The health benefits of Oregano Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, emmenagogue and anti-allergenic substance. Oregano essential oil stimulates the production and function of white blood cells, the body’s main line of defense.
Oregano essential oil contains phenols, a powerful form of antioxidant that literally scours the body and eliminates those free radicals that cause disease. It protects you from the damages done to the body by free radicals, and it neutralizes the free radicals, while repairing the damage already done.
Oregano essential oil promotes digestion by increasing the secretion of digestive juices, and it also increases nutrient digestibility and enzymes which aid in absorbing food. This can improve your general level of health by maximizing the nutrients you get from food. Oregano also might help digestion by increasing bile flow and fighting against some bacteria, viruses, fungi, intestinal worms, and other parasites.
Oregano Essential Oil, when ingested, can eliminate intestinal worms. Taking oil of oregano for 6 weeks can kill the parasites Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba hartmanni, and Endolimax nana. Furthermore, it can be used to treat bacterial infections like E. Coli, Giardiasis and food poisoning. The antibacterial effects of oregano don’t have an inhibitory affect on the healthy, necessary flora in your intestines and stomach, so you don’t suffer from the ill effects of being undefended.
Oregano is used for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, croup, and bronchitis. Oregano essential oil can act as an expectorant, which will loosen up or help eliminate the uncomfortable buildups of mucus and phlegm in the respiratory tracts and sinuses, but it is also a soothing balm for inflamed lungs and the throat, which often stimulate coughing fits. Therefore, oregano essential both prevents and treat symptoms of respiratory ailments.
Viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa are the four agents which are responsible for communicable and infectious diseases. Oregano essential oil provides protection against viral infections. This boost to the immune system also helps to defend against deadly viral infections and even certain autoimmune disorders.