Also known as Turkish oregano or ragani, this is a strong flavored oregano that has antimicrobial activities. It is abundantly found in many of the Greek islands of the Aegean, extending to western and southern Turkey. Turkish oregano is distinguished from other Origanum species by the form of inflorescence (spikes arranged in false corymbs) and the one-lipped calyces. Carvacrol containing products such as Origanum onites have been used as phytotherapeutic agents in the treatment of serious skin injury. It has been suggested that carvacrol is the active component of these herbs because of its anti-microbial property. With the anti-microbial activity and as an ingredient of these herbs, carvacrol is a promising molecule for the treatment of skin injury.
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