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Often touted as nature's most powerful antibiotic, Oregano oil is not one to overlook. It's referred to as a "hot oil" like cinnamon as undiluted, it causes mild to moderate skin irritation. Like many antibiotic essential oils, oregano has properties of antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, immune stimulant, and more. A simple google search of oregano oil uses will show that oregano oil is a whole medicine cabinet in one bottle.
Oregano, allspice and garlic essential oils (EOs) can be effective, natural barriers against E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria, according to a study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090908103626.htm
Further adding to oil of oregano uses, Georgetown University Medical Center scientists have even claimed that oregano oil may be effective enough of a microbial agent to replace many pharmaceuticals that treat the colon, liver, and digestive system. http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/09/19/oil-of-oregano-uses-fight-super-bacteria-prevent-cancer/
Oil from the common herb oregano may be an effective treatment against dangerous, and sometimes drug-resistant bacteria, a Georgetown researcher has found. Two studies have shown that oregano oil—and, in particular, carvacrol, one of oregano’s chemical components—appear to reduce infection as effectively as traditional antibiotics. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011011065609.htm
Oregano is nature's antibiotic. It may be one reason why people who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to live longer and healthier lives. Besides making pizza, pasta and salad taste great, the oil of the wild oregano plant has been shown to kill unwanted bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites and viruses. It's a powerful antihistamine. New research is finding that oil of oregano is as effective against colitis as prescription drugs without the harmful side effects. It is also able to regenerate liver cells. http://www.naturalnews.com/024685_oregano_oil_of.html
It is important not to confuse Oil of Oregano with common oregano that is used as a spice for cooking. Common oregano is typically Origanum Marjoram, while Oil of Oregano is derived from Origanum Vulgare. http://www.homeremediesweb.com/oil_of_oregano_health_benefits.php
Oregano Essential Oil is well known in natural health communities for its antibacterial properties, and it is even being studied by the mainstream medical community for its potential benefits. It is considered to be antibacterial, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral and immune stimulating. http://wellnessmama.com/8409/herb-profile-oregano/
If you are at all familiar with natural health and healing, you have probably already heard of oregano oil. Created from the perennial herb oregano and infused with extremely high levels of free-radical-crushing antioxidants, oregano oil has a number of uses that have been shown to be extraordinarily beneficial to the health of you and your family. http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/10-uses-organic-oregano-oil/