Oregano Oil is an Effective Remedy

Oregano Oil is an effective remedy that should be in everyone’s medicine cupboard. The active ingredients in Oregano Oil are Carvacrol, Thymol, Terpenes, and Rosmarinic Acid. Carvacrol is very effective against E-coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and Candida Albicans.

Oregano Oil is an Effective RemedyAuthor Cass Ingram writes about Oregano Oil in his book, The Cure is in the Cupboard. “Wild oregano is the premier natural antiseptic. It possesses vast microbial-killing powers. Every microbe against which it is tested succumbs to it. … The medicinal oregano is different from the type usually found in the garden. It is also different than the commercial spice, which is often only a small percentage of true oregano!” According to research (Georgetown University 2004), it even destroys antibiotic-resistant super-germs. Plus, there is no evidence of bacterial resistance, a property unheard of in today’s pharmaceuticals.

In 1966, a study published in Medical Science Research found that Oil of Oregano destroyed viruses. RNA and DNA viruses – including the types that cause shingles, cold sores, and genital herpes – were obliterated when exposed to the oil. Apparently, Oil of Oregano shattered the viruses’ outer coatings. Other studies on bacteria indicate that potent phenols of Oil of Oregano are responsible for this viral cell-wall disintegration. And yet, the oil is harmless to human cells.

Oregano Oil may be used regularly, just remember to drink plenty of pure water when taking it to flush out toxins left from dead pathogens. You can divide your body weight in half as a rule of thumb, and drink that many ounces of water each day to promote good health. For example, if you weigh 180 lbs, drink 90 ounces (about 11 cups) of water throughout the day.

Oil of Oregano is a potent lymphatic tonic, increasing lymph flow, whether used topically or internally. The cleansing power of spice extracts is capable of destroying noxious cells, including viruses, parasites, bacteria, and fungi. Oxidation destroys noxious germs and potential cancer cells. Greek investigators, published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, determined that oil of wild oregano even destroyed human cancer cells. While spices may oxidize or destroy pathogens, amazingly, they also act as antioxidants for human cells, specifically for the fats of the human cell membranes.

Spice extracts stimulate metabolism, which enhances lymph flow. The lymph vessels/organs serve to gather and eliminate a wide range of harmful agents, including noxious germs, cancer cells, toxic chemicals, and harmful proteins. The liver is a type of lymphatic organ.

Even Viruses are not immune to the oil’s germicidal action. In 1966, a study published in Medical Science Research found that Oil of Oregano destroyed viruses. RNA and DNA viruses – including the types that cause shingles, cold sores, and genital herpes – were obliterated when exposed to the oil. Apparently, Oil of Oregano shattered the viruses’ outer coatings. Other studies on bacteria indicate that potent phenols of Oil of Oregano are responsible for this viral cell-wall disintegration. And yet, the oil is harmless to human cells.

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Health Journalist, Bill Sardi, titled, “Oil of Oregano Rivals Modern Antibiotic Drugs.” “The growing problem of antibiotic resistance has health authorities concerned. Already various germs are showing resistance to vancomycin, particularly to intestinal bacteria (Enterococcal species) among hospitalized patients. [Southern Medical Journal, Volume 94, August 2001] Vancomycin is considered to be the most potent antibiotic available and is withheld from use as a drug of last resort. Vancomycin costs about $16 per pill versus about $1 for the purest-strength oregano oil. Drug resistance does not develop against naturally-occurring antibiotics such as garlic and oil of oregano.”

Oregano Oil is an effective remedy that should be in your medicine cupboard.

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Oregano Shown to be the Most Powerful Culinary Herb

(NaturalNews) If you love Italian food, then you are most likely enjoying the bountiful benefits of oregano. Research is showing that oregano tops the list as the most potent culinary herb on the planet. This tasty herb contains many minerals like copper, niacin, and beta-carotene, as well as other nourishing nutrients.

