Oregano

(rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Dost; Origan; Origani herba; Origani Vulgaris Herba; Wild Marjoram.
CAS — 8007-11-2 (origanum oil).

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Oregano). The dried leaves and flowers, separated from the stems, of Origanum onites or O. vulgare subsp. hirtum, or a mixture of both species. It contains a minimum of 2.5% v/w of essential oil, which contains a minimum of 60% of carvacrol and thymol, calculated with reference to the anhydrous drug. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

The aerial parts of oregano, Origanum onites (Lamiaceae), or O. vulgare or its subspecies, are used as a culinary herb and in herbal preparations. There is some confusion over the naming of origanum oils. Oil from O. vulgare has been used medicinally. Origanum Oil is the oil obtained from Coridothymus capitatus (Thymus capitatus) but oils from other related species may also be referred to as origanum oils, and Oil of Origanum was also given as a synonym for Thyme Oil in BPC 1949. Preparations listed in Martindale as containing origanum oil may contain an oil from any of these related species.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Gartech; Austria: Asthmatee EF-EM-ES; Baby Luuf; Cz.: Bronchosan; Fytokliman Planta; Melaton†; Pol.: Herbolen; Herbolen D; Spain: Pazbronquial; Switz.: Demonatur Capsules contre les refroidissements.
Published May 08, 2019.