Organic. Often known as nature’s antibiotic Oregano is the best thing to have on hand for you and your family to stay well. Antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory this oil is the best natural defence to bugs and viruses around!

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Oregano oil is an extremely powerful natural defender against bugs, viruses and nasties. The perfect thing to have on hand if you are coming down with a cold or feeling under the weather.

Oregano is the fragrant herb commonly used to flavor pasta and meat dishes, is renowned for its versatility in the kitchen. Most people know the flavour and smell from pizza and pasta dishes but the herb has many health benefits too.

Oregano oil is derived from the leaves and flowers of oregano (Origanum vulgare), a hardy, bushy perennial herb, and a member of the mint (Lamiaceae) family. It's native to Europe, although it grows in many areas around the world. The ancient Greeks and Romans have a profound appreciation for oregano, using it for various medicinal uses. In fact, its name comes from the Greek words "oros" and "ganos," which are words for mountain and joy,– oregano literally means "joy of the mountain." It was revered as a symbol of happiness, and it was an ancient tradition to crown brides and grooms with a laurel of oregano.

To obtain oregano oil, the dried flowers and leaves of the wild oregano plant are harvested when the oil content of the plant is at its highest, and then distilled. The resulting oil is golden to dark yellow, with a strong spicy smell.

This herbal oil is a powerful antimicrobial that can help fight off infections. Oregano oil also has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. It can be used to ward off colds, fight infections, for fungal conditions and to get rid of parasites. It’s very useful for infections of the chest and lungs,  Oregano oil has wide-reaching health benefits, but is most associated with respiratory and immune system health. It is known for helping prevent and treat infections of the urinary tract and respiratory infections.

Oregano oil has also shown promise in preventing food-borne illnesses caused by pathogens like listeria,  salmonella, E. coli, and Shigella dysenteria. Adding it to foods not only helps kill the bacteria, but may also alleviate food poisoning symptoms. An animal study from University of Arizona researchers also found that oregano oil can help kill norovirus, which causes gastroenteritis.

Oregano oil is also a prized antiseptic essential oil in aromatherapy because its proportion of phenols is said to be the highest of all aromatic plants. Aside from using the steam method to relieve coughs and other respiratory illnesses, you can also use it to ward off bugs, put on bites and ease a sore throat.

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