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Origanum Vulgare Essential Oil  


$ 7.93

Extraction Method - Steam Distillation

Certificate - ISO, GMP, Organic, IFRA, FSSAI, Halal

Source - Leaves, Stem


Botanical Name:  Origanum Vulgare L Common name:  Origano, Marjoram Read More

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Botanical Name: 

Origanum Vulgare L

Common name: 

Origano, Marjoram

Plant family: 





Pale yellow to reddish or brownish liquid with thin consistency


It has a spicy but dry and woody aroma with earthy notes with strong aroma at a middle note.

Blends With:

Herbal and woody essential oils such as Cypress, Marjoram, Rosemary, and the more camphorous floral oils such as Lavender.




Leaves and Stem

Method of Extraction:

Steam Distillation


Origanum Vulgare is also known as Oregano and Wild Marjoram. The name originated from the Greek ‘joy of the mountains’ and is a common mint species family. It is native to the Mediterranean basin and Asia. It is a perennial herb which grows 20–80 cm tall, with leaves of up to 4 cm, and has purple, spikey flowers. Oregano has been a popular culinary herb in Europe since ancient time, and became popular in North America after WWII when returning soldiers posted to Italy brought back a taste for pizza.

Oregano was first used by Greeks since it was originally grown in Greece. They believed that this herb was created by the Goddess Aphrodite. She wanted it to be a symbol of joy growing in her garden. The word “oregano” comes from the Greek words oros, for “mountain,” and ganos, for “joy” meaning “joy of the mountains.


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As per NAHA guidelines, New Directions Aromatics (NDA) does not recommend the ingestion of essential oils. It is imperative to consult a medical practitioner before using Essential Oils for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women and those taking prescription drugs are especially advised not to use this product without the medical advice of a physician. The oil should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7.

The ancient Egyptians used it in food preservation, and Hippocrates used it in his medical practice.

Traditionally Origano is used for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, croup, and bronchitis. It is also used for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders such as heartburn and bloating. Other uses include treating menstrual cramps, rheumatoid arthritis, urinary tract disorders including urinary tract infections (UTIs), headaches and heart conditions.

Origanum Vulgare Essential Oil in Pharma

Origanum vulgare essential oil is antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal medicinal oil. It clears respiratory infections in a few days only. It is also a proven antifungal that can be used in the treatment of Candida Albicans. For fungus under the nails and on the skin, eczema and psoriasis it can be used diluted in olive oil with topical application, as well as in baths. It can be used for the treatment of rheumatic pains and muscle aches.


Origanum vulgare essential oil can heal all kinds of infections, viral, bacterial or fungal in nature. It is also a powerful analgesic and antioxidant, useful in muscular and rheumatic pains, stomach and intestinal upsets.

Essence of Origanum Vulgare Essential Oil

In foods and beverages, origanum vulgare essential oil is used as a culinary spice and a food preservative.

Origanum vulgare essential oil contains chemicals that might help reduce cough and spasms. It also helps digestion by increasing bile flow and fighting against some bacteria, viruses, fungi, intestinal worms, and other parasites.

Origanum vulgare essential oil is taken by mouth for intestinal parasites, allergies, sinus pain, arthritis, cold and flu, swine flu, earaches, and fatigue. It is applied to the skin for skin conditions including acne, athlete's foot, oily skin, dandruff, canker sores, warts, ringworm, rosacea, and psoriasis as well as for insect and spider bites, gum disease, toothaches, muscle pain, and varicose veins. The oil is also used topically as insect repellent.



·        Boosts Immunity

·        Prevents Viral Infections

·        Antifungal Properties

·        Prevents Infections

·        Anti-inflammatory Properties

·        Treats Respiratory Conditions

·        Acts as Antiparasitic

·        Prevents Cancer

·        Regulates Menses

·        Anti-allergenic

·        Promotes Digestion



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Safety Summary                        

·        Hazards: Drug interaction; inhibits blood clotting; embryotoxicity; skin irritation (low risk); mucous membrane irritation.

