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December 6, 2011
Oregano essential oil is quite a common natural product extracted by steam distillation from fresh or dried flowing tops and leaves of Oregano (Oreganum Vulgare), the plant of the Mediterranean origin which is widely used as a culinary spice. Oregano essential oil is known for its very strong, spicy and therapeutic aroma. The main constituents of oregano oil are linalool, pinene, thymol, borneol, linalyl acetate, geranyl acetate and other chemical compounds. Health benefits of oregano oil are really numerous, that is why this natural product is very commonly becoming a focus of interest of many scientists throughout the world.
Fist of all, oregano oil is known for its very strong anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. According to the latest studies, this natural product can work great and effectively combat staph infections, aspergillus mold, pseudomonas, vaginal infections, and candida albicans. The researches at the Department of Food Science at the University of Tennessee have shown that antibacterial properties and related health benefits of oregano oil can be very effective for fighting against all pathogenic germs, as well as a great deal of fungal infections. Anti-viral properties of oregano oil can assist those who suffer from various respiratory system infections.
Besides, this natural extract can be used as an effective digestive tonic and aid, especially for those people who have indigestion, lack of appetite, and low stomach acidity. This essential oil can assist in relieving congestion, and many specialists point on very powerful properties of this natural product as a painkiller. In addition, health benefits of oregano oil include excellent anti-allergic actions of this product. Being sedative by its nature, this oil can be used to calm down hyper-sensitivity of all kinds, including a number of allergic reactions on various foods and environmental factors.
A lot of women are using oregano oil as a great emenagogue to relieve the symptoms of PMS and preventing all possible irregularities related to their periods. This natural product plays a role in skin care and can be recommended as a very good natural anti-inflammatory remedy for such skin conditions as eczema, dermatitis, acne and others. Finally, anti-oxidant properties of oregano essential oil are highly valued by most of the specialists, and using this oil can help people slow down the activities of free radicals and slow down aging processes in all body tissues. To enjoy and take the most from the mentioned health benefits of oregano oil, please, talk to your health care specialist before starting any treatment involving this natural product.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.