Oil of Oregano: An herb for all seasons by Ingri Cassel

Ever since oil of oregano came out as being a miracle cure for a variety of ailments, I began to hear personal testimonies from close friends. After waiting over six months for one gentleman to write up his story using oil of oregano to resolve literally all of his health problems (a huge list being in his 80s), I decided to write an article on the benefits of this natural product myself. And since I actually have my own testimony with a persistent ear infection that quite literally disappeared after 24 hours of treatment, I am more motivated than ever to incorporate oil of oregano into my daily regimen.

Oregano oil has been touted as a remedy for everything from athlete’s foot to eczema and arthritis. Most of us think of oregano as a culinary herb used primarily in Italian, Greek and Mediterranean cooking. Actually, there are many varieties of oregano.

The oil extracted from the culinary herb is considered similar to the oil extracted from marjoram and basil, all belonging to the Labietea (mint) family of plants. The miraculous virtues of oregano oil are attributed to the amount of carvacrol and thymol the oil actually contains. Carvacrol and thymol are the active ingredients giving the oil its reputable antiseptic properties. The culinary form of oregano, Origanum Compactum, contains about 45 – 65 percent carvacrol and thymol combined, depending on the location of the harvest and distillation methods used. However, it is the wild oregano, Origanum Vulgare, native to the south coast of Turkey and Greece on the Mediterranean Sea that is used for its miraculous medicinal properties, typically having combined carvacrol and thymol levels as high as 90 percent in some plants.

True oil of oregano offers many exciting remedies to a variety of ailments. In Steven Foster’s book, Herbal Renaissance, oregano oil has “been employed to treat indigestion, diarrhea, nervous tension, insect bites, toothache, earache rheumatism, and coughs due to whooping cough and bronchitis (primarily for it’s antispasmodic effects).” Oil of Oregano was a favorite prescription of ancient Greek physicians. Some even refer to it as Biblical medicine, believing that wild oregano was referred to in the Bible as hyssop.

In Cass Ingram’s book, The Cure is in the Cupboard, he notes that “wild oregano is a veritable natural mineral treasure-house, containing a density of minerals that would rival virtually any food.” The wild oregano is rich in a long list of minerals that includes calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, and manganese. Vitamins C and A (beta carotene) and niacin are also contained in oregano. Judging from its mineral content alone, it isn’t hard to figure out why oregano is such a valuable commodity.

In another of Cass Ingram’s books, Supermarket Remedies, he states that “oregano is one of Nature’s finest preservatives.” He also suggests that if oregano is used with foods such as meat, eggs, milk, or salad, you “will greatly halt the growth of microbes and, thus, reduce the risk of food poisoning.”

Steven Foster attributes the “fungicidal and worm-expellant properties” of oil of oregano to carvacrol and thymol. Cass Ingram adds that these two phenols work synergistically and this is the reason “oil of oregano packs a double punch in antiseptic power and explains why it is infinitely more potent than commercial phenol in microbial killing power.” Ingram adds that “oil of oregano outright destroys all variety of fungi and yeasts, regardless of where they reside.”

Candida albicans, fungal infections and parasites

The potency of the carvacrol and thymol in the oregano oil lends to it being an inexpensive treatment, both internal and externally, for such conditions as athlete’s foot, impetigo, and other skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.

In addition to neutralizing fungal infections, oil of oregano has been used successfully against harmful bacteria and parasites. As Ingram asserts, “oil of oregano’s antiseptic powers are immense…it inhibits the growth of the majority of bacteria, something that prescription antibiotics fail to accomplish.” In the case of parasites, oil of oregano has had success neutralizing worms, amoebae and protozoans.

Oregano may help prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. Of all the plants in the mint family, Oregano is the richest in antioxidants. Free radical reactions are most likely involved in inflammation, degenerative arthritis and the aging process in general. Oregano contains four anti-asthmatic compounds; six compounds that are expectorants; seven that lower blood pressure; and nineteen antibacterial compounds.

Additional uses for oil of oregano are unlimited even being used to relieve diarrhea, intestinal gas, and digestive problems, as well as sore throat and breathing difficulties. Oil of oregano has even been used as a treatment for dandruff, diaper rash, and other skin disorders. Oregano oil should be in everyone’s first aid kit to help neutralize bee stings and many venomous bites until medical attention can be reached.

The name Oregano is derived from the Greek words oros (mountain) and ganos (joy). Although the medicinal oil is not used in cooking, it is used both internally and externally. Since 100 percent pure oregano oil is extremely strong, it is recommended that it be diluted with 100 percent pure extra virgin olive oil — one part oregano oil to ten parts olive oil. However one can use the straight oil when putting it into gel capsules for internal use.

Our friend who began using oregano oil internally found relief from his arthritis and chronic constipation. His skin is clearer and he feels 20 years younger. He hasn’t been plagued by the cold and flu season since incorporating oregano oil into his daily regimen.

Another friend told me she used to have so many problems with her lungs and chronic colds during the winter months until she began using oregano oil. She has never felt better and has used it quite literally as a “cure all” ever since.

Although I could fill this entire page with the multitude of testimonies from people using oregano oil, I felt it was more important to stress the versatility of this oil for many conditions that plague us today. At the end of this page you will find a few stories of avid users of oil of oregano.