Oregano Shown to be the Most Powerful Culinary HerbAccording to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the herb with the highest antioxidant potency is oregano, which has 3 to 20 times more antioxidant activity than the other herbs studied. Ounce for ounce, oregano is one of the most antioxidant dense foods, having 42 times the antioxidant activity as apples, 12 times more than oranges, and 4 times more than blueberries.

Oregano (as well as many other flavourful herbs including basil and rosemary) contains rosmarinic acid. This strong antioxidant helps to prevent cell damage caused by free radicals, reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease, atherosclerosis, and premature aging. It is also an anti-inflammatory and a study published in the Clinical and Experimental Allergy, June 2004 showed that the oral administration of rosmarinic acid is an effective treatment for allergic asthma.

Oregano is also known to be rich in antibacterial properties, including the oils thymol and carvacrol. Research shows that these two compounds inhibit the growth of many kinds of bacteria.

Studies in Mexico have shown that oregano can help to clear giardia more effectively than Tinidazole, which is the usual drug given to treat this condition. Giardia is a common bacteria ingested through food. It can cause everything from mild digestive problems to very serious illnesses.

Researchers at the University of Ogden, Utah have found that oregano essential oil can effectively fight streptococcus, which can cause pneumonia and other infections of the upper respiratory system.
Studies have also revealed that Oil of Oregano can stop the growth of harmful bacteria such as E. Coli and salmonella. Some restaurants even put some drops of Oregano Oil in salad bars to protect them from dangerous bacteria settling into the food.

This amazing super herb can also destroy viruses and fungi, which is why it oregano oil is often used during anti-Candida (fungi) cleanses.

Raw Spaghetti

Now that you are aware of the incredible powers of oregano, perhaps you are ready to create a super herb super dish. This raw spaghetti is full power as none of the ingredients have been heated so they are in full tact.

10-12 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes to soften.
A handful of fresh oregano or a spoonful of dried.
2 large fresh tomato
1 large red pepper
1-2 stalks of celery
1 clove garlic
(4-5 fresh basil leaves)

Blend all of the ingredients into a blender and pour on top of long strips of courgette and carrots.

About the Author
Sheryl is a kinesiologist, nutritionist and holistic practitioner.
Her website younglivingguide.com provides the latest research on preventing disease, looking naturally gorgeous, and feeling emotionally and physically fabulous. You can also find some of the most powerful super foods on the planet including raw chocolate, purple corn, and many others.

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Oil of Oregano’s Properties Make it Very Beneficial

Many Benefits of Oil of Oregano’s Properties

Oil of Oregano’s properties makes it very beneficial from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. It is also useful everywhere in between.
Oil of Oregano's PropertiesStarting at your head, it kills head-lice and works as a dandruff fighter when mixed with shampoo. It is anti-bacterial, so it works well in liquid soap on the body.

A drop on the back of one’s ear lobe gets rid of ear infections.

Putting a drop on your temples helps get rid of headaches.

Inhaling the vapors clears the head.

A drop on your toothbrush in place of toothpaste will surprise you. If you swallow after brushing you get an added benefit in the stomach. A drop of two in a gel capsule two or three times a day will get rid of candida when swallowed.

It helps to heal cuts and scrapes when applied topically.

It relieves pain at the joints when rubbed on those areas.

A drop on your chest will help you sleep by purifying the air around you.

Applied to the fingernails, it will stop fungal growth.

It works on warts, too. Keep it away from your eyes and groin area, it will irritate and cause much discomfort.

It is amazing how fast it works on athlete’s foot; you can feel it working immediately.

Taking a few drops a couple of times a day while traveling will kill microorganisms and parasites. This is especially helpful while traveling abroad. These are only some of the many uses of Oil of Oregano on the human body. How about using it on your pets?

Why all the hype?

Marketers of Oil of Oregano want you to buy their products, so they emphasize the best part of their product. They tell you that theirs is the best for this or that. What you need to look for is how much Oil of Oregano is in their product, what type of filler oil do they use, the shelf life of their product and the quality of the oregano oil that they may use.

