Oregano

Goya Botanicals - Oregano (Origanum vulg

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Origanum vulgare L.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Oregano, wild marjoram

South-West Turkey

Conventional (GAP)

Steam distillation

Gökova, Turkey

August 2021

Leaves and stems

1 year

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Description

Goya Botanicals Oregano Hydrosol (hydrolat or floral water) is obtained naturally during the first half of unpressurised steam distillation process of oregano leaves and stems. It is 100% natural, pure, undiluted, free from any preservatives, alcohol and emulsifiers. Goya Botanicals oregano hydrosol contains approximately 0.05% to 0.30% oregano essential oil. The major components are carvacrol and thymol and it has a sharp, pungent and spicy aroma.    

Uses & Benefits

Oregano hydrosol is a digestive aid, intestinal cleanser and immune tonic. It is also useful in oral hygiene and as gargle for sore throat(1). Recent studies also proved that oregano hydrosol has antiseptic, antifungal(2) and antibacterial properties and it can be used as an antimicrobial agent to prevent the deterioration of food products(3).

GC/MS Analysis & Technical Data Sheet

The GC/MS analysis of this oregano hydrosol batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic hydrosol of Origanum vulgare L. Essential oil composition is similar with oregano hydrosol. No contamination, adulteration, ethyl alcohol or preservative has been detected.

References & Disclaimer

  1. Wilson, R. (2002). Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty, p. 105. Penguin.

  2. Catty, S. (2001). Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, p. 117. Healing Arts Press.

  3. Saǧdıç, O., Özcan, M. (2003). Antibacterial activity of Turkish spice hydrosols. Food Control, 14(3), 141–143.

Although hydrosols (hydrolat or floral water) do not have as much powerful effects as essential oils, they might have strong chemical and biological effects. The statement above is for information purposes only. It is not intended to offer professional medical advice or treatment for any condition. Goya Botanicals shall not be responsible for any harm resulting from the use of or reliance upon this information.

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