Oregano Oil: The Ultimate Antibiotic

Oregano Oil: The Ultimate Antibiotic

This post was written by Anya Vien of LA Healthy Living. Click here to read more articles on LA Healthy Living.

Oregano oil is the ultimate antibiotic. Oregano is a powerful herb with unique healing properties. Did you know that oregano has eight times more antioxidants than apples and three times as much as blueberries? Antioxidants are needed to protect our body against free radical damage. They boost the immune-system naturally. Oregano Oil is the most potent plant oil in the world!

The distribution of oregano oil started in Ancient Greece. In Greek the word oregano is translated as joy of the mountains. The Greeks were first to use oil for medicinal purposes, such as a powerful antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal agent and also as a remedy for pain, and inflammation. It was the main antibacterial tool used by Hippocrates. Oregano leaves were traditionally used to treat illnesses related to the respiratory and digestive systems.

Oregano Oil is The Ultimate Antibiotic

Main Ingredients
Oregano Essential Oil is a mineral density powerhouse. It contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, manganese, vitamins C, A (beta-carotene), Niacin.

Oregano oil contains four main groups of chemicals which are active healing agents.
Phenols including carvacrol and thymol. They act as antiseptics and antioxidants.

Terpenes including pinene and terpinene. They possess antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties.

Linalool and bonreol are two long-chain alcohols found in oregano oil. They exhibit antiviral and antiseptic properties.

Esters include linalyl acetate and geranyl acetate. They exhibit antifungal properties.

Although all these compounds possess healing properties, the most significant primary compound found in oregano oil is carvacrol. Scientific research has proved carvacrol to be one of the most effective antibiotics known to science.

Not All Oregano Oil Created Equal

Real wild Mediteranean Oregano needs to be either of origanum vulgare kind, or Thymus capitatus, which mostly grows in Spain. It is very important to make sure the Oil of Oregano is derived from these two kinds. It also has to have the carvacrol concentration of 70% or more.

Most importantly, oregano essential oil does not create harmful strains in the body and does not have side effects the pharmaceutical antibiotics do. Moreover, it is effective against a dangerous and even deadly bacteria, but does not produce biological changes in the body. Oregano essential oil nourishes the body and doesn’t deplete it of nutrients like conventional antibiotics do.

And if you look at the statistics, people in the Mediterranean live longer for the most part. Maybe partly because of oregano which is added to most Mediterranean dishes!

Where to Find Essential Oils

Find essential oils from companies we trust in the VGN Marketplace.

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Oregano Oil: The Ultimate Antibiotic

This post was written by Anya Vien of LA Healthy Living. Click here to read more articles on LA Healthy Living.

Anya Vien

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  1. kathleen says

    Can you post a link to which Oregano oils you prefer? I see the VGM, but after clicking on multiple tabs, and trying several websites, I can’t find where it is sold.

  2. Katherine says

    Ditto to Kathleen’s comment. I get nothing when I click the links on Village Green Marketplace website. Do you have to be a member to see that area?

  3. RLila says

    My favorite oregano is the P73 oil of oreganol by Herb and spice. I’ve tried other ones, but found this one to be the most effective. Is this one you also prefer?

  4. Rebecca says

    Hi :) This may be a silly question, but if oregano oil is antibiotic in nature, wouldn’t it kill off/have some effect on the gut’s beneficial bacteria as well as the undesirable? Is it more for short term use in acute illness or can it be taken safely long term? Would you need to follow up or use probiotics alongside oregano oil to replenish the supply of good bacteria?
    Thanks :)

    • JMI says

      Yes, you will need to take probiotics if using Oregano oil for more than a few days. Treat it like you do antibiotics, and when you are done, balance things out with more probiotics.

  5. kim says

    I use Young Living’s Oregano Oil – but it is VERY strong – I’d also love to know how Anya recommends using it. It is too potent to use directly on the skin or taken in the mouth.

    • Dee says

      I have used Young Living Oregano essential oil internally by putting 2 drops in a gel-cap and then diluting it with olive oil. However, I have an essential oil desk reference and this is what it has to say about Oregano:

      Application: Apply topically neat to bottom of feet. Dilute with a vegetable or massage oil if applying elsewhere on the skin. May be used undiluted in Raindrop Technique. Ad to food or soy/rice milk as a dietary supplement or flavoring.

      Safety Data: High phenol can burn the skin. Dilute to 1 drop essential oil to 50 drops vegetable or massage oil for topical application other than the bottom of the feet. Use extra caution to avoid contact with all mucous membranes. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Skin test for sensitivity.

      • Melissa says

        YoungLiving has an oil called Thieves that is great when used as an preventive to colds, nasty bacterias, etc. I use just a drop behind my knee everyday and I have not had a cold in over 3 years. I would have to check to see if Oregano is in it but I’m a true believer in Thieves Oil from YoungLiving.

  6. Josefa says

    I was wondering if oregano oil would help with nail fungus since it has anti fugal properties. I have nail fungus and have tried so many things, but could not get rid of them.

    • Terry says

      I would definitely try it. Tea Tree oil also has anti-fungal qualities. Try one then the other or perhaps alternate.

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