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Oil of Oregano- A Powerhouse for the Alternative Medicine Cabinet 

 June 17, 2016

By  Gabriela

Oregano is one of the most powerful herbs on the planet, providing unique health benefits. Its antioxidant levels are 3 times the amount found in blueberries, and 8 times the amount in apples. Antioxidants improve our immune system and protect the body from free radical damage. The oil produced from this herb is an ultimate antibiotic and it’s the most powerful plant oil on the planet.Oil of Oregano- A Powerhouse for the Alternative Medicine CabinetThe ancient Greeks were the first people to use oregano oil for its healing properties, such as antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiseptic properties, and also as a remedy for pain and inflammation. The leaves from this herb were used in the treatment of health problems linked to digestive and respiratory systems.

The Ultimate Antibiotic- Oregano Oil

Oregano oil is loaded with minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, manganese, boron, and vitamins A, C, and Niacin.

Its active healing agents are 4 main groups of chemicals:

  • Terpenes including terpinene and pinene-They provide antiviral, antiseptic, anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Phenols including thymol and carvacrol- They act as antioxidants and antiseptics
  • Esters include geranyl acetate and linalyl acetate- They provide antifungal effects
  • Bonreol and binalool are two long-chain alcohols contained in oregano oil, which provide antiseptic and antiviral properties

All of these compounds provide healing effects, but according to a scientific research the most significant compound in this plant oil is carvacol, which has been proven to be one of the most powerful and effective antibiotics known to science.

Not All Oregano Oils are Produced Equally

It is important to choose Oregano oil derived either of Thymus capitatus or origanum vulgare oregano kind, as these are the real Mediterranean oregano varieties.  Moreover, make sure the concentration of carvacrol is at least 70%.

Oregano essential oil successfully fights against harmful and even deadly bacteria, without any side effects, unlike the conventional antibiotics which deplete the body of nutrients.

It nourishes the body and if you consider the statistics, the average Mediterranean person has considerably longer lifespan, which might be because of the oregano included in most Mediterranean dishes.

Via Real Farmacy | Healthy Life Box

About the author 

Gabriela

A mom of two with a background in journalism, I took health into my own hands and started researching to find answers to my own health struggles. My research turned into a blog that turned into an amazing community (starring you!).When I'm not reading medical journals, creating new recipes, you can find me somewhere outside in the sun or undertaking some DIY remodeling project that inevitably takes twice as long as it was supposed to.

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