AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Origanum vulgare essential oil
Plant Name
: Oregano
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf

Introduction

Oregano is an important culinary herb, used for the flavour of its leaves, which can be more flavourful when dried than fresh. It has an aromatic, warm and slightly bitter taste, which can vary in intensity. Good-quality oregano may be strong enough almost to numb the tongue, but cultivars adapted to colder climates often have a lesser flavor. Factors such as climate, season, and soil composition may affect the aromatic oils present, and this effect may be greater than the differences between the various species of plants. Among the chemical compounds contributing to the flavour are carvacrol, thymol, limonene, pinene, ocimene, and caryophyllene

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name
1Anti-fungal

Reference

1. Azizi, Ali, Feng Yan, and Bernd Honermeier. "Herbage yield, essential oil content and composition of three oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) populations as affected by soil moisture regimes and nitrogen supply." Industrial crops and products 29.2 (2009): 554-561.

2. Adam, Konstantia, et al. "Antifungal activities of Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum, Mentha spicata, Lavandula angustifolia, and Salvia fruticosa essential oils against human pathogenic fungi." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 46.5 (1998): 1739-1745.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Carvacrol 77.4

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