Oregano derives from the Greek words oros, meaning “mountain” and ganos, signifying “joy”. Oregano’s appearance is similar to that of marjoram. It can creep low to the ground or reach eighteen inches in height. It can be classified as an annual, a biennial, or a perennial herb. Egyptians valued oregano for its ability to disinfect wounds and speed the healing process. They used it in preservation, perhaps in mummification. Oregano is produced by steam distillation from leaves, emits a pungent and penetrating herbal scent, as does the essential oil.
Protecting, cleansing, flushing, strengthening and purifying
Boosts immunity and effective against allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fungal irritations; stimulates sluggish lymphatic circulation; ideal for spraying in a sickroom to cleanse or sterilise to prevent the spread of infection; relieves congestion, loosen and releases phlegm, respiratory ailments; eases aches and pains and reduce muscle spasms; alleviates the pain and supports healthy muscle, joint or cartilage function, sprains, swelling, and stiffness; helpful for all digestive disorders, eases indigestion, calms the stomach, stimulate appetite; soothes headaches, and nervous tension; relieve skin disorders and reduces chronic skin sensitivity; insect repellent; stimulates menstruation flow, relieves the pain of menstrual cramps
Oregano oil can stimulate skin cells and promote healthy circulation, making it useful for eliminating cellulite, however, it has to be highly diluted with a carrier oil as it can burn or irritate skin if applied directly on it.
The scent is sharp and strongly medicinal with a pungent phenol odour that is spicy, tangy, and hot. It strengthens one’s feeling of security.
Blends Well With:
Basil, fennel, geranium, lemongrass, myrtle, pine, thyme, rosemary.
Dilute Ratio: 20-80
- 1 part essential oil with 4 parts of carrier oil. Avoid using on children
Apply 1-2 drops on area of concern
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Do not use during pregnancy
Use very dilute on the skin, may irritate skin and mucous membranes. One drop in an ounce of carrier oil is often sufficient.