Oregano is a powerful herb that offers various healing properties. Its most powerful property is the fact that it acts as an antibiotic. In fact, Oregano has 8 times more antioxidants than apples and 3 times as much as blueberries.
We need antioxidants to protect our body from diseases and free radicals as well as boost our immune system. Oregano oil is considered to be the ultimate antibiotic.
Oregano oil has been used since ancient times for medicinal purposes. Its antiviral antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties helped in reducing pain and inflammation. It was the main antibacterial tool used by the famous physician – Hippocrates. Oregano leaves were also used for – the treatments of the digestive and respiratory problems.
Oregano Oil is The Ultimate Antibiotic
Oregano essential oil is a mineral density that contains the following minerals and vitamins:
- Vitamins C, A (beta-carotene)
Oregano oil contains four main groups of chemicals which are active healing agents.
- Phenols including carvacrol, and they act as antiseptics and antioxidants.
- Terpenes including pinene, and they possess antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties.
- Linalool and bonreol are two long-chain alcohols found in oregano oil. They exhibit antiviral and antiseptic properties.
- Esters include linalyl acetate and geranyl acetate. They exhibit antifungal properties.
Although all these compounds possess healing properties, the most significant primary compound found in oregano oil is carvacrol. A scientific research has proved that the carvacrol is 1 of the most effective antibiotics known to the science.
Types of oregano oils
Real wild Mediteranean Oregano needs to be either of origanum vulgare kind, or Thymus capitatus, which mostly grows in Spain. It is very important to make sure that the oil of oregano is derived from these 2 kinds. It also has to have the carvacrol concentration of – 70% or more. Most importantly, the oregano essential oil doesn’t create harmful strains in the human body, and also doesn’t have side effects that the pharmaceutical antibiotics do.
It’s also effective against the dangerous and even deadly bacteria, but does not produce biological changes in the body. The oregano essential oil nourishes the body, and doesn’t deplete it of nutrients like conventional antibiotics do.