Scientific Name: Origanum syriacum
Oregano has long been used as a culinary spice. Most oregano oils available in the U.S are actually made from non-oregano species (mostly thyme and marjoram). These mislabeled products lack the potent properties of true wild Oregano essential oil. Oregano oil is also very difficult to find in its true undiluted state.
Most oregano oils are diluted in a base of a carrier oil. Therapeutic oregano essential oil (Origanum syriacum) wild-crafted and sourced from Turkey is one of the best sources.
A naturally occurring 83% carvacrol content is difficult to fine, but highly potent. This oil MUST be diluted before using topically.
Oregano Oil Precautions
Because this oil is undiluted and pure, it is very “hot” and can irritate or burn the skin and mucous membranes. Only used diluted with a carrier oil with at least a 50/50 mixture of essential oil to carrier oil. Add more carrier oil if the oil is too hot. Not for use in children. Do not use during pregnancy. Must be highly diluted for most uses.
Note: This information is for educational purposes only, and it is not guaranteed to be complete.