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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Oil of Oregano Now Available in Softgel Caps!


Extra Strength Oil of Oregano is now available in softgel caps! This is terrific news for health supplement users who understand the value of Oil of Oregano, but have found taking it in liquid form to be somewhat distasteful.
This oil is wild-crafted from pure, chemical-free, wild Mediterranean Oregano (Origanum vulgare). Wild oregano is an oil-rich plant. Each oregano leaf contains hundreds of oil glands rich in a variety of natural compounds, especially carvacrol. The Oil of Oregano manufactured by Enerex Botanicals contains a minimum of 80% carvacrol, an aromatic phenolic compound (C10 H14 O), which is found in plants such as oregano and savory, and used in flavorings and fungicides.
The wild oregano plants are harvested in June and July, left to dry for one to two days, and then transferred to a special extractor unit. The oil is obtained from the dried leaves and flowers of the herb by steam extraction, using a special technology. It takes 1,000 kg of the desiccated herb to produce 15 - 30 kg of the essential oil.
The oil is then blended with organic, first pressing, extra virgin olive oil, in the ratio of 40% oregano and 60% olive oil. This is necessary as pure Oil of Oregano is too harsh to consume orally, and can cause burning of the skin if applied topically. The Enerex oil blend is filled into 30ml amber glass bottles with a sterile dropper cap. However, now it is also available in 300mg softgels.
Throughout the ages, Oil of Oregano has been used for a wide range of medicinal purposes, and its origins can be traced as far back as Babylonia, 3000 BC. In Greek, oregano means "delight of the mountains" and the Greeks considered oregano as the premier medicinal plant.
Oil of Oregano is the foremost natural antiseptic and possesses a wide range of microbial killing powers. Unlike antibiotics, there is no known tendency for development of microbial resistance. Oil of Oregano can kill or block the growth of virtually any fungus, as well as inhibiting growth of the majority of bacteria. Of the thirty or more active compounds identified in Oil of Oregano, carvacol and thymol are the most active. They work together with synergistic effect to produce powerful antiseptic properties.
Oil of Oregano is perhaps the most powerful herbal anti-fungal agent known. Its effectiveness is enhanced by its safety, since it is entirely non-toxic. This is of crucial importance with disseminated fungal infections such as Candidiasis, since large doses may be necessary to establish a cure. Fungal resistance to oregano is very rare. In fact, oregano is such a potent anti-fungal agent, it is capable of destroying even resistant fungal forms, such as mutated fungi resulting from antibiotic therapy.
Oil of Oregano is an excellent antibacterial agent. Its volatile oils are highly active against the majority of pathogenic bacteria, including staph, strep and E. coli. Research shows that Oil of Oregano is also a potent antiseptic that is highly effective in killing a wide range of fungi, yeast, and bacteria, as well as parasites (especially Giardia) and viruses.
Oil of Oregano is a powerful pain killer. An article published in Phytotherapy Research describes how Oil of Oregano superseded anti-inflammatory drugs in reversing pain and inflammation, and is nearly as powerful as morphine as a pain killer.
Oil of Oregano is also a powerful antioxidant; improves digestion by stimulating the flow of bile; helps relieve respiratory problems such as colds, flu, asthma, bronchitis and coughs; is a digestive aid by stimulating the appetite, enhancing digestion, and acting as a diuretic; acts as an analgesic and anti-rheumatic by helping to relieve the pain associated with inflammations, headaches, insect bites and migraines; is antimicrobial and helps prevent infections, terminate lice infections, and is used to treat skin conditions such as athlete's foot, psoriasis, eczema, shingles, and neuralgia.
This product, distributed in the United States through Enerex USA, contains no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, added starch, sugar lactose, milk, salt, yeast, wheat or gluten. Enerex products are packaged in recyclable BPA-free PETE plastic containers to provide the best protection against oxidation, moisture, sunlight, and chemical migration from container to product. In all of these areas, PETE is virtually equal to that of glass but without the larger environmental footprint left by glass packaging. PETE plastic is far superior to that of HDPE plastic in all regards; HDPE plastic is used for the majority of products on the market. Unlike more costly PETE bottles, HDPE plastic facilitates the immediate degradation of the product inside as it is not a barrier to oxygen or moisture; studies also show high concentrations of chemical migration from HDPE bottles to product relative to that of PETE and glass bottles.
Mark Schumacher, a 58 year old health advocate, coach, & trainer, researches & writes articles about products that show potential benefits for his clients. He is a former premed student and EMT that now invests his time in teaching and training young athletes. He also consults with clients on health and weight issues, and believes that education along with a healthy diet and the right supplements, is the solution to the nation's health issues.
He recommends the herbal supplements made by Enerex. Enerex uses only the highest quality ingredients & manufacturing processes which do not compromise the potency of those ingredients. The web retailer Herbal Integrity carries all the Enerex products.

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