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

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 »

Global transcriptional response of Escherichia coli MG1655 cells exposed to the oxygenated monoterpenes citral and carvacrol

Chueca B, Pérez-Sáez E, Pagán R, García-Gonzalo D International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2017 ABSTRACT: DNA microarrays were used to study the mechanism of bacterial inactivation by carvacrol and citral. After 10-min treatments of Escherichia coli MG1655 cells with 100 and 50ppm of carvacrol and citral, 76 and 156 genes demonstrated significant transcriptional differences (p≤0.05),… Read more »

Screening of plants used in the European traditional medicine to treat memory disorders for acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity and anti amyloidogenic activity

Lobbens ES, Vissing KJ, Jorgensen L, van de Weert M, Jäger AK Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Ethnopharmacological relevance: Plants used in the traditional medicine of Europe to treat memory dysfunction and/or to enhance memory were investigated for activity against the underlying mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. Aim of the study: To investigate 35 ethanolic extracts… Read more »

Anti-inflammatory, tissue remodeling, immunomodulatory, and anticancer activities of oregano (Origanum vulgare) essential oil in a human skin disease model

Han X, Parker TL Biochimie Open, 2017 ABSTRACT: The use of oregano (Origanum vulgare) essential oil (OEO) has become popular in skin care products. However, scientific research regarding its effects on human skin cells is scarce. In this study, we investigated the biological activity of a commercially available OEO, which is high in carvacrol content,… 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… Read more »

Oregano Essential Oil Improves Intestinal Morphology and Expression of Tight Junction Proteins Associated with Modulation of Selected Intestinal Bacteria and Immune Status in a Pig Model

Yi Zou, Quanhang Xiang, Jun Wang, Jian Peng, Hongkui Wei BioMed Research International, 2016 ABSTRACT: Oregano essential oil (OEO) has long been used to improve the health of animals, particularly the health of intestine, which is generally attributed to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. However, how OEO acts in the intestine of pig is still… Read more »

Inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus cocktail using the synergies of oregano and rosemary essential oils or carvacrol and 1,8-cineole

Honório VG0, Bezerra J, Souza GT, Carvalho RJ, Gomes-Neto NJ, Figueiredo RC, Melo JV, Souza EL, Magnani M Frontiers in microbiology, 2015 ABSTRACT: This study assessed the inhibitory effects of the essential oils (EOs) from Origanum vulgare L. (OVEO) and Rosmarinus officinalis L. (ROEO), as well as of the its majority individual constituents (ICs) carvacrol… Read more »