Oregano oil is known as the most powerful antibiotic. The herb itself provides many healing properties. Oregano contains eight times more antioxidants than apples, and three times as the amount found in blueberries.
As we have previously discussed, our body needs antioxidants to protect itself against the free radicals. Antioxidants strengthen the immune system naturally. Studies have confirmed that oregano oil is the most powerful plant oil in the world.
Oregano oil was first distributed in Ancient Greece, and the word “oregano” in Greek means “joy of the mountains.” The records say that Greeks were the first people to use oregano oil for medicinal purposes.
It was widely used as a potent antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal agent, and also as a cure for pain, and inflammations. Hippocrates used it as a powerful antibacterial remedy. People used oregano leaves to treat disease associated with the respiratory system and digestive tracts.
The Ultimate Antibiotic
Oregano essential oil is high in minerals. It contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, manganese, and vitamins C, A (beta-carotene), niacin.
Oregano Oil Contains 4 Main Groups of Chemicals (Active Healing Agents)
This plant oil contains phenols, such as carvacrol and thymol, and these have antiseptic and antioxidant effect. It is high in terpenes – pinene and terpinene. They have antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties.
Oregano oil contains linalool and bonreol – two long-chain alchohols that provide antiviral and antiseptic properties. Oregano oil is also rich in esters, such as linalyl acetate and geranyl acetate, known for their antifungal properties.
Each of these compounds has potent healing properties, but carvacrol is the most significant primary compound. Researchers have revealed that carvacrol is one of the most effective antibiotics discovered by science.
The Real Oregano Oil
Origanum vulgare and Thymus capitatus (mostly grown in Spain) are considered as the real wild Mediteranean Oregano kinds. The original Oregano oil should be derived from these two kinds, and the concentration of carvacrol should be 70% or more. What’s more important, real oregano essential oil does not create any dangerous strains in the body, nor has any side-effects common for antibiotics.
Oregano oil kills even deadly bacteria without producing any biological changes in the body. It nourishes the body and does not affect the nutrients as conventional antibiotics do. Statistics also shows that people who live in the Mediterranean live longer. Maybe it is because they add oregano to their dishes, who knows?