Oregano oil is obtained from the leaves and flowers of wild oregano plant, which is a member of the mint family. Flowers and wild oregano leaves are harvested when the oil content of the plant is at its highest point.
The ingredients found in the oil of oregano provide unique properties. These are the major ones,
- Studies have shown that the carvacrol is a powerful antimicrobial, so powerful that can be used to preserve food. Carvacrol provides most of the benefits of oregano oil.
- Thymol is a natural fungicide that has antiseptic properties. It also stimulates the immune system and protects against toxins.
- Terpenes smell like a pine tree and have antibacterial properties.
- The rosmarinic acid is a stronger antioxidant than vitamin E. It protects from free radicals and prevents atherosclerosis and cancer. Rosmarinic acid has been proven to be effective in the treatment of allergic asthma. It reduces fluid accumulation and swelling during an allergy attack, and it is a very effective natural antihistamine.
- Naringin is the substance that gives the bitter taste. It has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and helps to increase the effect of antioxidants.
- Oregano oil also contains vitamin E as well as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, manganese, vitamins A and C, and niacin.
The main uses of oregano oil are,
- against infections.
- to protect against harmful organisms. Oregano oil is very useful for eliminating these harmful organisms and parasites in our bodies.
- source of essential nutrients.
- helps in the process of digestion.
- helps during the menstruation.
- helps in case of allergies.
- helps you lose weight.
- relieves discomfort in painful conditions such as arthritis or back pain. Oregano oil can be used topically to penetrate deeper into the skin and help relieve this discomfort.
- against colds.