Wild oregano oil seems to be a good antibiotic, antifungal, anti-Candida, digestive, immune system stimulant, anti-oxidant, soothing for minor burns, cuts or scratches and toothache. The composition of its active ingredients varies according to the harvest period, the growing conditions and how the plant is collected and then stored. The main constituents of oregano, responsible for its innumerable virtues, are phenols. In particular: thymol is an antiseptic, antispasmodic and deworming agent which is used for the preparation of oregano-based products for internal and external use. Carvacloro, then, is an antiseptic widely used in perfumery. Oregano leaves and flowering tops are used, harvested in summer during full bloom. These parts must be dried in dark and ventilated places. With drying, unlike other herbs, it maintains its aroma which is, in fact, stronger and more concentrated.
How to use
Oregano suffixes are useful for clearing the nose. On food it helps in pathologies due to bad digestion and, therefore, for meteorism, migraine, etc. The infusion is excellent in anti-cellulite treatments. The same infusion, mixed with wine, stimulates digestive functions, relieves headaches, intestinal pains and helps in case of cold. Gargle is useful against throat inflammation. In cosmetics, oregano is used to make purifying, stimulating and deodorant baths. Just dip a canvas bag with a handful of oregano into the bath water. It is indicated for stiff neck. It is sufficient to apply a bunch of oregano flowers, as poultice, freshly picked and just heated. The essential oil of the plant is used in aromatherapy and perfumery. Finally, and obviously, in Mediterranean countries oregano is used as a spice to flavor many dishes.