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The Wonders of Oregano oil

oregano oil

Oregano oil is maybe nature’s most powerful and versatile oil. I always have a bottle of this oil with me, especially when I travel. This plant is maybe the reasons why people who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to live longer and healthier. The oregano plant has been known to kill bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites and viruses. What are the the wonders of oregano oil exactly?

Oil of oregano is made from the leaves and flowers of the wild oregano plant. The ancient Greeks refer to it as “joy of the mountain”. They used it to treat infections.

Why is the oil of oregano so unique?

  • It has been proven in studies that oregano oil is a powerful antimicrobial, it can even be used to preserve food. Oregano oil also has antibacterial properties.
  • Oregano oil contains thymol which is an immune system booster and a shield against toxins.
  • Oregano oil contains rosmarinic acid which is a stronger antioxidant than vitamin E. It prevents free radical damage. It reduces fluid build up and swelling and is an effective natural antihistamine.
  • This oil also contains naringin which is the substance that gives grapefruit its bitter taste. It has been shown to boost the effect of antioxidants.
  • Oregano oil has high levels of the free radical fighting antioxidants.
  • Oil of oregano contains vitamin E complex, as well as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, manganese, vitamins A and C, and niacin;
  • Recent research shows that oil of oregano is beneficial to the colon and liver.

Oregano oil is powerful and versatile

Some people claim that oil of oregano holds supremacy as nature’s most powerful and versatile antiseptic. It is a preservative that can be used to halt the growth of microbes and reduce the risk of food poisoning. Only for that reason I carry a little bottle with me when I travel. Lifesaver! There are tons of issues where the oil may be useful.

Although it’s not cheap, it is worth the money. Make sure to purchase real wild Mediterranean oregano though. I add four drops to my water bottle. Update: at the moment I’m using these oregano capsules.

Is it safe?

When taking too much or when lacking iron, you might be a bit careful with this oil. It may reduce the body’s ability to absorb iron. Therefore I would not recommend to take this oil during pregnancy.

sources:
Jackie Barr, “Alternative Medicine”, All Experts.
“Health Benefits of Oil of Oregano From Its Unique Ingredients”, Healthy Oil Planet.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Pascalle
    October 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Hi! Erg interessant. Kan ik dit ook in Nederland kopen?

    • Reply
      Bianca
      October 30, 2013 at 11:04 am

      Hi Pascalle, waarschijnlijk wel maar ik koop het liever online. xx

  • Reply
    annemarie
    December 9, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    waar kan ik het online kopen

    • Reply
      Bianca
      December 10, 2013 at 9:16 am

      Hi! Op iherb.com hebben ze een ruim aanbod.

  • Reply
    Sophia
    March 16, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Hoi! Zouden de softgels van Solgar ook goed zijn?

    • Reply
      Bianca
      March 16, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      Absoluut! Solgar is ook een van de betere merken 🙂

  • Reply
    Sophia
    March 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Dankjewel voor de snelle reactie 🙂

  • Reply
    Guusje
    July 14, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Hoi! Gewoon elke dag een sodtgel nemen ter pretentie van alles? Xx

  • Reply
    magnesium-olie
    September 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for zechstein magnesium olie

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