Oregano in Greek means joy of the mountains and Greece was the first known nation to use the oil for the treatment of a variety of ailments because of its proven antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Oregano essential oil is also believed to have eight times more antioxidants than apples and three times more than blueberries.
It has excellent antibiotic properties that help to heal the human body, the antioxidants combat free radicals in the body and it also helps to stimulate the immune system.
This oil is effective in the treatment of inflammation and pain. Its leaves were traditionally used by the Greeks to treat digestive and respiratory system ailments.
Oregano oil comprises of four active healing compounds namely:
- Phenols which also include thymol and carvacrol, they are excellent antioxidants and antiseptics.
- Terpenes which include pinene and terpinene, these have potent antiviral, antiseptic, anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Linalool and bonreol which are long-chain alcohols obtained from oregano oil. They have antiseptic and antiviral properties.
- Esters which also includes geranyl acetate and linalyl acetate have antifungal properties.
While all these compounds are effective and active agents, the main compound found in oregano oil is carvacrol which is believed by most experts to be one of the most potent antibiotics known to science and man.
Which Oregano Oil Should I Get?
You should get oil derived from real wild Mediteranean Oregano that grows mainly in Spain such as the Thymus capitatus or origanum vulgare variety.
These variety of oregano oil have a minimum of 70% concentration of carvacrol.
Oregano oil is a great antibiotic as it has no adverse side effects unlike the commercial medications.
It will destroy bacteria in the body without causing any adverse biological changes in your body.
Oregano essential oil will nourish your body with nutrients rather than deprive it as it is the case with other pharmaceutical antibiotics. Statistically speaking people living in the Mediterranean have a longer lifespan than others and this could be linked to their diet which is rich in oregano oil.
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