Greek origanum oil is considered the best in the world and this fact explains why there is a high demand for it on the international markets.
Origanum essential oil is obtained by distillation with water vapor of the leaf stalks and flowers of the plant Origanum Vulgare ssp. Hirtum (Link) lestwast = O. heracleoticum = O. Hirtum, which belongs to the Lamiaceae family. The excellent quality of origanum oil is due to both the high quality agrarian background of the cultivated plantations and the favourable Mediterranean climate in the country.
Origanum oil is flowable, amber to dark yellow liquid with a specific origanum odor.Major components of the essential oil are thymol and carvacrol (47-68%). It also contains alpha pinene, camphene, phellandrene, dipenten, paracimol, linalool, camphor, bornyl acetate, etc.