Oregano oil is a potent essential oil extracted from the leaves and flowers of the oregano plant, Origanum vulgare. It has been used in traditional medicine for centuries and is known for its antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Here are some of the benefits and uses of Oregano oil:
Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties
One of the most well-known benefits of Oregano oil is its ability to fight against bacteria and fungi. The active ingredient in Oregano oil is carvacrol, a phenolic compound that has been shown to exhibit strong antimicrobial activity against a variety of microorganisms (1).
In a study published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, researchers tested the antibacterial activity of Oregano against several strains of bacteria, including E. coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They found that the oil was effective in inhibiting the growth of all tested strains (2).
Oregano oil has also been shown to be effective against fungal infections. A study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology found that Oregano oil was effective in inhibiting the growth of Candida albicans, a common fungal pathogen (3).
Immune System Booster
Oregano oil has been shown to have immune-boosting properties. It contains antioxidants that can help protect against free radicals and oxidative stress, which can weaken the immune system. Additionally, Oregano oil has been found to stimulate the production of white blood cells, which play a key role in fighting off infections and diseases (4).
A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that Oregano oil was able to stimulate the production of cytokines, which are proteins that play a role in regulating the immune system (5).
Oregano oil can be beneficial for respiratory health. It has been traditionally used to treat respiratory infections such as colds & flu. The antiviral and antibacterial properties of Oregano oil can help fight against the underlying causes of these infections. Additionally, the expectorant properties of Oregano oil can help clear mucus from the lungs and airways, making it easier to breathe (6).
A study published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology found that Oregano oil was effective against several strains of respiratory illnesses, including influenza A and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (7).
Oregano oil has been used for centuries to aid digestion. It can help stimulate the production of digestive juices, which can improve digestion and alleviate symptoms such as bloating, gas, and indigestion. Additionally, the antimicrobial properties of Oregano oil can help fight against harmful bacteria in the gut, which can lead to digestive issues (8).
A study published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology found that Oregano oil was effective in inhibiting the growth of several strains of bacteria commonly found in the gut, including E. coli and Salmonella (9).
Oregano oil can be beneficial for skin health. It contains compounds that have been found to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help alleviate skin issues. Additionally, Oregano oil can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, thanks to its antioxidant properties (10).
In conclusion, there are many potential health benefits of oregano oil, including its antibacterial and antifungal properties, immune-boosting properties, respiratory health benefits, digestive health benefits, and skin health benefits.
Despite its many benefits, it's important to use the appropriate Oregano Oil. Solutions4Health is not simply a supplier of essential oils - Solutions4Health products are nutraceutical products that contain emulsified high quality essential oils. The essential Oregano oil in its pure form is very potent and carries risks when handled by a consumer in its pure form.
When using it in this form, the consumer MUST be cautioned, and directed with clear instructions to achieve appropriate dilution, so as to ensure a correct and safe dose is consumed. This is the case whether it's being used for internal or external consumption.
Consumers can rest easy with Solutions4Health's Oil of Wild Oregano.
It is emulsified in a carrier oil at ratios that achieve appropriate dilution, ready for immediate internal or external use. We do not wish to leave the consumer with the responsibility of preparing the oil for use.
Solutions4Health Oregano oil, as well as Solutions4Health Oregano oil Capsules have been traditionally used in Eastern European herbal medicine to:
- Maintain & support general health and wellbeing
- Reduce & relieve mild rheumatic aches and pains
- Maintain & support healthy digestion
- Maintain & support healthy gastrointestinal function
- Maintain & support immune system health
- Reduce & relieve symptoms of common colds and flu
- Decrease & relieve symptoms of mild, superficial skin fungal infections
- Relieve symptoms of minor skin wounds (cuts, scratches and abrasions)
- Enhance & improve immunity
Solutions4Health is passionately committed to natural health products that work exceptionally well and are made from the highest quality natural ingredients. We use wildcrafted and certified organic ingredients in our products. We are committed to consistently providing our loyal customers with products which contain natural, potent, high quality ingredients, with the most effective formulations. Our Certified Organic Oil of Wild Oregano is made from wild Mediterranean Oregano, hand picked and naturally steam distilled. No additives are used in the process and nothing is taken away. We use certified organic extra virgin olive oil which meets British Pharmacopoeia (BP) standards. All products are cruelty free and vegan. We take great pride in the quality of our Oil of Wild Oregano. Rigorous testing on batches is undertaken to ensure we select only the best oil for our products and ultimately our consumers.
As with the use of any nutraceutical, it is important to first consult with your health professional to discuss your use of our product in light of any medical conditions you may have and any medication you may be taking. Always read the label. Do not use if pregnant, taking blood thinners and/or allergic to the mint family of plants. If symptoms persist consult your health professional.
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4.Force, M., Sparks, W. S., & Ronzio, R. A. (2000). Inhibition of enteric parasites by emulsified oil of oregano in vivo. Phytotherapy Research, 14(3), 213-214.
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