Oil of Oregano

November 9, 2016 - 7:51am

Hippocrates, the father of scientific medicine, used oregano to prevent infections and treat stomach and respiratory ailments.

This culinary herb, central to Mediterranean cuisine, has been receiving renewed scientific interest.  Hundreds of studies have identified its active ingredients and confirmed their powerful synergistic effect in killing bacteria.

Recent research has also discovered that oil of oregano has other powerful healing qualities.  It is effective against yeast, parasites and even so-called ‘super bugs’.  It is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and can reduce the risk of several degenerative diseases.

The safety and effectiveness of oregano oil has been demonstrated by thousands of years of traditional use as a herbal remedy.

Now, modern science confirms oils of oregano as an important natural health supplement.  The antibacterial effects of oregano oil are likely due to its ability to penetrate cell membranes and disrupt their integrity.  Studies have shown that if bacteria cells come into contact with oregano oil or one of its active ingredients, carvacrol or thymol then fluids leak out of the bacteria. 

The pit inside the bacteria also becomes more acidic, impairing metabolism.  Natural Factors Certified Organic Oil of Oregano is derived from wild-crafted Mediterranean oregano.  Carvacrolo is the predominant phenol and most important component of wild oregano.

The oil from Origanumvulgare has the highest naturally occurring carvacrol at 80%.  Pure oregano oil is too potent to be used full strength, so it is blended in a one-to-four ratio with olive oil.  This is an ideal ratio for enabling the body to assimilate the oregano oil.  Organic, cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil is used to endure the product os 100% organic and free from chemical contaminants.

As more and more antibiotic drugs lose their effectiveness against life threatening bacterial infections, research is showing that oil of oregano has potent antimicrobial actions that can give our immune systems some needed reinforcement.

Oil of Oregano has the ability to inhibit the growth of or kill many harmful microbes that infect humans.  Several lad studies have shown Oil of Oregano to be effective against a range of pathogens including e-coli, listeria, salmonella and staphylococcus.

Research has shown oil of oregano has the following beneficial characteristics:  antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-mutagenic & anti-carcinogenic, analgesic (topical).  Four drops daily directly under the tongue, mixed with water or, now available in a soft gel, is all you need to get these great benefits.

Always contact your health care provider before starting any supplement program.

 

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