Oregano is a member of the mint family, and is far more than just an ingredient in Grandma’s sauce. It is one of the best natural herbs for your health. In the world of natural health, it is considered to have benefits that are far superior to many prescription antibiotics.
Oregano oil is overflowing with free radical destroying antioxidants. It has tons of amazing uses, including; aiding with oral health, an insect repellent, eliminating ringworm, is great for helping with cold symptoms, ear infections, skin conditions, and it is even helpful for your pet’s skin & fungal infections!
Oregano oil is very high in phenols. Phenols are compounds that react with free radicals preventing them from causing harm.
Let’s take a look at the healing phenol compounds of oregano oil:
Rosmarinic acid. An antioxidant that is also a powerful antihistamine.
Linalool. Helps relieve anxiety.
Carvacrol. This can fight several types of bacterial infections, including; E. Coli, albicans, salmonella, staph infections, and much more.
Thymol. An antiseptic that helps treat fungal infections.
Terpenes. Powerful anti-bacterial properties.
Naringin. Helps stop cancer cells from growing.
Beta-caryophyllin (E-BCP). An anti-inflammatory.
Protects Agains Harmful Organisms
Aids in Digestion
Offers Allergy Relief
Anti-Inflammatory (Helps with Muscle Pain and Other Inflammation Issues)
Soothes Sore Throat
Anti Fungal (Helps with Candida, Athlete’s Foot, and other Fungal Problems)
Helps Cold Sores Heal Faster
Helps with Digestive Issues
Supports Your Immune System
As you can clearly see, oregano oil is a very powerful natural substance that has a plethora of benefits for your health.
Recently, a study from the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences showed thane of the compounds in oregano oil, carvacrol, was shown to prevent side effects to some of the most dangerous drugs.
Another study conducted by researchers from the Netherlands has shown that oregano oil can also “prevent bacterial overgrowth and colonization in the large intestine during oral iron therapy.”
It can also be beneficial in the fight against cancer! A study conducted by researchers from Pakistan, published in the journal, Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia, proved oregano oil’s ability to kill cancer cells of various types. It truly is a powerhouse unlike any other!