Oregano was recognized in antiquity, by the ancient Greeks and later by the Romans, for its health and medicinal benefits. Scientific studies attribute some health benefits of oregano to its essential oil components, particularly carvacrol and thymol, but essential oils are skin irritants.
Significant Scientific breakthrough.
We developed a new and unique method, based on cultivation, time of harvest and post-harvest processes, to obtain a product that offers healing and is free of essential oils. This product, named Oregano Natural Preservative (ONP) is water soluble, and can be used very effectively as a natural antimicrobial. The healing properties of ONP was documented by a University Dermatology department medical study.
The health benefits of oregano have been prized from antiquity, 2000 years ago (Singletary 2001) and, accordingly, contemporary studies revealed that essential oils from oregano (Origanum vulgare) and other herbal plants in the Lamiaceae family manifest antimicrobial activity (Carson et al 1995, Baratta et al 1988, Faleiro et al 2003, Pasqua et al 2005, Delamare et al 2007). However, the use of essential oils as antimicrobial agent for skin healing is problematic because skin contact with essential oils lead to allergic response (Knight and Hausen 1994, Hausen et al 1999, Bleasel et al 2002, Trattner et al 2008,Singleta 2001). OreganKnow contains the water soluble fraction of the oregano leaves and it is free of essential oil.