Oregano is a popular perennial plant, which we know from the kitchen primarily. Few people know that for its numerous beneficial effects it has been applied already in ancient times in popular medicine. Get acquainted with the fantastic properties of oregano!
Oregano Oil - Oil of oregano (Origanum vulgare) 3.5% carvacrol
Oregano oil in extra virgin olive oil base.
Samenstelling in 12 druppels/0,51 ml (=portie):%DRI
Olie van oreganobladextract (Origanum vulgare ssp.hirtum, std. 3,5% carvacrol)39mg*
*DRI= Percentage van de dagelijkse referentie innamenietvastgesteld
Oregano Oil active ingredient/ daily dosage:
Oil of Oregano Leaf Extract 39 mg
(std. 3.5% Carvacrol)
European Lebanese - Origanum vulgare
Oregano Oil CaliVita
How do the active ingredients of oregano oil work?
- have a positive effect on digestive processes and achieving digestive comfort
- have antioxidant properties - they help protect cells against free radicals.
Who do we especially recommend?
- People who want to support the digestive system and achieve digestive comfort.
- People looking for antioxidant protection in a liquid formula.
The benefits of oregano oil
Oregano massage oil
liquid food supplement Calivita: Oregano Oil
Oregano Oil active ingredient
- The application of the formula cannot substitute for a medical examination, or consultation! It can be used for treating diseases only if approved by a physician, as a supplement of the general treatment!
- It is not recommended during pregnancy and nursing!
- Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membrane (externally use)!
- Do not exceed the recommended daily intake.
- Food supplements cannot substitute for a balanced mixed diet.
- Keep out of reach of young children.
Keywords: Oregano Oil, Calivita, oil of oregano
Not only a spice: Oregano
Oregano’s latin name is Origanum vulgare. It has green, 3-28mm long and 2,5-19 mm wide leafs.
The leafs are egg shaped, or can be elliptic. The sides can be intact or serrated
There are numerous types of oregano, though many herbs are enlisted here unrightfuly. These are mainly spice scented herbs, however botanically speaking they do not belong here. Such are for example the Cuban, Mexican and Spanish oregano.
The ’true’ oreganos however are also very diverse, not only in their appearance but also as far as ingredients and chemical content is concerned.
The volatile oil content is the main factor influencing the type of oregano at hand. On average the volatile oil content is between 0.5 and 2% (e.g. Origanum microphyllum, native to Crete, Greece).
Origanum calcaratum for example is generally considered poor in volatile oil, since its content is below 0,5%. Volatile oil ritch herbs can even surpase the 2% mark (e.g. Origanum vulgare).
Furthermore, the volatile oil content depends on the environment related factors such as seasons, number of sunny hours per day and amount of fallen rain. For example the oil essence can be much lower in the Fall. Origanum vulgare’s average value is 1 - 3.1%, however in the summer his figure rises to 4,8 - 8,2%.
Why is this important? Oregano’s main ingredient is the essential oil, hence its quantity is of crucial importance. It is made up of two main essential oil components called thymol and carvacrol.
Thymol is the monoterpene phenol while carvacrol acts as a “booster” thymol to increase the antibacterial effect of both.
It is a white, crystal matter, with pleasant aroma and strong antiseptic qualities. Due to it’s phenol nature it produces an antibacterial effect (25 times more effective then ’common’ phenol), yet less toxic.
It’s antifungal, antimicrobic characteristics proved valuable during in vitro experiments, and make it a valuable fighting tool against Salmonella and Escherichia coli.