Named for the Grecian word meaning "joy of the mountains", Oil of Oregano has been used for its medicinal values for thousands of years and is a source of antioxidants.
Oregano contains compounds called phenols, terpenes, and terpenoids. They have powerful antioxidant properties and are responsible for its fragrance:
Carvacrol. The most abundant phenol in oregano, it has been shown to stop the growth of several different types of bacteria
Thymol. This natural anti-fungal can also support the immune system and protect against toxins
Rosmarinic acid. This powerful antioxidant helps protect against damage caused by free radicals