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Oregano Extract

Oil of Oregano Impresses Scientists!

Oil of Oregano Impresses Scientists
Scientists at the University West England, in Bristol, have confirmed that Oil of Oregano may be the best defense against even the toughest bacteria, including MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Streptococcus Aureus). They found that Oil of Oregano was  better at eliminating microbes than 18 pharmaceutical drugs.

Oregano oil and pain relief

Oregano oil is one of the most widely used oils by aromatherapists and herbalists for the treatment of pain and infection. It has been used for medicinal purposes in Mediterranean cultures since the 5th century to alleviate stomach pain, diarrhea and other diseases. According to the Mayo Clinic, oregano oil is believed to have antibacterial and antiviral properties.  Before using oregano oil, be sure to consult your doctor or a qualified herbalist.

Eases Chronic Pain

Chronic pain conditions can often be helped through the use of oregano oil. According to Roberta Wilson in her book “Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty,” oregano oil can help alleviate pain from backache, muscle spasms, joint pain, sciatica and other chronic pain conditions. Because oregano oil can irritate the skin, you should always dilute it in a carrier oil such as grapeseed or olive oil before application. To ease chronic pain, you can use a 50/50 dilution of oregano oil with the carrier oil, such as 10 drops of oregano oil and 10 drops of grapeseed oil. Massage on affected areas using circular motions.

Oregano oil as an antioxidant

Oregano oil is extracted from wild oregano, and is used in a wide range of healing remedies. It has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that promote healing both inside the body and out. Oil of oregano is also packed full of antioxidants, which aid the body in fighting off damaging free radicals that can cause heart disease and other illnesses. A study published by the United States Department of Agriculture stated that oregano oil is near the top of the list of plant oils with antimicrobial properties. Oregano oil can be taken internally as a drink or in capsule form, or diluted and applied externally to the skin.