White oregano, is the preferred material for Origanum oil
production due to high oil yield and high carvacrol content .
In scientific reports about the medicinal properties of oregano: Origanum oil
, mainly rich in carvacrol (Bakkali et al.
MIC A (MIC of one single sample) and MIC B (MIC of one sample of the most effective combination) and FIC for Origanum oil
, range between 0.35 and 0.7 mg/ml; 0.04 and 0.08 mg/ml; 0.06 and 0.12 mg/ml respectively.
"Antifungal activities of Origanum oil
against Candida albicans." Molec Cell Biochem, 2001; 228:111-117.
. Several individual species of Origanum such as O.
Genotoxicity and antigenotoxi-city of Origanum oil
and carvacrol evaluated by Ames Salmonella/microsomal test.