Origanum vulgare

Botanical Family: Labiatae

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from herb

Common Primary Uses: Athlete’s Foot, Calluses, Candida, Canker Sores, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ebola Virus, Fungal Infections, Immune System (Stimulates), Inflammation, Intestinal Parasites, MRSA, Muscle Aches, Nasal Polyp, Parasites, Plague, Pneumonia, Ringworm, Staph Infection, Vaginal Candida, Viral Infections, Warming (Body), Warts, Whooping Cough

Common Application Methods: Dilute 1:3 (1 drop essential oil to at least 3 drops carrier oil) when used topically. Dilute more heavily for children over 6 or for those with sensitive skin. Apply directly on area of concern or to reflex points.

Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly.

Dilute and take in capsules. Use as a flavoring in cooking.

Properties: Antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiseptic to the respiratory system, antiviral, and immune stimulant.

French Medicinal Uses: Asthma, bronchitis (chronic), mental disease, pulmonary tuberculosis, and rheumatism (chronic).

Other Possible Uses: Oregano oil may help colds, digestive problems, metabolic balance, obesity, viral and bacterial pneumonia, and strengthen vital centers.

Body System(s) Affected: Immune and Respiratory Systems, Muscles and Bones.

Aromatic Influence: Strengthens one’s feeling of security.

Oral Use As Dietary Supplement: Oregano oil is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA (21CFR182.20). Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz. of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk). Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.

Safety Data: Can cause extreme skin irritation.

Blend Classification: Enhancer and Equalizer.

Blends With: Basil, fennel, geranium, lemongrass, thyme, and rosemary.