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Wild Oregano Oil

Veterinarian Reviewed on June 14, 2012 by Paulina Nelega, RH
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Wild Oregano Oil


Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is native to the warm climate regions of the Western and Southwestern parts of Europe and Asia and especially the Mediterranean region. It is related to the mint family. The Oregano is a perennial herb that grows up to 20 to 80 cm tall. It has rounded opposite leaves with beautiful purple flowers. It is also called Wild Majoram.

The Wild Oregano Oil is an extract of the Oregano plant which is known to have astringent, antibacterial and other therapeutic properties. The Wild Oregano Oil contains phenols such as carvacrol and thymol that is essential in the therapeutic properties of this herbal remedy. It also has anti fungal agents that can effectively kill fungus on the spot. The Wild Oregano Oil has many other compounds that help to make this herbal remedy one of the most potent broad spectrum antibiotics ever.

History and Origin

The name Oregano comes from the Italian word ‘oregano’ which is a derivative of the medieval Latin term ‘organum’. There are many derivatives of the name Oregano and some experts suggested that it may also have a North African language decent.

The use of Oregano and Wild Oregano Oil for medicinal purposes began shortly after this herb was used for cooking. Its flavorful aroma and bitter taste brings life to many dishes.

Ancient Uses

The use of the Oregano during ancient times were initially for food since this herb brings a delicious flavor and aroma to dishes. It is added to dishes in either dried or fresh form.

In Turkey, the Oregano is used in Turkish cuisine by flavoring meats; Oregano and Wild Oregano Oil enhances the flavor of lamb and mutton which is cooked either as a barbecue or a kebab. The healing powers of the Oregano plant and Wild Oregano Oil were also discovered and were primarily used as an antiseptic and a treatment for minor gastro intestinal illnesses. In Greece it was used as a treatment for sore throat and other respiratory illnesses.

Modern Uses

The Wild Oregano Oil is used in modern times as an antibacterial agent that is able to treat many types of infections in the body. It is a very effective immune system booster that can increase the body’s natural immunity to fight diseases and infections.
The Wild Oregano Oil can be applied externally to heal muscular pain and soft tissue pain since it has an anti inflammatory effect. This can definitely benefit people who are suffering from arthritis and rheumatism. The Wild Oregano Oil has anti fungal properties as well and can be used as an anti-parasitic preparation. It also has high amounts of antioxidants that can possibly reverse the aging process and improve the health of cells in the body organs.

Side Effects

Wild Oregano Oil is not advised for pregnant and nursing women. It is also contraindicated for people with known allergies to Oregano preparations or to pure Oregano itself. Seek your doctor’s approval regarding the use of Wild Oregano Oil for your illness first to prevent any side effects and adverse drug reactions with the medicines that you are currently taking.

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Our Expert

Paulina Nelega, RH
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan

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