Oregano Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Oreganum compactum

Source Location

Plant part used

USA, Turkey

Flowers, buds, leaves

Extraction Method


Steam distillation

Pale yellow


Aroma Strength




Spicy and herbaceous


Skin care: pimples, wounds, ulcers, psoriasis, fungus, acne, insect bites/stings, scabies; digestive support: vomiting, upset tummy, toothache, diarrhea, colitis, intestinal parasites, jaundice, liver and spleen support, aerophagia, dysentery; respiratory support: whooping cough, asthma, coughs, colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throat, catarrh; cardio-vascular support: low blood pressure, cholesterol; muscle and joint pain; immune system support: malaria, cold, fever, bacterial and viral infections, flu; menstrual aid, period pain, edema, increase urine flow; ear noise, migraines, facial tics

Blends Well With

Basil, Bergamot, Camphor, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Citronella, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Orange, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Thyme

Main Constituents

Carvacrol, thymol, b-caryophyllene, a-pinene, linalool, myrcene, y-terpinene, methyl carvacrol, camphor, thymol


Analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antiviral, carminative, choleric, cytophylactic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, rubefacient, stimulant, tonic, disinfectant, immunostimulant, parasiticide, fungicide, bactericidal


Skin irritant and mucous membrane irritant. Large doses and prolonged use is hepato-toxic. Donít use in pregnancy, on infants or children.