Oil of oregano, or Origanum oil, is the concentrated essential oils extracted from the oregano plant, also known asOriganum vulgare. Mediterranean in origin, oregano is a member of the mint family Labiatae and is used widely across the world as a spice. Oil of Oregano contains many essential terpenoids, including carvacrol, a monoterpenoid which causes a sensation of warmth when in contact with the tongue.
It is important not to confuse oil of oregano with the common variety used as an ingredient and flavoring for recipes. Common oregano is usually Origanum marjoram, while true oil of oregano is extracted from the Origanum vulgare plant.
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CAUTION! Pure oil of oregano is very caustic and will burn or irritate tissues! Always dilute before use.