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Oregano- Origanum - Thymbra capitatae - Turkey

Family: Labiatae

Origin: Hungary, Turkey

Extraction: Steam distillation of flowering herb

Volatility: Middle

Colour: Dark amber to reddish brown colour

Aroma: Deep herbal characteristic of oregano


Noted Constituents

Phenols – carvacrol – 59-64%, thymol – 4-6%

Monoterpenes (up to 25%) – Paracymene (12-14%), a & b pinene, myrcene

Sesquiterpenes – caryophyllene, bisabolene


Cautions / Safety Data

Possible skin irritant with sensitive skin.  Strong aroma may cause headaches. Use sparingly with severe respiratory conditions. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use.  Not for internal use.  If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.


Useful Information

Has very persistent and intense herbal aroma that can overwhelm a blend.



Essential oils are not meant to be a replacement for traditional medical treatment of diseases and conditions.  When in doubt, please consult a physician.
Image credit: Photo of Oregano by Krzysztof Ziarnek. Licensed under CC Attribution Share-Alike 4.0. This image has been remixed/edited.

Additional information

Weight N/A

1 L, 100 ml, 15 ml, 5 ml, 500 ml


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