What is Oil of Oregano?
Oil of Oregano is a very potent essential oil used nowadays in treating a wide variety of illnesses. This oil is
extracted from the crushed leaves of the wild oregano plant called Origanum vulgare.
Only the plants coming from Mediterranean countries like Greece, Turkey and Portugal are used as raw material
source. The right combination of the soil minerals and climate in the hilltops of these places are believed to be
the reason of this plant’s superb curative properties. What we are familiar with is the common oregano which comes
from Origanum marjoram. This latter plant should not be confused with the wild oregano.
Oregano Oil Source and Medicinal Properties
Several studies and experiments in a number of universities in the United States have confirmed the
efficacy of oregano oil in treating many types of diseases. They have found that the oil has two active ingredients
which give it its high potency. These are carvacrol and thymol which acts
synergistically to combat any known virus, bacteria and even parasites. The researchers found that these substances
are more effective in fighting harmful microorganisms than some of our most popular drugs. They also found that
pathogens are not able to develop resistance against this essential oil. This is a great advantage over
conventional drugs and pills which need upgrading continuously to fight pathogens which always develop resistance
The early Greeks and other ancient civilizations have used this wild oregano plant for treating all kinds of
ailments ranging from skin, respiratory and digestive disorders. At present, the oregano oil is extracted from the
leaves of the wild oregano plant using the cold process. Heat is not used in the process of extraction in order
that the high potency of the oil’s natural substances will not be degraded.
Almost all types of harmful microorganisms are susceptible to the highly potent oil of oregano. This oil can be
safely used in treating many kinds of diseases. Laboratory experiments and studies, plus the personal experiences
of people of who have been successfully treated with the use of this oil bear this fact. You can effectively use
oregano oil to treat the following diseases:
A number of skin diseases have proven to be of no match to the anti-bacterial,
anti-fungal and anti-parasitical properties of oregano oil. It can kill tinea, a species of parasites and fungus
that causes ringworm. All you have to do is apply and rub the oil directly to the affected area thrice a day until
the skin clears up. Candida and nail fungus are also easily killed by adding one drop of oregano oil to two drops
of olive oil and applying this gently to the infected skin area. Repeat it three times a day until the condition
improves. Eczema can also be controlled by taking 2 to 4 drops of oregano oil under the tongue twice a day. You can
also control your acne by adding two drops of oreganol to your liquid soaps or face cleaners and use them normally
as before. You can also enhance your immune system to fight skin diseases by taking 2 to 3 drops of oil daily.
Since oil of oregano has anti-parasitical properties, you can effectively use it to get rid of staphylococcus
bacteria. Laboratory studies have shown that it can kill different strains of this microorganism. Herbalists
recommend taking 2 to 4 drops of this oil daily or by taking one drop under the tongue 4 times a day until your
digestive problem is cured.
Colds, Coughs and Flu
If you take two drops of oregano oil everyday, your chances of getting
colds, coughs and even flu will be lessened. Its anti-fungal properties will work against viruses that will attack
your respiratory system. It will also strengthen your immune system that viruses won’t have a chance of multiplying
inside your body. But if you are already down with flu, then you have to take 6 drops of oregano oil under your
tongue every day until your flu clears up. If you want to recover quickly, put two drops of oreganol in a cotton
ball and place it beside your pillow so that you can inhale the oil essence while you’re sleeping.
Oil of oregano is so potent that it can help relieve your arthritis pain as
well as strengthen your joints. A research study showed that the oil is able to penetrate deeply into your skin
reaching as far down as the synovial fluid in your joints. When this happens, you will feel an easing up of the
pain. This ability of of oregano oil can even surpass those of conventional medication used for pain and joint