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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Natural Antibiotics and the Amazing Oil of Oregano


What is Oil of Oregano?
No, it's not the oregano you use in your spaghetti sauce. Common oregano is typically called Origanum Marjoram, while Oil of Oregano is derived from Origanum "Vulgare." There is a difference and should not be confused.
Several studies have shown that Oil of Oregano is a highly potent purifier that provides many health benefits. It's a natural substance that's extracted from wild oregano plants. There are two key compounds found in oil of oregano and they are "carvacrol and thymol."
Studies have proven that both of these ingredients have significant effects on harmful micro-organisms that cause many illnesses and health issues in humans.
It can be purchased as either a liquid or capsules/tablets.
Whatever form you choose, it is important to verify that the oil is derived from the proper potent oregano plant, and that the "carvacrol" concentration is at least 70%. (Wikipedia definition of Carvacrol, or cymophenol, C6H3CH3(OH)(C3H7), is a monoterpenoid phenol. It has a characteristic pungent, warm odor of oregano and a pizza-like taste.)
Why is it such a potent Natural Antibiotic?
The Greeks were some of the first people to recognize this oil for its health benefits and medicinal qualities. It's known to be a powerful antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-parasitic oil that can reduce pain and inflammation and effectively fight off infections such as colds, sore throats, allergies and other viral related health problems.
I use it and I give it to my wife for her seasonal allergies too.
I take the Certified Wild Non-GMO Oil of Oregano Mediterranean Source Wild Handpicked Oreganol P73. It's the original wild oregano blend from remote high-mountain regions of the Mediterranean.
Suggested Use Take two or more drops under the tongue or in juice/water daily.
The Natural Antibiotic properties of this amazing oil make it especially useful for treating:
• Skin infections and digestive problems
• Immune system strengthening
• Joint and muscle flexibility
• Strengthening respiratory health
Uses of this amazing herb:
The Natural Antibiotic Properties of Oil of Oregano Also Help Fight Skin Infections
It can be applied topically on the skin to treat itches, skin infections, and irritated gums.
Always follow the instructions on your particular bottle before applying topically onto the skin, since highly concentrated oils may first need to be mixed with Olive Oil or Coconut Oil before applying directly on the skin or taking orally. (a good rule of thumb is one teaspoon of Olive Oil or Coconut Oil per one drop of Oil of Oregano).
The Natural Antibiotic properties of this oil make it especially useful for treating Digestive Problems.
The "thymol and carvacrol" in Oil of Oregano have been shown to calm upset stomachs and aid digestion. A quick home remedy for mild indigestion is one glass of milk or juice mixed with 2 or 3 drops of the oil.
It's a great natural remedy for sinus congestion too. Add 3 drops of the oil into a glass of juice and drink this mixture daily for 3 to 5 days.
You need a natural antibiotic like Oil of Oregano for treating Colds and Sore Throats
Oil of Oregano works as an early defense mechanism when you feel a cold or sore throat coming on. Take 3 drops of the oil once per day with milk or juice. (you can mix it into a glass of orange juice) and you should notice results within a few hours.
Repeat this once a day for up to 5 days, until the symptoms are gone.
Are There Side Effects using it as a Natural Antibiotic?
It has many benefits, but there are a few possible side effects:
It may reduce your ability to absorb iron. Therefore, it's recommended that any regular use be combined with regular iron supplements. This is why women are advised not to take oil of oregano during their pregnancy. Pregnant women should also avoid the oil since it can stimulate blood flow in the uterus, and could weaken the lining that surrounds the fetus in the womb.
People that have allergies to thyme, basil, mint, or sage may be sensitive to Oil of Oregano as well. They're in the same family of plants. If skin irritation, rashes, or vomiting occur when using it, discontinue use and consult your doctor.
Where can I find it?
This oil can be found both online or in almost any natural health or nutrition store. It's important to make sure that the oil you purchase is derived from Origanum Vulgare, and that the "carvacrol" concentration is at least 70%.
Steve is a Naturopath, researcher, author and health consultant. Discover other helpful information about herbs, vitamins, drug interactions, parasites and much more at:

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