23 November 2008

Oregano is one of the strongest antibacterial essential oils. You can smell the oil's power from the first moment the bottle is opened.

Botanical Name
Oreganum vulgare

Origin
France

Color
Light yellow

Consistency/Viscosity
Light

Aroma
Powerful, spicy, camphor

Extraction Method
Oregano oil is extracted by the process of steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Carvacrol, thymol, p-cymene, cis-ocimene, caryophyllene and linalool

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Volatile oil of Oregano has considerable inhibitory effects against 25 different genera of bacteria including animal and plant pathogens, food poisoning and spoilage bacteria
  • Can offer support in cases of bacterial infection of the respiratory system (brochial infection) or gastrointestional system
  • Possible general tonic for the immune system
  • Carvacol and Thymol are the primary active constituents. These componds act as antibacterials, anti-spasmodics, increase the production of gastric juices, ease bloating and gas and can relieve menstrual cramps
  • Oil of Oregao is considered one of the strongest inhibitors of internal yeast infection (candida). Among 52 plant oils tested in one study, oregano was found to have the strongest action against Candida albicans, as well as E. Coli, Salmonella and Pseudomonas bacteria (a strain that is becoming more difficult to treat with conventional medicine due to development of drug resistance)
  • Unlike manufactured antibiotics, there is no known tendency for microbes to develop resistance to the effectiveness of oregano. The oil can kill or halt the growth of virtually any fungus and a great majority of bacteria
Precaution
  • Oregano essential oil is both a dermal irritant and a mucous membrane irritant
  • Avoid contact to mucous membranes
  • Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction
  • If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician
  • VERY POWERFUL - dilute 50:1 for skin application. Be aware of how your body is responding
Blend With
Basil Oil, Geranium Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Myrtle Oil, Rosemary Oil, and Thyme Oil

Recipe
  • Apply oil topically to the bottom of the feet. If applied elsewhere, dilute 1:50 in carrier oil. Can be taken internally, dilute in water, 1 or 2 drops per glass
  • It has a broad spectrum of bactericidal and anti-microbial effect. It can be taken internally, adding 1 to 2 drops to water up to 10 times a day. Some advise adding the drops to a small amount of olive oil for a less stimulating feeling in the mouth
  • Fungal infection of finger and toenails is a common ailment effectively addressed with the oil. Rub a small amount of oregano into each affected area until the infection is completely cleared. If the oil is too strong and irritating to the skin, dilute 50/50 with olive oil. Another effective blend can be made with oregano and tea tree oil, used in the same manner

1 comments:

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