up-nature.com/blogs/news/top-21-oregano-essential-oil-uses-and-benefits-that-you-must-know

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/oregano-oil.asp

Photo by AromaAngie from Fordville Gardens

 

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