Oregano Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare
  • Alternative Names: Wild Marjoram
  • Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Carvacrol
  • Other Main Constituents: Thymol
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Leaf

Combined Toxicity of Three Essential Oils Against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Larvae

Muturi EJ, Ramirez JL, Doll KM, Bowman MJ Journal of Medical Entomology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Essential oils are potential alternatives to synthetic insecticides because they have low mammalian toxicity, degrade rapidly in the environment, and possess complex mixtures of bioactive constituents with multi-modal activity against the target insect populations. Twenty-one essential oils were initially screened for their toxicity against… Read more »

Carvacrol-rich oregano oil and thymol-rich thyme red oil inhibit biofilm formation and the virulence of uropathogenic Escherichia coli

Lee JH, Kim YG, Lee J Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2017 AIMS: Urinary tract infections are caused primarily by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC), and indwelling catheters are usually colonized by UPEC biofilms tolerant to common antibiotics. Hence, UPEC biofilms pose a substantial challenge, and there is an urgent need for effective control strategies. METHODS AND… Read more »

Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Essential Oils against Pathogens Responsible for Otitis Externa in Dogs and Cats

Ebani VV, Nardoni S, Bertelloni F, Najar B, Pistelli L, Mancianti F Medicines (Basel), 2017 ABSTRACT: Background: Essential oils (EOs) are recommended by some veterinarians to treat otitis externa in pets, but data about their efficacy in scientific literature are very scant. Methods:Nine commercial EOs, from roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis L.), star anise (Illicium verum), lavender (Lavandula hybrida), litsea… Read more »

Enhancing blood donor skin disinfection using natural oils

Alabdullatif M, Boujezza I, Mekni M, Taha M, Kumaran D, Yi QL, Landoulsi A, Ramirez-Arcos S Transfusion, 2017 BACKGROUND: Effective donor skin disinfection is essential in preventing bacterial contamination of blood components with skin flora bacteria like Staphylococcus epidermidis. Cell aggregates of S. epidermidis (biofilms) are found on the skin and are resistant to the… Read more »

Susceptibility of herpes simplex virus type 1 to monoterpenes thymol, carvacrol, p-cymene and essential oils of Sinapis arvensis L., Lallemantia royleana Benth. and Pulicaria vulgaris Gaertn

Sharifi-Rad J, Salehi B, Schnitzler P, Ayatollahi SA, Kobarfard F, Fathi M, Eisazadeh M, Sharifi-Rad M Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2017 ABSTRACT: In recent years, with increased the prevalence of viral infections and having no specific for  their treatment  and also the continuous appearance of resistant viral strains, the finding of novel antiviral agents is… Read more »

Carvacrol promotes angiogenic paracrine potential and endothelial differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells at low concentrations

Matluobi D, Araghi A, Maragheh BFA, Rezabakhsh A, Soltani S, Khaksar M, Siavashi V, Feyzi A, Bagheri HS, Rahbarghazi R, Montazersaheb S Microvascular Research, 2017 OBJECTIVES: Phenolic monoterpene compound, named Carvacrol, has been found to exert different biological outcomes. It has been accepted that the angiogenic activity of human mesenchymal stem cells was crucial in the… Read more »

Inhibitory effect of Thymus vulgaris and Origanum vulgare essential oils on virulence factors of phytopathogenic Pseudomonas syringae strains

Carezzano ME, Sotelo JP, Primo E, Reinoso EB, Paletti Rovey MF, Demo MS, Giordano WF, Oliva MLM Plant Biology (Stuttgart, Germany), 2017 ABSTRACT: Pseudomonas syringae is a phytopathogenic bacterium that causes lesions in leaves during the colonisation process. The damage is associated with production of many virulence factors, such as biofilm and phytotoxins. The essential oils… Read more »

Prebiotic Potential and Chemical Composition of Seven Culinary Spice Extracts

Lu QY, Summanen PH, Lee RP, Huang J, Henning SM, Heber D, Finegold SM, Li Z Journal of Food Science, 2017 ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to investigate prebiotic potential, chemical composition, and antioxidant capacity of spice extracts. Seven culinary spices including black pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, ginger, Mediterranean oregano, rosemary, and turmeric were extracted with boiling water. Major chemical… Read more »

Effects of Carvacrol on Survival, Mesenteric Blood Flow, Aortic Function and Multiple Organ Injury in a Murine Model of Polymicrobial Sepsis

Ozer EK, Goktas MT, Toker A, Bariskaner H, Ugurluoglu C, Iskit AB Inflammation, 2017 ABSTRACT: Carvacrol (CRV) has strong cytoprotective, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. We aimed to demonstrate the possible protective effects of CRV on survival, mesenteric artery blood flow (MBF), vascular reactivity, and oxidative and inflammatory injuries in a murine model of polymicrobial sepsis induced by cecal ligation and puncture… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »