And the name of this powerful healing plant is oregano! Yes, you got that right – oregano! First, you should know that oregano is a wonderful herb, both to use in your cooking and to use therapeutically as needed. Its name means “mountain joy,” and oregano was revered as a symbol of happiness by the ancient Greeks and Romans.The warm, balsamic and aromatic flavor of oregano makes it the perfect addition to Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines. This popular herb whose name means “mountain joy” is available throughout the year.
This super healthy herb contains high amounts of thymol and carvacrol, both of which have been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. In a recent study, the researchers have compared oregano to tinidazol, a commonly used prescription drug to treat infection from the amoeba Giardia lamblia. These researchers found oregano to be more effective against Giardia than the commonly used prescription drug.
You should also know that oregano contains many different phytonutrients— including thymol and rosmarinic acid—that have also been shown to function as potent antioxidants that can prevent oxygen-based damage to cell structures throughout the body. In a recent study, oregano has demonstrated stronger anti-oxidant capacity than either of the two synthetic anti-oxidants commonly added to processed food—BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) and BHA (butylated bydroxyanisole). And, you should also know that oregano has demonstrated 42 times more antioxidant activity than apples, 30 times more than potatoes, 12 times more than oranges and 4 times more than blueberries.
The experts say that oregano oil may be an effective treatment against dangerous, and sometimes drug-resistant bacteria. Two studies have shown that oregano oil—and, in particular, carvacrol, one of oregano’s chemical components—appear to reduce infection as effectively as traditional antibiotics.
The famous Dr. Paul Belaichehas discovered that the oregano oil kills 92 % of bacteria such as staphylococcus and even 96 percent of pneumococci.There are more than 40 species of oregano. The most common one isOriganum vulgare. But, the most powerful one is OriganumMinutiflorum, which contains up to 90 % of the active ingredient medicinal carvacrol. As we said, the most powerful medicinal compound, found in oregano oil is carvacrol – an ingredient that has powerful antibacterial properties.
The oregano oil has powerful anti-fungal properties, which means that you can use it to treat and prevent many different ailments, such as: candida, nail fungus and athlete’s foot. In case of candida – you should consume it, and in case of nail fungus – it should be applied locally.
Oregano contains high amounts of rosmarinic acid, which is a powerful compound, useful against many health problems: allergy, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and gingivitis. The experts say that oregano oil has the power to neutralize the poisonous bites, like bee, snake and spider bites. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You and take care!