Qauntum Nutritional Labs Essential oil of oregano (origanum vulgare) is wild-grown (organic) from Turkey, not commercially grown with pesticides. This is true oregano species not oregano-like species such as marjoram (mislabeled as oregano oil). These non-oregano species may not be harmful, but they do not have the potent healing properties of true wild oregano. Processed at low temperatures without chemicals, NOT solvent-extracted NOR highly heated.
The most active ingredient in wild oregano is carvacrol, a potent, naturally occurring compound which has remarkable effects against all types of microbes such as bacteria, virus, fungus and parasites. Synthetic phenol, also known as carbolic acid, a strong antiseptic, was for much of the 20th century the standard by which all other antiseptics were measured. Yet research shows the “killing action” of naturally occuring carvacrol is superior to phenol — it is unmatched in its antimicrobial actions. For example, in 1994, a scientific team at the National Institute of Pediatrics in Mexico published research showing that oregano had superior killing effects on giardia, a protozoan creating distressing bowel infections. Oregano tested superior even to tinidazol, the drug commonly used to treat giardia infections. It takes 100 lbs. of oregano plants to make 1 lb. of the essential oil of wild oregano. This concentrated natural oil is very powerful.
The oil of oregano contains over 50 compounds which possess antimicrobial actions, although carvacrol is the main one. In addition, the oil of oregano has excellent antioxidant properties, notably abiatic and p-hydroxy-hydrocaffeic acid.
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