Origanum vulgare belongs to the genera Origanum, Lamiaceae family.
The phenolic monoterpene carvacrol is a major component of the essential oil.
Thymol, pinene, gamma-terpinene, p-cymene, myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, linalool also can be found in the oil.
Oregano essential oil has been found to be among the most effective antimicrobial and antioxidant agents.
It shows efficacy retarding lipid oxidation in food.
Feed conversion of animals can be increased by adding oregano essential oil to their feed.