Oreganol is an herbal product and nutritional supplement made from the essential oil of wild oregano. The active ingredient is carvacrol. Some studies have suggested that oregano products offer many health benefits.
Oregano oil varies in quality, with the highest quality being referred to as Oreganol P73. The oil can be used as a
topical application, or can be taken internally, usually as drops under the tongue. This sublingual method is what
many find to be the most convenient.
Herbalists use Oreganol to treat a variety of ailments, including athlete's foot, sunburn, respiratory problems
and digestive disorders. A 2001 study at Georgetown University found that Oreganol effectively kills certain types
of bacteria and fungi.
An Organic Product
Many responsible companies, such as North American Herb and
Spice, offer Oreganol that is free from
pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and chemical solvents. Much of this is wild-crafted oregano oil,
which is thought to offer superior health benefits and a unique chemical profile.
Oreganol contains thymol and carvacrol, which are two very
potent antimicrobials. These two chemical components have been shown to effectively kill two strains of
Staphylococcus bacteria. This was reported in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. Other research has shown
Oreganol P73 to be effective against the yeast Candida Albicans. It can also kill the virus that causes the common
cold, pneumonia and other respiratory infections.
According to the American Cancer Society, oregano is one of
the world's most potent natural antioxidants. It has over 40 times more antioxidants than apples. It is thought
that carvacrol may help protect against heart disease, cancer and other serious diseases.
A Natural Antibiotic
Oreganol is very effective in combating many strains of
pathogenic bacteria, including the notorious superbug MRSA. According to a recent article in Medical News Today,
Oreganol outperforms 18 conventional antibiotics in laboratory environments. To date, no human studies have been
conducted, but it offers a possible alternative to pharmaceutical antibiotics.
Studies have shown that Oreganol can either kill or weaken
many intestinal parasites. This offers a natural alternative to treat parasite infection in humans rather than
relying on pharmaceutical drgs, which can have unwanted side effects.
Everyday Uses of Oreganol
- Oreganol can be applied directly to athlete’s foot,
ringworm or sunburn. It is a very effective treatment.
- Warts can be treated by soaking a ball of cotton with
Oreganol and taping over the wart, in addition to taking five drops of Oreganol
- Two or three drops of Oreganol taken sublingually (under
the tongue) once or twice a day is great for upper respiratory ailments.
- Oreganol is also used for both diarrhea and constipation.
Take 2-3 drops sublingually at least twice a day.
- 2-3 drops of Oreganol taken 2-3 times a day can also be
useful for bladder disorders.
As with all herbs, please consult a doctor before taking them.
Herbal remedies aren’t suitable for everyone.