Origanum minutiflorum is a rare herb, endemic to the high-altitude region of the Western Taurus Mountains, where its limited growth stretches in a narrow band between the Isparta and Antalya provinces. The Taurus Mountains reach well over 3700 meters (over 12,000ft) and are rich in naturally occurring mineral deposits, such as chromium, silver, copper, iron, ignite and zinc.
This high-altitude region is also abundant in limestone, waterfalls, and underground rivers, which contribute to the pristine growing conditions that produce this rare, highly sought after Origanum.
What’s the difference between Origanum vulgare, Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum and this oil, Origanum minutiflorum?
The Origanum perennial is a member of the Lamiaceae family and has well over 50 species and subspecies, ranging from the common vulgare to the endemic species of minutiflorum and hypericifolium.
Each species and subspecies of Origanum are made up of similar organic compounds that provide the plant varying degrees of powerful "anti" properties.
Origanum's highly sought-after antimicrobial properties include antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial and antiparasitic compounds, although many more “anti” properties are known to exist within the plant and have been scientifically studied.
Members of the mint family (Lamiacase)
Species/subspecies of Origanum
Made up of many organic compounds that provide “anti” properties
Antimicrobial properties include: antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial and antiparasitic
Minutiflorum is “rare and grows only at altitudes above 1500m, on rocky soils, and on only two or three mountain massifs in southern Turkey”. 1)
Minutiflorum is only grown wild.
Minutiflorum only thrives at high-altitudes.
Minutiflorum has no subspecies of its own.
Our minutiflorum is non-standardized.
Vulgare hirtum, Greek or Turkish, is also known as O. heracleoticum, is a subspecies of the ordinary oregano or perennial marjoram (O. vulgare ssp. vulgare). 1)
Vulgare is cultivated and grown wild throughout the world, even in-home gardens.
Vulgare thrives in low altitudes.
Vulgare has many subspecies of its own (ssp.).
Vulgare is often standardized.
Organic - Oregano (steam distilled) Botanical Name: Origanum minutiflorum Origin: Turkey Color: Amber Middle note with a warm, spicy-herbaceous scent. Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Fennel, Grapefruit, Jasmine,...View full product details
*Please note - Our capsules contain sunflower lecithin. The color of the capsules will range from medium to dark brown, depending on the production lot....View full product details
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