Wild oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) is endemic plant that grows only in high mountain areas in southern Turkey, at an altitude of over 2000m. That climate and growing conditions where wild oregano allows high concentration of over 80% of the active ingredient – carvacrol and makes it organic origin. Wild oregano is different from tame oregano (Origanum Marjoram), which is commonly used as a spice in food. The wild oregano tea is made of the leaves only when the plant is in the stage of flowering and is rich in essential oils.
Use of wild oregano have been known since ancient times, when Hypocrites has used it to treat various diseases, such as stomach pain and respiratory diseases. Later, in the 15th century, Paracelsus used wild oregano to cure jaundice, psoriasis, diarrhea and other fungal diseases.