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Umuthi Botanicals – Oregano (Wild) Essential Oil 10ml


The essential oil derived from the wild Oreganum Vulgare has a wide spectrum of benefits.


Botanical name:  Oreganum vulgare

Part used: leaves and flowers.
Method: Steam distillation.
Colour: pale yellow:
Consistency: Thin
Perfumery note: Medium.

Aroma: Herbaceous, woody with citrus notes.

  • The herb Oregano that we all know as a great flavour in Mediterranean cuisine is a valuable addition to our diet as it has excellent antibacterial properties and is an aid to digestion.
  • The essential oil derived from the wild Oreganum Vulgare has a wide spectrum of benefits. Oregano has the highest content of phenols of all the oils from herbs.
  • It can be added to either your usual cleaning products or a mix of oils and vinegar to create a very powerful antibacterial cleaner for the home.
  • Besides being antibacterial, it is anti fungal and antiviral, and as such is very effective in treating athlete’s foot and nail fungus.
  • As Oregano oil is anti inflammatory, diluted in a carrier oil such as almond or coconut it can be applied to any painful area, ie rheumatic joints or sore muscles, also to relieve allergic reactions.
  • Used as a vapour inhalation it is good for colds and sinus problems, and acts as a decongestant.
  • A few drops in water makes a good mouthwash for toothache and sore throats.
  • Use as an insect repellent, also to fight parasites and infections.

Thymol, carvacrol, terpenes, rosmarinic acid

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