Besides oregano is used cooking, this potent herb is also used medicinal purposes due to its unique healing properties. Oregano has 3 times more antioxidants than blueberries, 8 times more than apples and represents an ultimate antibiotic. Antioxidants are very important in the human body because they boost the immunity in a natural way and represent body’s first line defense in the fight against free radicals.

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“Joy of the mountains” is the literal meaning of oregano in Greek. The Greeks are the first who used this oil for medicinal purposes and the first who distributed the oil. It has been used as remedy against pain and inflammation, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and potent anti septic agent. In the ancient times, this oil was used as an antibacterial tool by Hippocrates. Diseases related to respiratory and digestive tract were treated with oregano leaves.

This real mineral powerhouse is rich in Niacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, calcium, zinc, baron, copper and iron.

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  1. It is rich in terpinene and pinene, terpenes with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anesthetic and anti viral properties.
  2. This oil also contains carvacrol and thymol, phynols that act as antiseptic and antioxidants.
  3. It is also rich in esters, such as linalyl and geranyl acetate, both full of antifungal properties.
  4. Oregano oil has large amounts of linalool and borneol, two long chain alcohols; both of them rich in antiviral and antiseptic properties.

Carvacrol is the most important essential compound consisted in oregano oil, even though all of the compounds that we’ve mentioned above. Carvarol has been scientifically proven that is the most effective antibiotic known to man.

Source: Best Healthy Guide

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