Medicinal Herbs and ADHD


Scientific Name: Origanum vulgare


  • Volatile oil (carvacrol, thymol, bisabolene, caryophyllene, borneol, linalool)
  • Flavonoids
  • Tannins
  • Resin
  • Phytosterols

Medicinal actions:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Bitter
  • Carminative & Antispasmodic
  • Diaphoretic
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Expectorant
  • Vulnerary

Mechanism of Action & Pharmacology:

  • Volatile oils, carvacrol & thymol appear responsible for the majority of medicinal and specifically antimicrobial effects and antioxidant effects.
  • Various in vitro and in vivo studies show that carvacrol possesses a variety of biological and pharmacological properties including antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, and antispasmodic effects.


  • Infusion
  • Tincture
  • Capsules
  • Emulsified oil
  • Various culinary applications
  • As a topical, gargle or mouthwash

Safety & Toxicity Concerns:

  • May cause dysbiosis with long-term internal use.
  • Avoid long term, high doses of oil internally.
  • Can irritate skin and mucus membranes.
  • Avoid in pregnancy and lactation.


  • Theoretical interaction with antidiabetic agents and anticoagulants.

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