Oregano Essential Oil
The Benefits of Oregano:
Oregano essential oil (Origanum vulgare) has healthy cleansing properties that were first recognized in ancient Greece, where oregano essential oil was often used on skin to soothe it and to maintain a healthy microbial balance.† It was also often added to food to maintain a balanced microbial environment.†
Oregano is a plant that is native to higher altitudes and typically grows in the mountains, which, incidentally, is how it got its name oregano, which means “delight of the mountains.”
Oregano Essential Oil
Essential oil of oregano is extracted via steam distillation of fresh oregano leaves, which also go by the scientific name Oreganum vulgare. Some of its potent health-supporting components include carvacrol, thymol, cymene, caryophyllene, pinene, bisabolene, linalool, borneol, geranyl acetate, linalyl acetate and terpinene.
Don’t let that scientific jargon throw you off, though, because they contribute to oregano essential oil’s properties that can provide holistic, powerful support for health.†
For example, the pinene content found in oregano essential oil has been noted for supporting healthy respiration as well as healthy memory and staying alert.†
Additionally, linalool is a common element of many essential oils, including oregano essential oil, and has been found to be a strong supporter of healthy cells.†
And when your cells are healthy, then you can be, too.†
Here are some uses and insights on oregano essential oil:
Add 10 drops to a spray bottle full of water for a last-minute counter spray.
Supports healthy respiratory function†
May help to support a healthy immune system†
Used as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent
Excellent source of antioxidants†
Add one drop in place of one tablespoon ground oregano to your favorite Italian dishes.
Supports healthy digestion†
Oregano essential oil blends well with the following essential oils: lavender, rosemary, bergamot, chamomile, cypress, cedarwood, tea tree and eucalyptus. These combinations are often made and widely used by aromatherapists and herbalists. I don’t recommend using oil of oregano internally, but you can diffuse it around your home. It's also great for many personal care products. In fact, you can make homemade mouthwash with oregano oil. It helps support oral health.† Try NUMA oregano essential oil today.
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