|Most Common Name:||Oregano|
|Also Known As (other names):||Wild
Marjoram, Sweet Marjoram|
Oregano - General description:
Oregano grows wild in most
countries that border the Mediterranean ocean. Oregano's use as a medicinal herb
goes back to Ancient Greek days when it was used for convulsions, poisoning and
The whole herb is used.
Properties, or Oregano use in treatment of:
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|Below we list
reported constituents of this herb. This may not be complete as continuous
research constantly discovers new constituents. Where possible we also provide
information about constituents and their application, effect and side effects,
if any. We do not provide information on the interaction between constituents.
We do not give quantities of each individual constituent as these vary
considerably due to region and climate. By comparing the treatments above with
the constituent benefits below some indication of quantities can be gained.|
|A Volatile oil - See Origanum
Essential Oil ||
Thymol: A phenolic volatile oil.
Phenolic oils: Found only in a select few aromatic herbs
Phenolic volatile oils are very potent and caustic, expectorant, antispasmodic
and antimicrobial but very irritant to the mucus membrane. Phenols can be either
Monoterpene (thymol, carvacrol found in thyme and oregano) expectorant,
antispasmodic and antimicrobial which is very irritant to the mucus membrane or Phenylpropanoid (Euganol which is widely distributed in plants) that is
much more benign while having the same properties.
Carvacrol: A Monoterpene Phenol.
Found mainly in Thyme,
Marjoram and Oregano, Carvacrol is a very irritant compound. Great care should
be exercised with sensitivity and dosage.
Flavonoids: Flavonoids occur (as white and yellow plant pigments
found almost as commonly as chlorophyll) as Glycosides or in a free state. In
plants it is essential for protecting plant tissue from UV radiation and acts as
antioxidants. As pigments it is also responsible for Autumn colors in leaves and
yellow/red pigmentation in flowers.
Laboratory experiments have been
conducted on the beneficiary effect of Flavonoids on the heart and circulatory
system. Flavonoids are also used to mitigate stress, especially environmental
stress. Flavonoids are often used for their antioxidant effect against free
radicals. There are also strong indications that they have antiviral,
anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive properties but dosage has not been
determined which will obviously have a profound effect on their efficacy as a
component of this herb.
Contraindications, do not use if:
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|We at Beneforce are certainly not experts in the use of every herb.
In our studies and research we do come across warnings that a herb should not be
used in certain circumstances or for certain conditions and ailments. Where
possible we will reflect these on our pages but cannot guarantee that for any
herb our list of contraindications are complete or valid. We urge that you
consult an appropriate and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment.|
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