Oregano essential oil (oregano oil) is prepared by steam distillation of the flowering shoots and leaves of oregano.
This particular oregano oil has a 91% concentration of carvacrol. It has a pale yellow color and a distinct, spicy herbal, warm aroma. It relieves pain and inflammation and strengthens the immune system.
It increases the flexibility of joints and muscles and has a beneficial effect on the respiratory system. It is used in cosmetic products for nail fungus, acne and mouth ulcers. It is an antioxidant and helps against free radicals.
What is Carvacrol? It is the main and most important component of wild oregano that grows freely in the Greek nature. Carvacrol gives oregano its characteristic taste and aroma. Oregano essential oil of the Botanical Garden has a carbachol concentration of 91%, the highest you can find in an essential oil on the Greek market.
In summary, the most important properties of oregano oil are:
- It is a natural antibiotic. Its main substance, carvacrol, prevents the proliferation of bacteria. In this oregano oil, the content is 91%!
- Helps lower cholesterol
- It is a powerful antioxidant
- Helps fight fungal infections
- Improves bowel function
- It has anti-inflammatory properties
- Relieves pain
- It has anti-cancer properties (also because it is a powerful antioxidant)
- Helps fight excess weight
For inhalations: Add a few drops of oregano essential oil to a bowl of boiling water, place a towel over your head and inhale the fumes of oregano oil for 5-10 minutes. This steam helps to loosen and dry the mucus in the nasal passages, and the antibacterial properties of the oil help fight infections and soothe cold symptoms.
Inhale directly from the bottle: Feeling stuffy at work? Oregano oil has a strong oregano aroma when inhaled over the bottle directly which is stimulating and can help open the airways.
Helps with sore throat: Add a drop of oregano oil dissolved in oil to a glass of warm water and gargle with the mixture. The antibacterial properties of the oil will help fight bacteria and the anti-inflammatory properties help relieve a sore throat.
Sublingual use: Dissolve 1 drop of oregano oil in olive or coconut oil, and place under the tongue. Hold the mixture in your mouth for a minute, giving it time to enter the bloodstream, then spit it out. Repeat 2-3 times a day.
Oregano oil should not be applied directly to the skin, except diluted in a carrier oil such as olive oil. If you wish to take it orally internally, always consult your doctor or aromatherapist.