The oregano is one of the most powerful herbs, also it is a very strong natural antibiotic with very powerful and unique properties. Did you know that in the oregano are contained 3 times more antioxidants than in the blueberries, and 8 times more than in the apples? We need those antioxidants in order to protect ourselves and our body from damage that can be caused from free radicals. They are also able to boost our immune system, therefore it is clear why the oregano is one of the most powerful herbs in the whole world.
Oregano oil has been used for many centuries, since Ancient Greece, the oregano oil was distributed all around the world, and it was called the “joy of the mountains”. The Ancient Greeks were the first to use the oil from this plant due to its powerful medicinal properties like antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic, also the plant is able to easily treat inflammation and pain! Hippocrates used it as his main tool in almost every remedy he created. The leaves of the oregano plant were mostly used to treat illnesses connected with our digestive system and respiratory system.
Oregano Oil Benefits
As we said the oregano plant contains a lot of beneficial ingredients inside, also it contains huge amounts of iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, manganese, boron, copper, potassium, Niacin, vitamin A (beta-carotene), and vitamin C.
The 4 Groups of Chemicals in The Oregano Oil that are Active Healing Agents
Phenols such as thymol and carvacrol, are acting as antioxidants ant antiseptics. Terpenes like terpinene and pinene are having powerful anti-inflammatory, antasthetic, and antiviral proeprties. The two long-chain alcohols, borneol and linalool have strong antiseptic and antiviral properties. Esters like geranyl acetate and linalyl acetate, have the strong anti-fungal properties. Even though that all these compounds have these beneficial and medical properties, the most important compound inside the oregano oil is the carvacrol. According to the researches the carvacrol was proven to be the most effective antibiotic that was ever discovered!
Not All Oregano Oil is Created Equal
Mostly the oregano oil that is distributed all around Europe is grown in Spain, and if it is real wild Mediterranean Oregano it needs to be Thymus Capitatus or Organum Vulgare. It is highly important the oil you consume is from one of these two kinds we mentioned. Also 70% of the oil must be carvacrol concentration, or even more. Also you need to know that this oil cannot create strains to our body and cannot cause any side effects such as most of the antibiotics we consume can. Also it is highly effective in the treatment of dangerous and even life-threatening bacteria, but what’s even better is that it doesn’t cause any biological changes inside our body. The oregano oil is nourishing our body and it does not deplete the body from its nutrients like many antibiotics can do. And looking at the statistics, people who live in the Mediterranean are living a lot longer than many people. Maybe this is because they are using the oregano oil in almost every dish they prepare!