The premier features of this product are: 1. Relief from inflammations, internal or external; 2. Ability to neutralize a wide range of spiders, scorpions, bees, ants and snake bites and stings; 3. Natural antiseptic, can treat various painful lesions and pain disorders; 4. Mucolytic: helps to mobilize and thin mucous, and useful in lung disorders; 5. Antitussive: halts cough and eases spasticity of the lung tubules; 6. Anti-spasmodic, obliterating tightness and muscle spasms; 7. Greatest attributes: anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-microbial properties.

Many chronic diseases are also complicated by persistent infections. Diseases including arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia, lupus, ulcerative colitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, gastritis, and Crohn’s disease are often treated with pharmaceutical drugs that suppress symptoms rather than treat the cause of the problem. Since antibiotics do not work for these conditions, it is natural antiseptics and nutritional therapies that are the answer.
It takes 200 pounds of wild oregano (Origanum vulgare) to make two pounds of oil. So, as you can see, this is one potent oil and should be in everyone’s first aid kit.

Testimonials: Experiences with Wild Oregano Oil

The following are the testimonials of people’s experiences with Wild Oregano Oil.

Dear Sir or Madam:

I wanted to tell you how oil of oregano helped me. Last September, I went to visit some friends in Kentucky, and no sooner had my plane touched down, my ear felt like it was going to explode. I thought it was just the difference in elevation, but as the pain became unbearable, I had my friends take me to an E.R. out there. Turns out that elevation was the least of my problems. I had a double ear infection – inner and outer ear infections. I had no money for prescriptions at that point in time, so I could not afford the prescriptions written for me by the doc there. I asked my friends if they would mind getting some oil of oregano on the way home, which they kindly did. Now, maybe it was desperation, maybe it was just the biggest hoping I had ever done, but I warmed the oil up a bit and put 3 big drops in my ear. I don’t think I can write the words that were running through my mind when I put that oil in my ear, as they are mostly 4-letter words, and, man, did that oil burn and sting! My hearing wasn’t great all the next day. It felt like someone had put their hand over that ear and everything was muffled. But the pain was gone, and that’s all I cared about, as I was surely losing my mind from the pain at that point. And on the second day (and after just the one application of oil of oregano), my double ear infection was gone and my hearing was back to normal. I had no problems whatsoever with my ears for the rest of my month-long trip. I had long heard about the anti-bacterial properties of oil of oregano but until that trip, I had never used it. Now, I will not use anything else for my recurrent ear infections.

And as a side note, the youngest daughter (5 years old) of my friends, had a really sizable ringworm on the back of her leg at the time. They had tried for at least 3 months to get rid of it (including prescribed medication creams), but it kept getting bigger and bigger.

I suggested trying the oil of oregano on it. It was worth a shot, right? And it worked on that, as well. We had to put it on her ringworm for about 4 days (and put some Anbesol on after it for the pain of the burn), but her ringworm was gone and she’s had no recurrence of it since.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for making oregano benefits available to the public and for offering it at such a good price.

Like I said earlier, when I have saved up enough money, I fully intend on purchasing it. I live on a stipend from SSI each month and barely get by, but on occasion, I am able to splurge and get something nice, like your product.

Thanks, again, for reading this, and many blessings to you and yours!

Jenn. M. White

More Testimonials: Experiences with Wild Oregano Oil

Don from Tennessee had an infection under a capped tooth while driving from Tennessee to Florida. He put a drop of Wild Oregano Oil on his finger and rubbed it on the sore area. The pain stopped very quickly. He was not bothered with the tooth for the rest of his trip. When he got to the dentist in Tennessee a week later, the dentist could find no sign of an infection under the cap. It saved his trip.

Wayne in Costa Rica had black hardened blobs where his fingernails use to be. After applying one drop a day of Wild Oil of Oregano to the nails, he regained feeling in the nails. His nails had been black for over twenty years. We are waiting to hear from him again to see how the nails are reacting after prolonged treatment.

Rick from Georgia had a problem with athlete’s foot when he wore the wrong shoes. He rubbed a drop on the oil on his toes and had immediate results. No more athlete’s foot. He also brushes his teeth with the Oil of Oregano and has not had a cavity in three years or any gum problems. His dentist is amazed at the results.

Ron from Atlanta has a rash in his groin area and even though he was warned about using it in sensitive areas, he wanted to get rid of the rash. He used the Wild Oil of Oregano on his rash and after dancing around for a few hours from the burning he got relief. He called to say that the oregano had done the job on the rash, but next time he would mix it to a weaker strength.

Many people have found that our oil of oregano relieves headaches when rubbed on the temples.

The 63 year-old Fire Chief in a small Colorado town, who is also a marathon runner, has found that he gets complete relief from pain when he rubs Wild Oil of Oregano on the small of his back.

Robin in Arizona had a skin rash that didn’t respond to and prescribed drugs. Two weeks after using Wild Oil of Oregano the rash was gone.

Spike the Routweiller got rid of his ear mites by using a diluted solution of Wild Oil of Oregano and Miracle II Neutralizer Gel. He is kept free of fleas with a few drops Wild Oil of Oregano in his shampoo.

Barb in Colorado kills bugs on her indoor plants with a few drops of Wild Oil of Oregano in a spray bottle with water.

Suzanne in New York City rubs it on her chest for a deep relaxing sleep.

A friend in Turkey relates that it has been found that oregano that is high in carvacrol works on cancer. He said that it was proven by scientists who preformed tests on cancer-ridden rats at the Medical and Plant Research Institute in Turkey. A scientist (also in Turkey) has treated, with success, many cases of cancer.



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