Oil of Oregano Availability & Regulations in Australia
Contributed by Jen, June 2006
of Oregano is "physician only" in Australia. This means that you need a Naturopath or General
Practitioner/MD to give you a recommendation or prescription. This part is
easy. The hard part is actually finding and buying the oil in Australia. Because it is physician only, pharmacies and health
shops may not stock it or be able to order it either. Ordering on-line from
overseas is the easiest option, however not all websites freight to Australia.
Healthy Health Oil of Oregano provides you with a high quality oil
which contains 84.54% Carvacrol. They also have an
extra strength product available. It is
easy to order online: www.healthy-health.com.
Joy of the Mountains Oil of Oregano www.joyofthemountains.com offer 75% to 85% Carvacrol, which cannot be purchased through their
website. They also have an extra
strength product. It can be purchased through www.healthsmart2000.com but they require a minimum
purchase of CAD100 for international orders and will not accept a credit card
for payment. You will need to send a "money order in Canadian funds"
prior to shipment. No doubt there are other web sites out there that may
freight this product to Australia but it would take a Google
St Francis Herb Farm Oreganum
Plus — we couldn't find a website it
can be ordered from.
Wellness Wild Oregano Oil do not freight to Australia.
Nature's Answer Oil of Oregano do not freight to Australia.
Wild Oregano P73 — we cannot find a website it can be ordered from.
Hedd Wyn Wild Oil of Oregano — we aren't going to research where this oil can be ordered because it
is not as good as the others above.
(Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service) has strict regulations as to
what can be brought into Australia. AQIS term Oil of Oregano as "vegetable
oil." It is ok to import to Australia, see: Import Conditions Database - ICON - AQIS.
How much food can I import for private consumption? The amount of food a person may import for private consumption depends upon the kind of food so please read the following carefully.
The amounts allowed per person are:
For a food that is in liquid form, less than 10
liters. NOTE: Lesser limits may apply to
alcoholic beverages under Customs laws;
For food that is not in liquid form, less than 10
For concentrated liquid foods that are used in the
preparation of other foods and not usually consumed unless as part of other prepared
foods, not more than 2 liters;
For moisture reduced foods (however packed) other than
liquid foods, that are used in the preparation of other foods and not usually
consumed unless as part of other prepared foods, not more than 2
Spices (however packed) that are used in the
preparation of other foods and not usually consumed unless as part of other
prepared foods, total net weight of not more than 1 kilogram.
contact your nearest AQIS Regional office or the Imported Food Program if you
are unsure about the category for the food you wish to import.
If anyone else has any additional information to contribute please email Bee: firstname.lastname@example.org.