It acts on many types of bacteria, viruses and parasites that change shapes and make treatment challenging.
There are more than 40 sorts of oregano. However, the most famous one is a ''classic'' type of oregano without which pizza is unthinkable - Origanum Vulgare.
Though, the most medicinal type is considered to be Origanum Minutiflorum oil, which contains up to 90% of the active medicinal ingredient carvacrol. What is it exactly about?
More than 100 years ago, René-Maurice Gattefossé, who is considered the father of modern aromatherapy, realized that the essential oil of wild oregano is rich in compounds called phenols, primarily carvacrol and thymol. Although synthetic phenol is considered dangerous today, in the 19th century, when gangrene was a common problem, it was used to disinfect wounds.
René-Maurice Gattefossé found that natural phenols from wild oregano essential oils are almost as effective against microorganisms as synthetic phenol, but significantly less harmful to the human body. But sometime around that time, the first antibiotics were found, so the use of essential oils like wild oregano slowly fell into vagueness. As the problem of resistance of microorganisms to antibiotics came to the fore at the end of the last century, interest in the use of essential oils was reawakened. Consequently, the wild oregano oil finally got its 5 minutes of glory.
This powerful oil is considered one of the most powerful natural antibiotics. Due to its strength, when using it internally or externally it should always be mixed with other edible oils.
Wild oregano oil acts on many types of bacteria, viruses and parasites that change shapes and make treatment challenging.
The aggressive antifungal properties of oregano oil prevent stubborn infections such as candidiasis, fungus on the nails and scalp, and athletes foot. In candidiasis, the oil is drunk, and in nail fungus, it can be applied topically. In the case of fungus on the scalp that causes dandruff, it is recommended to add a few drops of oil when shampooing.
Oregano oil contains rosemary acid, which is a powerful antihistamine and a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin E. Rosemary acid is most commonly used in the treatment of allergic reactions, bronchial asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and gingivitis. Solely inhaling the oil helps with allergies. One of its main ingredients, carvacrol, fights infectious organisms in upper respiratory tract infections, but will also help with lower respiratory tract infections.
Without good digestion, there is no good health. Wild oregano oil stimulates the flow of bile into the digestive system and thus improves the digestive process itself. It reduces gas production and helps regulate stomach acids.
Oregano oil is a good ally of physically active people because it relieves cramps and muscle pain, promotes healing of injuries, sprains, tendonitis and the like.
Essential oils retain strong antibacterial activity even against the so-called multiple resistant microorganisms - those resistant to several groups of antibiotics.
Essential oils also kill microorganisms by almost not allowing the development of resistance. In addition, unlike antibiotics, they also act against pathogenic parasites, so that imbalances in the intestinal and urogenital flora of humans do not occur.
When to use wild oregano oil?
In urinary bacterial infections, respiratory viral and bacterial infections, Candida infections, HPV, herpes infections, ear and nose infections, acute and chronic sinusitis, Helicobacter pylori, fungal infections of the digestive system and bacterial infections of the digestive system.
The recommended dose is one to four drops three times a day (a total of a maximum of 12 drops a day, never in a single dose). It has a strong taste, so be sure to dilute it in a carrier oil, juice or tea. It must also be diluted for external use and inhalation. Do not apply oil to intimate areas! Wild oregano oil can be taken by children aged six and over. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not consume this precious oil as it makes it difficult to absorb iron.
How to use it?
For internal use, mix one drop of oregano oil and 15-20 drops of olive oil. Put 3-4ml of oregano oil in a dark 100ml bottle, and top up the rest with olive oil in a proportion that is right for you and shake well. You can shake it in your mouth and then drink it abruptly. After drinking oregano oil you should drink a glass of water to rinse your mouth to avoid biting your tongue.
For sensitive parts of the body, it can only be used in extremely low concentrations (1: 200 and more), so always test the mixture you have made first on less sensitive parts of the skin!
If the taste is extremely repulsive, drip up to 4 drops on a sugar cube. Melt it in your mouth and swallow with a glass of water. Also, add it to your favourite tea or smoothie if you really can't stand the taste at all. However, do not drink citrus for at least 2 hours after consuming the oil.
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