Oregano Oil can be used topically but should be diluted first - it's very strong.
- Cuts and Abrasions
- Toothaches & Oral Sores (Cold Sores and Fever Blisters).
- Athlete's Foot
- Rash or Hives.
- Psoriasis or Eczema.
Oregano Oil has a wide range of clinical applications. It's a powerful antimicrobial that will destroy bacteria and parasites on contact. Oregano Oil also kills yeast, molds and candida. Because of its superior immune boosting qualities Oregano Oil is great for international travel where conditions are not like home and extra protection maybe be helpful (FYI - that goes for our neighbors traveling to the US as well).
- Upper Respiratory Tract Support.
- Lower Lung or Pneumatic Support.
- Sore Throats
- Inhalant Allergies.
- Low Blood Pressure.
- Stomach Disorders.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
- Diarrhea & Constipation.
- Bladder Disorders.
- Psoriasis & Eczema.
Oregano use dates back to the Caesars, and as with many folk remedies, modern science has been late to the table starting research on this incredible plant.
Recent laboratory studies have confirmed the powerful antibiotic, antifungal and anti-viral properties of oregano oil.
Not all oregano varieties or oils are equal. The medicinal effectiveness of the Origanum Vulgare species is unparalleled. This particular species has a unique balance of compounds, which work together synergistically. Organically farmed in the US our oregano is free of the chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides that contaminate conventionally grown crops and would make the essential oils produced from them toxic.
Essential oil from the oregano plant is produced by steam distillation of the leaves and flowering tops. Essential oils are highly concentrated volatile oils consisting of the natural chemicals that are to be found in all plants. Many of these substances have beneficial effects for the body, mind and mood.
Oregano oil contains four main groups of chemicals that contribute to its potent healing powers. Phenols, such as carvacrol and thymol, act as antiseptics and antioxidants, while terpenes, which include pinene and terpinene, exhibit antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties. Linalool and borneol are two long-chain alcohols found in oregano oil, which add to the antiviral and antiseptic qualities. Esters are potent antifungal agents. Two that are found in abundance in oregano oil are linalyl acetate and geranyl acetate.
Although there is a combined effect of the many compounds found in oregano oil, its effectiveness is largely attributed to its primary ingredient, a phenol named carvacrol. When lab tested, carvacrol was found to be one of the most potent antibiotics known to science. In tests done at Georgetown University, it was found to be more effective than penicillin, streptomycin and even vancomycin (considered to be the strongest of all antibiotics). Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, oregano oil does not create resistant strains of mutant bacteria. It is able to naturally, and effectively, eliminate any pathogen that is unfortunate enough to cross its path.