The form of oregano commonly used in cooking does not have the medicinal properties of wild oregano. ALORA uses only the wild-crafted oregano species Origanum Vulgare, found growing in the Mediterranean. There, this form of oregano has been used as a traditional medicine for thousands of years. The oil is extracted by steam distillation, without the use of solvents, and is mixed with olive oil, since pure oregano oil is too powerful to be used full strength.
What is Oregano Oil used for?
Oregano Oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, and anti-inflammatory and is an antioxidant. As a result it is used to treat a wide range of ailments including: acne, asthma, bronchitis, canker sores, colds, coughs, dyspepsia, gum problems, muscle pain (topically), psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and rosacea.
How does Oregano Oil work?
Oregano Oil contains a powerful polyphenol called rosmarinic acid which is both an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory. As an antioxidant Oregano Oil has an ORAC (a measurement of antioxidant value) that is 4 times stronger than blueberries, and is even higher than vitamin E. Because free radical damage in the body is linked to inflammatory diseases, including arthritis, cancer and heart disease, Oregano Oil is protective against many serious ailments.
Two other polyphenols found in Oregano Oil, carvacrol and thymol, kill bad bacteria in the body by penetrating the cell membranes of the bacteria, creating an acidic environment that damages the cell and stops it from replicating.
Recommended Adult Dose: Take 3 drops under the tongue, one to three times daily, or as directed by a health professional. May be mixed with liquid or applied topically. Do not apply to broken skin.
Caution: Do not give to children without the advice of a health care professional. Excessive topical use may cause skin irritation. Exceeding the recommended dose may result in gastrointestinal upset. Avoid contact with the eyes or mucous membranes. Consult with a health care professional before using if you are taking blood-thinning medications.