Oregano is one of the most powerful herbs on earth, providing many distinctive health benefits.
Its antioxidant levels are 3 times the amount found in blueberries, and 8 times the amount in apples.
Antioxidants work to improve our immune system and protect the body from free radical damage.
The oil produced from this herb is an ultimate antibiotic and it’s the most powerful plant oil found in alternative medicine.
The ancient Greeks were the first people to utilize oregano oil for its healing properties, such as antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiseptic properties and also as a remedy for pain and inflammation.
The leaves from this herb were used in the treatment of health problems linked to digestive and respiratory systems.
The Ultimate Antibiotic
Oregano oil is brimming with minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, manganese, boron, and vitamins A, C, and Niacin.
Its active healing agents are 4 main groups of chemicals:
Terpenes including terpinene and pinene-They provide antiviral, antiseptic, anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties
Phenols including thymol and carvacrol- They act as antioxidants and antiseptics
Esters include geranyl acetate and linalyl acetate- They provide antifungal effects
Bonreol and binalool are two long-chain alcohols contained in oregano oil, which provide antiseptic and antiviral properties
All of these compounds provide healing benefits and according to a scientific research the most significant compound in this plant oil is carvacol, which has been proven to be one of the most powerful and effective antibiotics known to science.
Not All Oregano Oils are Produced Equally
It is imperative to choose Oregano oil derived either of Thymus capitatus or origanum vulgare oregano kind, as these are the real Mediterranean oregano varieties. Furthermore, make sure the concentration of carvacrol is at least 70%.
Oregano essential oil successfully protects against harmful and even deadly bacteria, without any side effects, unlike the conventional antibiotics which deplete the body of nutrients.
It also nourishes the body and if you consider the statistics, the average Mediterranean person has considerably longer lifespan, which could be due to the oregano included in most Mediterranean dishes.
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