Oil Of Oregano Vulgare
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.There are many essential oils, some for esthetics and some for health. For the immune system, Oil of WILD Oregano is at the top of the list. It can be taken orally or used on the skin. For topical use one drop is diluted in one teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil. Orally, it is best for most people in capsules. There is good scientific evidence that Oil of Origanum vulgare (not culinary oregano) is:
•Strengthens the immune system
•Increases joint and muscle flexibility
•Improves lung health
•Is an antioxidant

The dose is amazingly small, 3 drops in juice or one capsule up to a maximum of 3 times a day. Sensitivity is rare but can occur, especially if you are allergic to thyme, sage or mint. Well worth considering especially for its antifungal properties.


J Med Food. 2011 Feb 11. Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oils Obtained from Oregano (Origanum vulgare ssp. Hirtum) by using different extraction methods.]
J Food Prot. 2005 Dec;68(12):2713-7. Antifungal activity of Mexican oregano (Lippia berlandiere Shauer)


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