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The oil is taken from the leaves or dried flowers of the plant.
The Ancient Greeks recognized the disinfectant and anti-bacterial properties of this oil and they used oregano for treating bacterial infections on skin, wounds and otherwise, and also to protect food stuff from bacteria. It is on record that Hippocrates, now known as 'The Father of Medicine' used oregano widely in his cures for respiratory and digestive troubles.
Antiviral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, emenagogue and anti-allergenic.
• Research has confirmed what Hippocrates obviously intuited all those years ago. Oregano is a powerful germ killer. In fact, it's a powerhouse anti-bacterial, anti- inflammatory, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and antiseptic.
• It's also valued as a strong analgesic and anti rheumatic.
• It is a very strong oil and can irritate the skin, but when diluted it can be used to heal skin conditions and massage painful joints.
Vaporize to help ease conditions of the upper and lower respiratory tract, as well as influenza.
People with allergies, illness, and women who are pregnant or nursing should consult with a medical professional prior to using oregano. Skin irritant, mucous membrane irritant, can cause skin irritation.