Oregano is an important culinary and medicinal herb that has been used in medicine and cooking for thousands of years – with a number of potential health benefits.
Oil of oregano is made from the leaves and flowers of the wild oregano plant found growing naturally in the remote mountainous regions of the Mediterranean where there is little pollution. It is a member of the mint family. The flowers and leaves are harvested when the oil content of the plant is at its highest. It has a history that stretches back to the ancient Greeks, whose name for it translates into “joy of the mountain”. They used it to treating infection related illnesses and diseases. As the dangers of antibiotic use become more apparent, health conscious people as well as holistic healers are looking for natural alternatives to treat infections. They are finding oil of oregano to be the perfect natural choice.
What Makes Oregano Oil So Special?
The primary ingredients of oregano oil are the phenols, Carvacrol (60-80%) and Thymol (5%) which provide the antiseptic and antioxidant components. They are also the terpenes, pinene and terinene which contribute to the antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties.
Two long chain alcohols, linalool and bonreol also beef up the antiseptic and antiviral qualities. Lastly, the esters, linalyl acetate and granyl acetate act as powerful antifungal agents. It is the synergy of these components working together that allows for the healing powers of oregano oil to have their powerful effects on our bodies
The uses for oregano are highly diversified. Over time many different cultures have managed to find various uses for this particular herb. Oregano can be used as oil, as flavoring by the cooks, as medicine for infections and fungal and many more.
Uses of oregano:
- As an oil oregano can be used both internally and externally to fight of infections and fungal.
- Used by cooks as flavouring for meat and soup.
- Hippocrates, one of the greatest philosophers from the times of the ancient Greek, has found uses for oregano as an antiseptic.
- Oregano oil can be used to keep of yeast infections and can be used for respiratory health and strengthening the immune system.
- Oregano oil is used to treat ear infections in children and adults.
- Oregano oil takes care of bug bites, rashes and has quite an effect on poison ivy too.
- A drop of oregano oil on toothbrush will help completely take care of gum disease and tooth decay.
- Oregano oil also works as quite a painkiller.
- Possible role in prevention and treatment of cancer in the future because of its antioxidant properties, investigation is already underway.
- Used to prepare oregano tea that cures a number of ailments.
- The leaves and flowering stems of the oregano are a source of natural antiseptics.
- Oil of Oregano has been seen to be used in some cosmetics too.
Oregano oil is considered medicinal because it has healing properties that are both aggressive and supportive in that this oil attacks pathogens within the body while at the same time feeding the body a multitude of necessary life promoting energized minerals and nutrients.
Some of the popular Oil Of Oregano products include
Super Strength Oreganol P73 oil is the triple strength oregano oil P73 a blend of edible species of wild oregano grown on natural mineral rich soils. This growing condition along with our dedication to a chemical and alcohol free extraction is the reason P73 Oreganol oil has a unique chemical profile, which is ideal for human consumption. This same oregano species can be grown elsewhere and not have the same effect of the P73, it is truly one of a kind. The Super Strength Oreganol P73 oil can be used either internally or topically. Super Strength Oreganol P73 oil is safe for everyday use.
This is the triple strength oregano oil P73 a blend of edible species of wild oregano grown on natural mineral rich soils
Planetary Herbals Oil of Oregano is from wild crafted true oregano (Origanum vulgare), an aromatic herb that is native to the Mediterranean region. Traditionally, oregano was used to support digestive and respiratory health. In vitro research indicates that carvacrol, an active constituent of oil of oregano, may provide support to the immune system. Planetary Herbals Oil of Oregano is one of the most potent on the market and is standardized to 70% carvacrol.
Oil of oregano is a potent germ killer and has been known to completely eliminate allergies and sinus problems. Research published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology found that oil of oregano is an excellent germicide capable of killing a wide range of fungi and bacteria.
Natural Factors Certified Organic Oil of Oregano is derived from this wild-crafted Mediterranean species. The oil is extracted from the hand-picked leaves using gentle steam distillation to ensure potency and purity. Because pure oil of oregano is too potent to be used full strength, it is blended in a one-to-four ratio with organic, cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil. This is the ideal ratio for enabling the body to assimilate the oil of oregano.
Natural Factors Organic Oil of Oregano Key Points
- Certified Organic
- Minimum 80% Carvacrol
- With Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Source Naturals Oil of Oregano is from wildcrafted true oregano (Origanum vulgare). Traditionally, oregano was used to support digestive, respiratory and joint health. The ancient Greeks were among the first to take advantage of oregano’s medicinal qualities which may include the ability to treat indigestion, (it stimulates bile flow), diarrhea, insect bites, toothache, earache, rheumatism and coughs due to whooping cough and bronchitis.
Nature’s Answer Oil of Oregano Promotes a Healthy Immune System. Oregano is highly effective for killing Candida. Researchers in Mexico found it possesses strong ant parasitic actions, especially against Giardia. Oil of oregano is also a powerful pain killer. An article published in Phytotherapy Research describes how oregano oil worked better than anti-inflammatory drugs in reversing pain and inflammation and is nearly as powerful as morphine as a pain killer.
A natural antioxidant source, Oil of Oregano contains phytochemicals which support the body’s natural resistance.* Gaia Herbs’ supercritical CO2 extract of Oregano volatile oils contains phenols, including Carvacrol and Thymol. These oils help support a healthy microbial environment in the intestines and a healthy immune response.