Oregano – It’s not just for spaghetti anymore!

Oregano is just one of those things that is handy to keep around and use frequently. There aren’t many things (I am really starting to sound like a broken record here) that I recommend taking continuously, but oregano is NOT one of those things.

There are many various studies that have been done that have shown this amazing oil is a potent purifier for the body. The two primary compounds that make up oregano are thymol and carvacrol. Both of which have proven to have positive effects on harmful bacteria and microorganisms that cause many various illnesses.

It is important to not get the conventional spice Oregano confused with the Oil of Oregano. They have a similar taste, but the Oil of Oregano is where the health benefits are gained. The spice is called Origanum Marjoram, while Oil of Oregano is derived from Origanum Vulgare.

Carvacrol from Oil of Oregano is a natural phenol that has powerful anti-microbial activity. The flavonoids provide natural antiseptic properties, and the Terpenes are natural anti-inflammatory agents. You know how much I love the natural anti-inflammatory products!! Just read the article I wrote on Wobenzym.

Wild Organic Oregano is rich in a long list of minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, and manganese as well as Vitamins C and A (beta carotene) and niacin.

It’s extremely safe and very effective. Both of which are things that I love in a health supplement. Oregano Oil has many wonderful redeeming health benefits. Let’s break them down…

OREGANO OIL BENEFITS

Skin Infections – effective against the harmful bacteria and organisms and improves the texture and quality of the skin
Immune System – will boost the immune system
Respiratory System – thins the mucous making it easier to breath in various respiratory illnesses (useful in problems in the sinus’, colds, flu and sore throats)
Digestive System – due to the functionality of the main ingredients, Oil of Oregano has been shown to help soothe the digestive tract and help with an upset stomach.
Inflammation – this can be due to rashes, gingivitis and/or rash or skin infections – use topically, but dilute it with some coconut or olive oil as straight Oil of Oregano is very strong and can irritate if used full strength
Detoxification – this is a great general detoxifier for the system as it just gets rid of various little bugs that like to invade our systems and cause trouble

SIDE EFFECTS of Oil of Oregano are minimal. As with pretty much any product it should not be taken long term. Long term use can inhibit the absorption of iron – so if for any reason you need to take it long term, iron supplementation may be warranted. This would be something you would need to talk to a healthcare provider about. If you are pregnant long term use of this product should be avoided.

The Oil of Oregano that we stock comes from an exceptional company and their product has no artificial chemicals or toxic byproducts, kosher and suitable for vegetarians and contains many essential minerals and vitamins.

The Oil of Oregano can be taken internally and used topically. A general dose (please read labels) is 3-5 drops in some juice – orange will help mask the taste. This can be taken for 5-7 days depending on the severity of the issue.

I, of course, prefer that you use a product that is organic and/or wild crafted. The one we recommend has been selected because of the proper concentrations of the primary ingredients as well as the fact that it is from an organic and high quality source.

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