Oregano oil is derived from two members of the mint family, Origanum vulgare and Origanum compactum
using a steam process to extract oil of oregano from the leaves and flowers of this bushy perennial herb of the (Lamiaceae) mint family. This therapeutically beneficial oil is produced from indigenous oregano that grows in the Mediterranean mountainous regions. For the last 4,000 years, the Oregano herb has been used as a medicine by healers and doctors all over the world.N-Ergetics 59 Origanum vulgare is the most common but Origanum compactum is highly sought after and usually more costly as it is mostly wild harvested from the mountains of Spain and Greece.
The oregano plants are harvested only when the Carvacrol, (a phenol that attributes most of the health benefits, with beneficial antioxidant effects) is at its highest levels, optimally at or above 80%.
This herbal oil has antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial, properties and is a powerful antimicrobial that helps fight off infections acting as a superior immune system support. In Europe, Oregano oil has been used to alleviate sinus infections, kill parasites, arrest colds, stop infections, nail fungus, insect repellant, Urinary tract infections (UTIs), rheumatoid arthritis, Respiratory infections, flu, asthma, croup, bronchitis, yeast infections, gum disease, toothaches, Parasitic infections, used on dandruff, cold sores, sore throats.
Oregano (Origanum vulgare) essential oil is high in carvacrol, a potent anti-inflammatory.
Phenols and Phenylpropanoids are compounds of carbon-ring molecules incorporating on isoprene unit. They are sometimes call hemiterpenes. There are dozens of varieties of phenylpropanoids. They are found in OREGANO (60%), in Basil (75%), in Clove (90%), Cassia (80%), Peppermint (25%), Cinnamon (73%), and Anise (50%).
While they can create conditions where unfriendly viruses and bacteria cannot live, the most important function performed by phenylpropanoids is that they clean the receptor sites on the cells. Without clean receptor sites cells cannot communicate, and the body malfunctions, resulting in sickness.
Application: Dilute 1 part Oregano essential oil with 4 parts virgin olive oil;
(1) apply neet (undiluted) to bottom of feet or palms of hands,
(2) chakras/vitaflex points, 1-2 drops on location
(4) take as a dietary supplement (if diluted for internal use)
Caution: May irritate the nasal membranes if inhaled directly from diffuser or bottle.
Oregano (Origanum compactum) is one of the most powerful antimicrobial essential oils. Laboratory research at Weber State University showed it to have a 99% kill rate against in vitro colonies of Streptococcus pneumoniae, a micro-organism responsible for many kinds of lung and throat infections. This oil is antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic.