Oregano is a powerful herb with exceptional healing properties. Oregano oil is a powerful antibiotic. The herb itself is very rich in antioxidants – it contains eight times more antioxidants than apples and three times as much as blueberries. Antioxidants are crucial in protecting our bodies against free radical damage, and naturally boost the immune-system. This makes oregano oil one of the most potent plant oils in the world!
The distribution of oregano oil began in Ancient Greece. In Greek, the word oregano means joy of the mountains. The Greeks were the first to use oil for medicinal purposes, because of its antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal properties, and they also used it as a remedy for pain and inflammation. Hippocrates used it as his main antibacterial tool. The leaves of the oregano plant were traditionally used to treat illnesses related to the digestive and respiratory systems.
Oregano Oil is the Ultimate Antibiotic
The Oregano Essential Oil is very rich in minerals, such as: calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, and manganese; and vitamins C, A (beta-carotene), and niacin.
Oregano oil contains four main groups of chemicals which are active healing agents
It contains phenols, including carvacrol and thymol, which act as antiseptics and antioxidants.
Terpenes, including pinene and terpinene. They have antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties.
Linalool and borneol are two long-chain alcohols found in oregano oil. They have antiviral and antiseptic properties.
Esters include linalyl acetate and geranyl acetate. They possess antifungal properties.
All of these compounds possess healing properties. However, the most significant primary compound found in oregano oil is carvacrol. According to scientific research, carvacrol is one of the most effective antibiotics known to science.
Not All Oregano Oil is Created Equal
Real wild Mediterranean Oregano is either origanum vulgare or Thymus capitatus, which mostly grows in Spain. When you buy Oregano Oil, you must make sure that it is derived from these two kinds. It also has to have a carvacrol concentration of 70% or more. Most importantly, oregano essential oil doesn’t create harmful strains in the body and has no side effects like pharmaceutical antibiotics do. In addition, it is effective against dangerous and even deadly bacteria, but doesn’t produce biological changes in the body. Unlike conventional antibiotics, oregano essential oil nourishes the body and doesn’t deprive it of nutrients. And if you look at the statistics, people in the Mediterranean have a longer life expectancy, and maybe this is due to the oregano that is added to most Mediterranean dishes!