Unleash the Power of "TRUE" Oregano Oil
Wednesday, January 17th 2007
Dr. Cass Ingram, a physician, educator, author of 10 books including "The Cure is in The Cupboard" and the world's leading authority on oregano, says "I call true oregano nature's most versatile essential oil. Oregano oil is a power-house for fighting bacteria, yeast, fungus (skin and blood-born), knocking out allergies, hay fever and sinusitis and stopping infections (including colds and flu)".
Better known as "the Pizza herb", oregano has an illustrious history of medicinal use dating back over 2,000 years. Not to be mistaken for its close cousin marjoram, true oregano, Origanum vulgare hirtum, is rich in minerals and two potent nutraceutical components carvacrol and thymol, that make true oregano a powerful infection fighter.
Carvacrol is one of the most important and characteristic components of oregano oil. It has been shown to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimelanomic, antioxidant, antiplaque, antiseptic, antifungal and anti worm activity. Dr Ingram believes that carvacrol and thymol work synergistically allowing "oil of oregano to pack a double punch in antiseptic power and explains why it is infinitely more potent than commercial phenols in microbial killing power".
Research has shown that high quality oregano oil containing 75 - 85% carvacrol and 2% thymol is effective against many bacteria, including E.coli, klebsiella, salmonella, staphylococcus, plus the parasite giardia, the fungus aspergillus, and the yeast candida albicans.
Studies by Dr H.G Preuss of Georgetown University Medical Centre, found that oregano oil extract is as effective as the most potent antibiotic in combating the potentially deadly and increasingly antibiotic resistant staphylococcus bacteria. Similarly, oregano oil has been shown to wipe out candida - the cause of candidiasis, thrush and nappy rash, as effectively as the commonly prescribed conventional treatments.
Nature's Way provides high quality, "true" Oregano Oil standardised to 75 - 85% carvacrol in convenient power packed capsules. Just one capsule per day is recommended for most common infections. Oil of oregano is also effective for topical infections such as athlete's foot and verruca. The Nature's Way capsules can be pierced and the oil applied directly to the effected area two to three times daily. Once the oil is applied, cover the affected area to help hold the oil against the skin and to prevent staining of clothing.
Because Nature's Way Oregano Oil carries the full antimicrobial potency and efficacy of "true" oregano, we recommend the use of Primadophilus capsules along with and after using Oregano oil as a healthy follow-up to help re-fortify and balance intestinal microflora.
Reproduced unabridged from the January - March 2007 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.
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