The name oregano for the spice and the botanical genus, Origanum for the plant is derived from the Greek words oros – for mountain and another Greek word – ganos, for joy – thus the herb can be said to be “joy of the mountain” in translation.
For this product we have used both the greek oregano and the cuban/mexican oregano.
This is a tincture based product alchemized to extract most of the alcohol creating our own oil of oregano (both grow profusely here). Both these plants have similar properties.
The healing benefits of our Greek Oregano oil may be attributed to its powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti fungal, antioxidant, digestive, antibacterial, and anti parasitic properties. The essential oil of is often used for bacterial infections on the skin (diluted) and to protect food from bacteria.
Greek Oregano oil is highly respected for its antimicrobial properties and has been used traditionally for aromatherapy, and in very small quantities, as a dietary supplement, when added to a beverage, Organic coconut oil or honey. Recent studies have shown that the herbal oil of Oregano may kill MRSA, listeria, and other pathogens. Oregano essential oil may be used for respiratory ailments like colds and other viral infections. It is loaded with free-radical fighting antioxidants. And though it is not considered to be a multi-vitamin, the herb is loaded with vital nutirents.
One of the compounds of Oregano, carvacrol, is the most important one and is why the Oil of Wild Oregano is so potent. Over 800 studies have been done on the herbal oils potential benefits for parasites, fungal infections, bacterial infections, viruses, inflammation, tumorous growth, allergies, Candida, and has shown amazing antibiotic benefits. One study evaluated the activity of Oregano against five different types of bacteria. The herbal oil was shown to have a significant effect on these harmful bacterias, especially E. coli and salmonella. The research suggests that the Oil of Oregano, origanum offers such amazing benefits may be used regularly to promote gastrointestinal health and to help prevent deadly food poisoning.
Bile flow is stimulated by the oregano so it aids in alleviating the discomfort of flatulence and excess abdominal gas. The oregano has a very potent antiseptic action, many respiratory conditions including various coughs, problems such as tonsillitis, problems like bronchitis and asthma affecting patients can be treated using the herbal remedy. Menstruation is said to be promoted by the oregano, and herbalists give this remedy for women with menstrual difficulties. Oregano oil is used after dilution and topically applied to treat toothache as well as painful joints in patients.
A toothache was typically treated using the oil of the oregano during medieval times and herbalist traditionally gave this to their patients. The use of the oregano as an aid to digestion began during the 16th and 17th centuries, when herbalists commonly prescribed the herb; it was also used as a diuretic herb. The oregano was also used as an antidote for venomous bites from snakes and insects.
The other “oregano” we have added to this oil is Cuban or Mexican Oregano. Although the flavour of Mexican oregano is akin to that of the traditional oregano, the two species are entirely different. The aromatic leaves of this plant are employed in conventional Mexican culinary, wherein they pass on a potently earthy essence. Conventionally, the leaves of Mexican oregano were used to prepare an herbal tea for treating minor problems related to the respiratory system.
While the names of Mexican oregano and traditional oregano are quite similar, Mexican and common oregano are separate species. While Mexican oregano is a member of the Verbenaceae plant family, the common or traditional oregano is a member of the mint family. The botanical name of Mexican oregano is Lippia graveolens, while the botanical name of the common oregano is Origanum vulgare. All plants belonging to genus Lippia (Verbenaceae) are known to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-malarial, sedative, spasmolytic and hypotensive properties. Usually, the flavonoids (phenolic compounds) or the essential oils extracted from the herb are believed to be its active principles.
Ingredients: Tincture rendered Essential Oil of Oregano (greek and cuban/mexican)
Instructions: Use 3-6 drops, 3 or more times daily. Do not use undiluted on skin. Shake well and store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children.