Botanical Source: The herb of Origanum vulgare L.- a member of the Labiatae family, imbued with an affinity for the warmth processes
Pharmaceutical Name: Herba origani vulgari
Alternate Names: Common oregano, wild oregano, origan (Fr), oregano (Ge, Sp), origanon (Gr), zatar (Arabic)
Constituents: 50% to 91% phenols, including carvacrol and trace amounts of thymol, monoterpenes such as p-cymene, a-pinene, b-phellandrene, a-terpinene, monoterpenols, and sesquiterpenes
Tropism: Nervous, respiratory, digestive, reproductive organs, lung, liver, spleen meridians, and air body
Preparation: Oregano herb prepared by tincture or infusion and steam distillation of the dried herb in flower or essential oil
Essential Function: Analgesic (relieves pain), tonic, stimulant, stomachic, antispasmodic, emmenagogue (promotes menstrual flow), expectorant, and diaphoretic (stimulates perspiration)
Traditional Use: Oregano has been used for centuries for its wide range of medicinal properties, particularly its ability to alleviate pain, aid digestion, and stimulate perspiration. Additionally, wild oregano oil is used in treating various conditions, including periodontal disease, cold sores, acne, rosacea, and bronchitis
Physiological: Suppository, gel cap, external applications. Nervous, respiratory, digestive, and urogenital systems. Strong systemic nervous and central arterial circulatory stimulant, SNS stimulant. Addresses a wide range of asthenic (cold) and chronic hypotonic (weak) conditions with circulatory deficiency, chronic debility, and fatigue. Adrenal fatigue stimulant
Psychological: Aromatic diffusion. PNEI (Psycho Neuro Endocrine Immunology) stimulant in weakness conditions stimulates ganglia and prefrontal cortex functioning. It promotes willpower, self-confidence and strength, stimulates the mind, and promotes alertness
Topical: Compress, lotion, cream, balm, and oil. Promotes tissue repair by lowering inflammation and relieving pain and swelling
TCM: Rising, warm to hot nature, tonifies the yang, warms the interior, and strengthens the Shen. Oregano warms the lung, circulates and descends Qi, warms and harmonizes the middle warmer, resolves dampness, and relieves pain
Ayurveda: In Ayurveda, oregano is known as "ajwain," a Hindi word that means "carom seeds." It is believed to have medicinal properties and is a remedy for various health issues. Oregano is known to be a natural antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal agent. Ayurvedic practitioners often use it to treat digestive problems, respiratory infections, and skin issues. It is also believed to have a calming effect on the mind and body and is often used in Ayurvedic treatments to reduce stress and anxiety
Chakra Affinity: Solar Plexus
Psychospiritual: Oregano oil encourages spiritual focus, calm, and the capacity to withdraw from worldly stresses and entanglements
Anthroposophical: Oregano has a strong affinity for the astral body. This is particularly evident in the digestive system, where the astral body directs the metabolic processes of assimilation, digestion, and excretion. The metabolic-limb system, consisting of the metabolic and limb processes that involve the musculature, bones, and viscera, operates under the guidance of the astral body. The metabolic processes take nourishment and process it to support the various organs and tissues of the body. Limb processes support movement, enabling the body to interact with its environment. The astral body works with the etheric body to integrate the metabolic-limb system into the larger organism.
The composite oregano oil picture includes digestive disorders such as indigestion; diarrhea; constipation; vomiting; nausea; lack of appetite; colic; and dysentery. Oregano is a stimulant, giving energy and vitality, and is often used to enhance physical performance; and has been used for ages as an anti-inflammatory and general tonic agent.
In summary, oregano has a strong affinity for the astral body. It is used as a remedy for a wide range of physical and psychological disorders that are associated with the astral body. Oregano is a powerful herbal remedy that balances and harmonizes the astral body, allowing it to function according to its proper protocol. Oregano is a valuable addition to any natural medicine cabinet, offering support for the metabolic-limb system.