Our product has 75-80% of carvacrol, more than most other products on the market. Carvacrol is the active ingredient that gives Oil of Oregano it’s antiseptic action.

What is Oil of Oregano anyway?

It seems there is a lot of confusion about the different types of Oil of Oregano. We hope to clear this up, Oregano is in the Labiated family, (mint) and closely related to basil and marjoram. This is according to one of the leading publications on horticulture, “The Hortus Third Edition”, published by Cornell University. According to our distributor in the Middle East, the horticultural species is Origanum, Generally speaking. Compactum is typically an oregano plant that has pale green oval-shaped leaves and grows to approximately 30 cms in height; it has a sweet and spicy flavor. This type of oregano is generally grown on the western part of the Aegean coast of Turkey. This plant is most acceptable as a kitchen herb, the oil extracted is parallel with marjoram, which is in the same family. Carvacrol, (which is the active ingredient making its antiseptic properties), levels vary, but are said not to be higher than 60% depending on the harvest, location and distillation methods. The Vulgare, on the other hand, is the family name given to those plants which have dark green small leaves on the top as well as on the stem o the plant. The flower is much sharper and more potent. It grows up to 3000 meters and grows mainly on the south coast of Turkey. Carvacrol levels can be as high as 85% in some plants. This is what we are proud to carry, as we feel it highest quality available.

Why should I use it?

Oil of Oregano’s properties have been shown to be beneficial for the following conditions: digestion, parasites, depression, flu, constipation, rashes, brain fog, lung fungus, toe and fingernail fungus, head lice, aching joints and muscles, warts athlete’s foot, eczema, flu headaches, toothaches, ear infection, fevers, allergies, burns, bleeding fatigue, arthritis, sprains, back pain, colds, when sprayed cleans the air kills bugs on plants, kills fleas, Lyme disease, canker sores, gastrointestinal/colitis/diarrhea, e.coli and try it for whatever else bothers you, all its attributes have yet to be explored.

How do I use it?

The application can cause a die-off reaction, so start slowly. We recommend a drop, preferably in an empty gel capsule, one to three times a day. Increase according to how you feel and react. You may notice a possible feeling of tiredness; this is caused by the die-off reaction of the germs that are killed by the oregano oil, followed by increased energy. It can be applied externally, everywhere but on the mucous membrane, as it will really burn. Rub a drop on athlete’s foot and see what happens. A drop on your toothbrush will leave your mouth feeling clean and tingly. Great when rubbed on sore joints and muscles.

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Study: Antibacterial Spices Explain Why Some Like it Hot

The following article “Study: Antibacterial Spices Explain Why Some Like it Hot” is by Roger Segelken

Paul Sherman, professor of Neurobiology and Behavior

Paul Sherman, professor of Neurobiology and Behavior – Photo: Frank DiMeo

Fans of hot, spicy cuisine can thank nasty bacteria and other food-borne pathogens for the recipes that come — not so coincidentally — from countries with hot climates. Humans’ use of antimicrobial spices developed in parallel with food-spoilage microorganisms, Cornell biologists have demonstrated in an international survey of spice used in cooking.

The same chemical compounds that protect the spiciest spice plants from their natural enemies are at work today in foods from parts of the world where — before refrigeration — food-spoilage microbes were an even more serious threat to human health and survival than they are today, Jennifer Billing and Paul W. Sherman report in the March 1998 issue of the journal Quarterly Review of Biology.

“The proximate reason for spice use obviously is to enhance food palatability,” said Sherman, an evolutionary biologist, and professor of neurobiology and behavior at Cornell.”But why do spices taste good? Traits that are beneficial are transmitted both culturally and genetically, and that includes taste receptors in our mouths and our taste for certain flavors.

