Latin Name: Origanum compactum
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the flowering herb
Oregano has a warm, spicy aroma and is cleansing and protective. Distilled from the flowering top, Oregano also helps to maintain a healthy digestive system and is warming and uplifting.
It is another common garden, hardy, bushy, perennial herb growing up to 90cm high with an erect hairy stem, dark green ovate leaves and pinky-purple flowers that give off a strong aroma when bruised. Native to Europe but now cultivated all over the world, oil is mainly produced in Bulgaria and Italy. There is confusion concerning the classifications or marjoram and oregano species as there are over thirty varieties only some are used in producing essential oils.