·        Contraindications: Pregnancy, breastfeeding

·        Cautions:

Dermal - Hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin for children under two years of age.

Oral - Diabetic medication, anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia, other bleeding disorders.

Maximum dermal use level - 1.1%.

Safety advice Our dermal maximum is based on 87.8% total thymol and carvacrol content and a dermal limit of 1% for carvacrol and thymol to avoid skin irritation.


Organ Specific Effects                         

·        Adverse skin reaction: Undiluted Origanum oil was severely irritating to mice, and moderately irritating to rabbits. Tested at 2% on 25 volunteers it was neither irritating nor sensitizing. Origanum oil is non-phototoxic (Opdyke 1974 p945– 946). In a CAM (chorioallantoic membrane of the fertile chicken egg) assay, a model for detecting irritants, Origanum onites oil with 57.4% carvacrol and 11.6% thymol was strongly irritating. This irritation was due to thymol and not to carvacrol.

·        Reproductive toxicity: When Origanum vulgare oil was fed to pregnant mice for two weeks at 1,000 ppm (equivalent to 150 mg/kg), there was a related increase in the rate of embryonic cell death. Satureja khuzestanica, an essential oil consisting of 93.9% carvacrol, was given orally to pregnant rats during gestational days 0–15 at doses of 100, 500 or 1,000 ppm. There were no signs of maternal toxicity or teratogenicity at any dose, and in the two higher dose groups there was a significant increase in the number of implantation and live fetuses, a positive outcome.


Systemic Effects

·        Acute Toxicity: Origanum oil acute oral LD50 in rats 1.85 g/kg; acute dermal LD50 in rabbits 480 mg/kg.

·        Antioxidant/pro-oxidant activity: Origanum vulgare L. subsp. hirtum oil displayed antioxidant activity in chicken liver, muscle tissue and egg yolk (Dorman et al 1995) and was significantly antioxidant (comparable with a-tocopherol or BHT) in three different assays (Kusilic et al 2004). The oil scavenged DPPH radicals with an IC50 of 0.17 mg/mL (Bozin et al 2006). Thymbra capitata oil had more than double the antioxidant potency of BHT in sunflower oil.

· Carcinogenic/anti carcinogenic potential: Carcinogenic/anticarcinogenic potential Origanum oil significantly induced glutathione S-transferase activity in mouse tissues (Lam & Zheng 1991). Origanum onites oil (74.0% carvacrol, 7.2% linalool, 4.4% thymol) was not mutagenic in S. tymphimurium strains TA98 and TA100 with or without S9, and strongly inhibited induced mutagenicity in the same strains (Ipek et al 2005). Thymbra capitata oil was not mutagenic in either the Bacillus subtilis rec-assay or the Salmonella/microsome reversion assay (Zani et al 1991). Origanum vulgare L. subsp. hirtum oil is reported to be non-genotoxic and antigenotoxic (Bakkali et al 2006; Mezzoug et al 2007). An Origanum vulgare L. subsp. hirtum oil with 79.6% carvacrol caused complete cell death in two human cancer cell lines, Hep-2 and HeLa, at 0.01% (Sivropoulou et al 1996). Carvacrol displays anticarcinogenic activity.

·        Drug interactions: Antidiabetic or anticoagulant medication, because of cardiovascular effects.




·        Ecotoxicity: No data available

Acute fish toxicity: LC50 / 96 HOUR – No data available

Toxicity to aquatic plants – No data available

Toxicity to microorganisms – No data available

·        Toxicity threshold – No data available    

·        Bioaccumulation: unlikely

·        Mobility in soil: No data available

·        Persistence and degradability: biodegradation expected

·        PBT and vPvB assessment: No data available

·        Avoid direct exposure into water streams and ground water sources. 

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