It is believed that oregano has multiple health benefits, including acting as an effective natural antibiotic and anti-fungal agent. Some believe it may help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol levels too! Oil of Oregano has become more and more popular as recent studies show the potential power to fight some respiratory issues.
Research and Usage
People have traditionally used oil of oregano for respiratory health. It has also become a popular alternative remedy for cold and flu symptoms. Several recent studies have found that oregano essential oil, especially from the leaves of the oregano plant, has strong antioxidant properties. This action is likely due to carvacrol, the main active compound in oregano oil. And, thanks to the high levels of carvacrol, oregano oil may help fight certain types of bacteria.
Some also use oregano oil for gastrointestinal disorders such as heartburn and bloating. Other uses include treating menstrual cramps, rheumatoid arthritis, urinary tract infections, headaches, and heart conditions. It can be applied to the skin for skin conditions including acne, athlete’s foot, oily skin, dandruff, canker sores, warts, ringworm, rosacea, and psoriasis; as well as for insect and spider bites, gum disease, toothaches, muscle pain, and varicose veins. Oregano oil is also used topically as an insect repellent.
Natural Factors Oil of Oregano
Here at RT we have many options including Natural Factors Oil of Oregano. It includes 80% carvacrol, and it is blended in a 1:1 ratio with organic, cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil for improved absorption and consistency. Derived from wild crafted Mediterranean oregano, the oil is extracted from the handpicked leaves using steam-distillation, ensuring that the oil is free of chemical solvent.
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