Spanish Origanum Oil

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What other names is Spanish Origanum Oil known by?

Aceite de Orégano Español, Coridothymus Capitatus, Huile d'Origan, Huile d'Origan d'Espagne, Origan d'Espagne, Origanum Oil, Satureja Capitata, Sicilian Thyme, Spanish Origanum, Spanish Thyme, Thym d'Espagne, Thymus Capitatus.

What is Spanish Origanum Oil?

Spanish origanum oil comes from a plant called Thymus capitatus and also from various species of an herb called Origanum.

People apply Spanish origanum oil directly to the skin for burns and to prevent and treat infections.

In foods and beverages, Spanish origanum oil is used as a flavoring.

In manufacturing, it is used as a fragrance in soaps, cosmetics, and perfumes.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Burns, when applied to the skin.
  • Preventing infections, when applied to the skin.
  • Treating infections, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Spanish origanum oil for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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How does Spanish Origanum Oil work?

There isn't enough information to know how Spanish origanum oil might work.

Are there safety concerns?

Spanish origanum oil is safe for most adults when used in amounts found in foods. The safety of using medicinal amounts, which are typically larger, is not known.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Spanish origanum oil is safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.

Dosing considerations for Spanish Origanum Oil.

The appropriate dose of Spanish origanum oil depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Spanish origanum oil. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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