People who enjoyed food with antibacterial spices probably were healthier, especially in hot climates. They lived longer and left more offspring. And they taught their offspring and others: ‘This is how to cook a mastodon.’ We believe the ultimate reason for using spices is to kill food-borne bacteria and fungi.”

Sherman credits Billing, a Cornell undergraduate student of biology at the time of the research, with compiling many of the data required to make the microbe-spice connection: More than 4,570 recipes from 93 cookbooks representing traditional, meat-based cuisines of 36 countries; the temperature and precipitation levels of each country; the horticultural ranges of 43 spice plants; and the antibacterial properties of each spice.

Garlic, onion, allspice, and oregano, for example, were found to be the best all-around bacteria killers (they kill everything), followed by thyme, cinnamon, tarragon and cumin (any of which kill up to 80 percent of bacteria). Capsicums, including chilies and other hot peppers, are in the middle of the antimicrobial pack (killing or inhibiting up to 75 percent of bacteria), while pepper of the white or black variety inhibits 25 percent of bacteria, as do ginger, anise seed, celery seed and the juices of lemons and limes.

The Cornell researchers reported in the article, “Countries with hotter climates used spices more frequently than countries with cooler climates. Indeed, in hot countries, nearly every meat-based recipe calls for at least one spice, and most include many spices, especially the potent spices, whereas in cooler counties substantial fractions of dishes are prepared without spices, or with just a few.” As a result, the estimated fraction of food-spoilage bacteria inhibited by the spices in each recipe is greater in hot than in cold climates.

Accordingly, countries like Thailand, the Philippines, India, and Malaysia are at the top of the hot climate-hot food list, while Sweden, Finland and Norway are at the bottom. The United States and China are somewhere in the middle, although the Cornell researchers studied these two countries’ cuisines by region and found significant latitude-related correlations. Which helps explain why crawfish etoufée is spicier than New England clam chowder.

The biologists did consider several alternative explanations for spice use and discounted all but one. The problem with the “eat-to-sweat” hypothesis — that people in steamy places eat spicy food to cool down with perspiration — is that not all spices make people sweat, Sherman said, “and there are better ways to cool down — like moving into the shade.” The idea that people use spices to disguise the taste of spoiled food, he said, “ignores the health dangers of ingesting spoiled food.” And people probably aren’t eating spices for their nutritive value, the biologist said, because the same macronutrients are available in similar amounts in common vegetables, which are eaten in much greater quantities.

However the micronutrient hypothesis — that spices provide trace amounts of antioxidants or other chemicals to aid digestion — could be true and still not exclude the antimicrobial explanation, Sherman said. However, this hypothesis does not explain why people in hot climates need more micro-nutrients, he added. The antimicrobial hypothesis does explain this.

The study of Darwinian gastronomy is a bit of a stretch for an evolutionary biologist like Sherman, who normally focuses his research on the role of natural selection in animal social behavior and is best known for his studies of one of nature’s most social (and unusual-looking) creatures, the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber) of Africa. But eating is definitely one of the more social behaviors of Homo sapiens, he maintains, and it’s a good way to see the interaction between cultural evolution and biological function. “I believe that recipes are a record of the history of the coevolutionary race between us and our parasites. The microbes are competing with us for the same food,” Sherman said. “Everything we do with food — drying, cooking, smoking, salting or adding spices — is an attempt to keep from being poisoned by our microscopic competitors. They’re constantly mutating and evolving to stay ahead of us. One way we reduce food-borne illnesses is to add another spice to the recipe. Of course, that makes the food taste different, and the people who learn to like the new taste are healthier for it.”

For biology student Billing, the spice research for a senior honors thesis took her to an unfamiliar field, food science, and Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, where the library contains one of the world’s largest collections of cookbooks. Now that the bacteria-spice connection is revealed, librarians everywhere may want to cross-index cookbooks under “food safety.” And spice racks may start appearing in pharmacies.

Wild Crafted Mediterranean Oil of Oregano is one of the best antibacterial spices available.

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