Oregano oil is considered to be a natural antibiotic.
Oregano is a herb known for its healing properties. Believe it or not, oregano has eight times more antioxidants than apples. Antioxidants are necessary for a healthy body, because they fight free radicals and improve the immune system. Oregano Oil is definitely the most powerful plant oil in the world.
Oregano oil dates back to ancient Greece. Translated from Greek, the word oregano means the joy of the mountains. The Greeks were the first people who used this herb for medicinal purposes. They mostly used it as a natural remedy to treat pain, inflammation, breathing and digestive problems.
Oregano oil is a rich source of calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, manganese, vitamins A and C. This oil contains four main groups of chemicals which act as healing agents. One of them are phenols such as carvacrol and thymol, and terpenes such as pinene and terpinene which have potent antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anesthetic potential. Medical science has categorized carvacrol as one of the most effective antibiotics.
Not All Oregano Oil Is Created Equal
Real wild Mediterranean Oregano is recognized by being derived from two kinds: Origanum vulgare kind or Thymus capitatus. It is mostly grown in Spain. Also, it has a high concentration of carvacrol (70%).
The most important thing is that oregano essential oil doesn’t cause side effects as most of the pharmaceutical medications do. Additionally, it destroys harmful bacteria, but not producing biological changes in the body. In fact, oregano essential oil nourishes the body. The statistics show that people in the Mediterranean live longer. They use oregano in most of their Mediterranean dishes, which is probably the key to living a long and healthy life.