Saturday, January 19, 2013

Oregano




Oreganum dubium  distilled from the flowering herb.  There are many different types of Oregano, varying in the amount of Carvacol, which is the germ-killing component.  They include Moroccan Oregano (compactum), Greek Oregano (hirtum), Turkish Oregano (vulgare--up to 73% carvacol. Blends with lavender, rosemary,   bergamot, chamomile, cypress, cedar, tea tree and eucalyptus. 
It MUST be diluted before external and internal (not recommended) use. It is guaranteed to "burn" your mouth if used neat.  Origanum essential oil is both a dermal irritant and a mucous membrane irritant.   

CHARACTER:   "Steady Defender"  Energizing,
ETHERIC COLORS: Red, Saffron
NUMBER:  9   
GEM:  Bloodstone, Poppy Jasper, Obsidian, Tiger Iron  
PERFUME NOTE: Middle  
ELEMENT:  Air  
ASTRO:  Mercury
ENERGY TYPE: 3, 4

PERSONALITY:  (a more "Rustic" Marjoram)
My life is satisfying, full and complete. I can recognize the monster within, accept it, and love it.
+Warm and friendly, but can be stand offish in some circumstances.
+ Solid, steady, organized,  straightforward.
+Can be outspoken, especially upon subjects dear to their heart.
+ Can be overwhelming to the softer personalities.
+ Usually attain a maturity of emotional and mental development at an early age

-If negative, they become depressed.  If they realize they’ve been taken advantage of, they become irritable, withdrawn, and emotionally cold.

USED TO HEAL THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Dissatisfied,  Overwhelmed

USED TO HEAL THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Mostly used as a powerful germ killer of all viruses, bacteria, fungi.

PROPERTIES: Anti-inflammatory, analgesic,  antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, parasiticide, stimulant, tonic


 ARCHETYPES:   ADVOCATE, HERMIT,  HEALER

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