Oregano Oil (Origanum vulgare) is
a natural substance derived from wild Oregano. The
plant grows in remote mountainous regions free of
pollution. Only the leaves of the flowering plant
are used. The
oregano oil is extracted by means of a
completely natural process. No chemicals or solvents
are used. The extracted
is the source of virtually all of the plant's primary active
ingredients, thymol and carvacrol.
What is sold in most traditional grocery stores as oregano is not wild
Mediterranean oregano. It has little preventative or therapeutic value.
Real wild Mediterranean oregano is of two varieties. Thymus capitatus is
the variety that grows in Spain. Most of the oregano that grows
throughout the rest of the Mediterranean is the origanum vulgare
variety. In order to obtain the health benefits of oil of oregano, the
oregano must be of one of these two varieties.
is a potent antiseptic and is effective for killing
a wide range of fungi, yeast and bacteria, as well
as parasites and viruses. It has a wide variety of
uses: digestion, colds, warts and boils, gum
diseases; as an anti-fungal, oil of oregano may be
beneficial in such diseases as psoriasis, eczema and
seborrhea, as well as many chronic ear, sinus and
lung problems that are caused by fungus.
Oil of oregano's
active ingredient, carvacrol, was found to
completely kill candida yeast. Viruses, such as
those that cause shingles, cold sores and genital
herpes are also killed by oil of oregano. Mexican
research showed that oil of oregano even killed
Giardia, a parasite that is difficult to kill.
The oil is also an immune system stimulant. Polish
researchers did a comparative study of some 40
herbs. Only one, wild oregano, dramatically
stimulated the immune system, which was measured by
increased cellular levels of interferon.
Other ingredients found in Wild Oregano
Thymol is a natural
fungicide with antiseptic properties. It is the active ingredient in
Listerine mouthwash. Thymol is also an immune system booster and a shield
against toxins. It is capable of preventing tissue damage and encouraging
Terpenes is the source of the word turpentine. Terpenes give off a
pine scent and are also produced by pine trees. Terpenes have potent
Rosmarinic acid is a stronger antioxidant than vitamin E. It prevents
free radical damage and is instrumental in preventing atherosclerosis and
cancer. Rosmarinic acid has shown to be effective in the treatment of
allergic asthma. It reduces fluid build up and swelling during an allergy
attack, and is an effective natural antihistamine.
Naringin is the substance that gives grapefruit its bitter taste. It
has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and helps boost the
effect of antioxidants.
Oil of oregano also contains a good amount of the vitamin E complex, as well
as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, manganese,
vitamins A and C, and niacin.
sources: Jackie Barr, "Alternative Medicine", All
(IFNs) are natural
proteins produced by the cells of the
immune system of most
vertebrates in response to challenges by
foreign agents such as
tumor cells. Interferons belong to the
large class of
glycoproteins known as
cytokines. Interferons assist the immune
response by inhibiting viral replication within
other cells of the body.
apply sublingually, topically, or in juice or water.
May also be added to foods for a spicy and healthy
An unusual use, and one that is important during
disasters or camping, is that oil of oregano is good
for sterilizing water. For water purification,
it has been found that a concentration of 1:4000
will sterilize septic water.
For internal use:
add a few drops of Oil of Oregano to juice or
water. For larger amounts, fill a small gelatin
capsule. Take one or two capsules daily with
For topical use:
apply directly to the affected area once or twice a
day; use more often if necessary. (It will sting for a while!) If rash or
irritation occurs, discontinue use.
Oil of Oregano
is a peppery spice, so for genital regions you may
experience significant burning or heat unless a few
drops of the oil are diluted in a teaspoon of extra
virgin olive oil.
Oil of Oregano is a little heard of “miracle
worker”. We urge you to read more about it.
Oil 10cc - $10.95
This product is derived from the Origanum Vulgare plant in Spain.
Suggested Daily Use:
3 drops once a
Suggested Use for Chronic
3 drops, 3 times daily.
Do Not Put Directly On Tongue!
Put in empty capsule, on bread or in beverage.
The use of this herbal supplement is
a traditional nutritional use that is
not intended to be prescribed for, or to
treat any disease, and does not claim to
cure any disease, including diseases
involving fevers, colds, flu or invading
Veggie Caps - $4.95
These little veggie caps makes it easy to take the oregano
oil. Simply drop the oil into the cap, close it, swallow
with liquid. If it upsets your stomach, take about 10-15
minutes before a meal.