Origanum vulgare

Plant Name Origanum vulgare L.
Botanical Info Perennial growing to 0.6 m by 0.8 m
Geography In Asia and specially in Iran grows everywhere on glades, skirts, among bushes, on dry open herbaceous places, on slopes of hills.
Chemical Content Contains tannins and an ascorbic acid (mg of %): flowers – 166, leaves – 565 and caulises – 58. An Essential oil received from a plant – uncolored or yellowish. Well pitchs raw materials odour, possesses a sharp taste. An essential ingredients of an oil (%): Thymolum – 50, cymophenol, bi – and tricyclic sesquiterpenes – 12,5, geranilacetate – 2,6-5.
Traditional Use and Activity Essential oil from a grass used as an outside agent at a dentagra, in the Indian medicine – a stimulating and fortifying agent. An oregano used at an intestine atony, spastic strictures in the field of a stomach, gastritises, a liver inflammation, a yellows, a sleeplessness, nervous breakdowns, a whooping cough, and also as an expectorant. Several plants in the genus reportedly have antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties due to the phenol carvacrol . Leaves and flowers add in baths at a scrofula, rashes.

In the perfumery-cosmetic industry an oregano essential oil used for aromatisation of a toilet soap, colognes, tooth pastes and lipsticks.

Oregano – a good honey plant