Nature’s Antibiotic and Antiseptic
Oregano oil originates from ancient Greece, known to heal infections and wounds, and used in foods to protect against bacterial growth. Oregano means ‰ÛÏjoy of the mountains‰Û, and was highly prized as both an edible herb and a medicinal. Oregano essential oil is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory, and rids the body of parasites.
Explorers brought this precious herb to Europe, and it was widely sold as an herbal remedy for the common cold, and prevention of germs as a natural antiseptic.
Today, the highest quality oregano is found in the same Mediterranean region, and 1000 lbs. of oregano must be harvested to yield 1 lb. of oregano essential oil. It is valued for its powerful protective properties, its rich supply of essential vitamins and minerals, and it really works at stopping the common cold in its tracks!
There are so many ways you can use Oregano essential oil. It’s best to make it a part of your daily practice, using a few drops in your diffuser or rubbing it on the bottoms of your feet.
Here are just a few ways Oregano oil works for you:
- Bacterial Infections: An ingredient in Oregano oil, called Carvacrol, is powerful in killing candida, staph, E.coli, giardia, salmonella and listeria bacteria. It‰Ûªs also anti-parasitic, flushing out worms, amoeba and protozoa parasites from the body. It can be used topically as a treatment of cuts and wounds, use a drop or two diluted in coconut, jojoba or olive oil.
- Powerful Antioxidant: Oregano oil contains rosmarinic acid and naringin, both are stronger than Vitamin E as antioxidants, protecting the body against atherosclerosis and carcinogens, as well as providing a natural antihistamine to treat asthma and allergies. These natural chemicals work to keep the immune system strong and healthy.
- Colon and Liver Health: Oregano oil has been found to have a profound effect on the liver and colon, reducing inflammation, preventing the formation of ulcers and abscesses, and reducing damage to tissue, and further actually regenerating healthy liver cells. Healthy function of the liver and colon are essential to overall wellness and proper body function.
Tip: Add a drop of oregano oil to your diffuser to get your daily dose of protection. A little goes a long way with oregano oil, so you don’t need much!