Oregano oil’s healing properties are hot topic for some time now. Out of 52 tested plants, only oregano oil acted positively when it comes to treating Candida, E. coli and salmonella.
Oregano is a Mediterranean herb that is considered one of the most healing herbs in the world. Its oil, derived from wild species of oregano with a special distillation process to preserve all of its healing properties is much appreciated.
Studies have shown new results in which they have found that carvacrol, phenol oregano oil, deactivates dangerous microorganisms and contaminants at a level where they can positively influence the preparation and food safety.
Oregano oil possesses antibacterial properties, as well as antioxidants and it can destroy carcinogens in the process of food preparation at high temperatures.
When we add the oregano oil into beef minced meat, carvacrol prevents 78% of the formation of carcinogenic heterocyclic molecules that arise when animal fat is prepared at high temperatures.
Another study found that oregano oil destroys salmonella and Escherichia Coli. Studies show that the use of oregano oil is huge, and can be applied in industrial food production.
Oregano oil acts anti-inflammatory
Oregano oil can sometimes be extremely effective mean that could replace most drugs that treat the colon, liver and digestive system -- established scientists from Medical Center. This is good news for people who have Candida, fungi etc. In one study, 77% of patients who used oil oregano for a period of six weeks were able to completely treat Candida. Oil of oregano is useful and can help you prevent gaining excess body weight.
Anti bacterial properties
Carvacrol is the most valuable medicinal substance find in oregano. It possesses strong antibacterial properties. British scientists have done research that confirmed that oregano oil acts on 25 different bacteria. The oil is extremely effective against germs that cause infection of the bowel and urinary tract infections, typhoid fever, cholera, ulcers and skin infections. In addition to killing bacteria, it has strong antiviral activity, protects against flu, colds, mumps etc.
Anti fungal properties
Aggressive anti-fungal properties of oregano oil prevent persistent infections, such as candidiasis and fungus on the nails. When it comes to treating candidiasis you need to drink the oil, and for treating fungus on the nails it needs to be applied locally. Foe treating fungal infections that cause dandruff you need to apply several drops of oregano oil onto the scalp when washing hair.
It acts potentially against cancer
The oil of oregano can become part of a therapy foe treating cancer. Scientists tested how exactly oregano oil acts on cells of prostate cancer. Carvacrol is causing apoptosis, i.e. self-destruction of cells of prostate cancer. Apoptosis is one of the ways in which the body gets rid of non-performing or malignant cells in the body.
It successfully fights against allergies
Oregano oil contains rosemary acid, which is a strong antihistamine and very powerful vitamin E oxidant. It helps in the treatment of allergy, bronchial asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and gingivitis. Inhalation of this oil is enough to get rid of allergies.
It protects vision and hearing
Antioxidant properties of oregano oil have positive effect on long-term preservation of health. It has the ability to protect against free radicals and repair already damaged cells. Antioxidants slow aging, protect against cancer, prevent macular degeneration, loss of vision and hearing, neurological disorders and other diseases related to the effects of free radicals.
First aid in stings and bites
Oil of oregano has the power to neutralize the poisonous bite of bees, spiders and snakes. This fact makes oregano oil invaluable when it comes to first aid in such situations. It is also pretty useful for preventing infections, reducing inflammation and pain caused by stings and animal bites.
It helps with sports injuries
Oregano oil is a good ally of physically active people because it relieves cramps and sore muscles, accelerates wound healing, inflamed tendons and so on. Anti-inflammatory properties also make it a powerful remedy against arthritis.
Applying oil oregano
The recommended dose of oregano oil is 1 to 4 drops, three times a day (maximum of 12 drops per day, but never in a single dose). It has a strong taste and therefore you need to always dilute it in juice or tea.
You can put a few drops under the tongue and warm salt water if you have a toothache or an infection in the mouth. It can also be used as a home remedy against sinus infections.