Origanum is a genus of herbaceous perennials and subshrubs in the family Lamiaceae, native to Europe, North Africa, and much of temperate Asia, where they are found in open or mountainous habitats. A few species also naturalized in scattered locations in North America and other regions.
The plants have strongly aromatic leaves and abundant tubular flowers with long-lasting coloured bracts.
The genus includes the important group of culinary herbs: marjoram (Origanum majorana) and oregano (Origanum vulgare). Origanum species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, including Coleophora albitarsella.
Distillation Method: Steam Distillation of Flowers,LeavesMajor Constituents : Cavracrol,Cedrol,Thymol,LinaloolAppearance : ClearColor : Light yellowOdor : Characteristic, SpicyOptical Rotation [α]D20 : - 0.078°Refractive Index ηD20. : 1.510Specific Gravity : 0.9804
Stability and Storage:Keep in tightly closed container in a cool and dry place, protected from light.