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Scientific name: Carvacrol
Oil origin: Extracted from Oregano
Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma: Much like oregano
Odor strength: high
Carvacrol which is found in Oregano is a member of the Labiatae family. The etymology is derived from oreganos, meaning "joy of the mountains." Oregano is native to the Mediterranean and is a perennial plant with a strong aromatic scent. Carvacrol essential oil contains flavonoids, a powerful antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory compound.
Carvacrol has strong antiviral properties, keeping infections and colds at bay. It also is an effective analgesic, meaning it reduces pain and discomfort associated with bruises, rheumatism, arthritis, ankylosis, insect bites and even toothache pain. Its exceptionally powerful anti-microbial properties aid in the prevention of infections and to eliminate fungi such as athlete's foot.
carvacrol is analgesic, an aphrodisiac, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antiviral, aperitif, balsamic, carminative, cholagogue, choleretic, cytophylactic, diaphoretic, disinfectant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, hypnotic, parasiticide, rubefacient, stimulant (nerves), stomachic, tonic, and vulnerary.
carvacrol is a therapeutic addition to cosmetic applications, personal care formulations, soaps, perfumery, incense, candles, and aromatherapy.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.