What Makes Oregano Oil So Special?
The primary ingredients of oregano oil are the phenols, Carvacrol (60-80%) and Thymol (5%)1 which provide the antiseptic and antioxidant components. They are also the terpenes, pinene and terinene which contribute to the antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties.
Two long chain alcohols, linalool and borneol2 also beef up the antiseptic and antiviral qualities. Lastly, the esters, linalyl acetate and granyl acetate act as powerful antifungal agents. It is the synergy of these components working together that allows for the healing powers of oregano oil to have their powerful effects on our bodies.
Pharmaceutical companies in ignoring the power of this natural synergy do what they do with all the natural medicinals, which is to extract the main ingredient and create a new product. Unfortunately their newly created and thus patentable products bear similarities to the naturally occurring medicinals but not enough to make them recognizable to our body systems, which often will treat them as pathogens or unrecognizable foreign invaders, thus creating the typical multitude of detrimental side effects so common with pharmaceuticals.
Why Is Oregano Oil Considered Medicinal?
Oregano oil is considered medicinal because it has healing properties that are both aggressive and supportive in that this oil attacks pathogens within the body while at the same time feeding the body a multitude of necessary life promoting energized minerals and nutrients. PubMed lists almost two hundred studies that have been done on the beneficial properties of oregano oil.3,4 Although all these studies have taken place in the laboratory and not on human subjects they reveal the efficacious nature of this oil in dealing with pathogens as well as containing numerous essential minerals.
Additionally, we have thousands of reports logged since antiquity extolling the virtuous healing powers of oregano oil.
Minerals And Vitamins Present In Oregano Oil And Their Benefits
- Richer in calcium than cheese, dark green vegetables, salmon, sardines and milk.
- Feeds bones, gums, teeth, heart, cells skin, nervous system.
- Richer in magnesium than cashews, peanuts, molasses, whole grains, beet greens and spinach.
- Feeds enzymes, arteries, soft tissues.
- Richer in zinc than sardines, salmon, cheese, peanut butter and whole grains.
- Feeds the prostrate, reproductive organs, immune system, skin, smell and taste
- Listed as one top eight sources of iron.
- Feeds hemoglobin, myoglobin, blood, immune system, growth and energy
- Feeds bone, hemoglobin, blood, energy, healing, hair and skin color, taste, nerves, joints.
- Richer in potassium than orange juice, bananas, apricots, dates and dark, leafy vegetables.
- Feeds the nervous system, heart, cells
- Equal to niacin content in beef, commercial rice and whole wheat.
- Feeds circulatory system, skin, nervous system, metabolism, digestive system
- Boron, manganese, vitamin C, Vitamin A (beta-carotene), Vitamin K, riboflavin, thiamine.
Supplement Of the Week
Kion Oregano Oil (from getkion.com)
Ingredients (serving size 10 drops)
- Organic Sweet Almond Oil (0.44 ml)
- Organic Wild Mediterranean Oregano Leaf Oil (0.06 ml)
- 10 drops in a glass of water, 2-3 times a day
Note: Consult a medical doctor before taking this or any other nutritional supplement