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Origanum onites

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Origanum onites, the Cretan oregano, Greek oregano,[2] pot marjoram[2] or Ellinikí rίgani in Greek (Ελληνική ρίγανη), is a plant species in the genus Origanum found in Sicily, Greece and Turkey.[3] It has similar flavors as oregano. Its essential oil can be distinguished from other species such as Greek oregano (Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum).[4] It has antimicrobial activities.[5]

Chemistry

The plant contains the chemical compounds thymol, carvacrol and cedrol.

References

  1. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 12 May 2016
  2. ^ a b USDA GRIN Taxonomy, retrieved 12 May 2016
  3. ^ Vokou, D.; Kokkini, S.; Bessière, J-M. (1988). "Origanum onites (Lamiaceae) in Greece: Distribution, Volatile Oil Yield, and Composition". Economic Botany. 42 (3): 407–412. doi:10.1007/BF02860163. JSTOR 4255090. S2CID 41665057.
  4. ^ Kokkini, Stella; Karousou, Regina; Hanlidou, Effie; Lanaras, Tom (2004). "Essential Oil Composition of Greek (Origanum vulgaressp.hirtum) and Turkish (O. Onites) Oregano: A Tool for Their Distinction". Journal of Essential Oil Research. 16 (4): 334. doi:10.1080/10412905.2004.9698735. S2CID 95585216.
  5. ^ Sarac, N; Ugur, A (2008). "Antimicrobial activities of the essential oils of Origanum onites L., Origanum vulgare L. Subspecies hirtum (Link) Ietswaart, Satureja thymbra L., and Thymus cilicicus Boiss. & Bal. Growing wild in Turkey". Journal of Medicinal Food. 11 (3): 568–73. doi:10.1089/jmf.2007.0520. PMID 18800908.

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Origanum onites: Brief Summary

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Origanum onites, the Cretan oregano, Greek oregano, pot marjoram or Ellinikí rίgani in Greek (Ελληνική ρίγανη), is a plant species in the genus Origanum found in Sicily, Greece and Turkey. It has similar flavors as oregano. Its essential oil can be distinguished from other species such as Greek oregano (Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum). It has antimicrobial activities.

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