Oregano Essential Oil
Oregano oil has a powerful, spicy, camphor-like aroma. It is light yellow in colour and is light in consistency.
It originated in France.
Oregano oil is extracted by the process of steam distillation.
Carvacrol, thymol, p-cymene, cis-ocimene, caryophyllene and linalool.
Research results have showed that volatile oil of Oregano has considerable inhibitory effects against 25 different genera of bacteria including animal and plant pathogens, food poisoning and spoilage bacteria.
- Oregano essential oil is both a dermal irritant and a mucous membrane irritant.