Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is an herb that is native to the Mediterranean, Europe and Asia. It is basically used as a spice and is said to have several medicinal properties. As the name suggests, oil of oregano is a potent steam distilled extract of the oregano plant. This oil is known for its strong aroma and antiseptic properties. It is a natural substance and contains two key compounds carvacrol and thymol which are directly involved in inhibiting harmful micro-organisms that cause many illnesses and complications.
Oregano oil should not be confused with common oregano which is used as a spice for cooking. Common oregano is typically Origanum Marjoram whereas oregano oil belongs to Origanum Vulgare. This oil can be used either as a liquid or in the form of capsules. In both the cases, it should be verified that the oil has been extracted from proper potent oregano plant and the carvacrol concentration should be at least 70 percent.
The oil of oregano uses are so many that we had to categorize to be able to list them all right! Read and revel.