What makes oregano a valuable herb is oregano oil. It is an essential oil full of important substances, with carvacrol and thymol being those which attribute its antiseptic properties. This is an exceptional essential oil, able to counteract a wide range of microbes, fungi, bacteria and viruses. Studies have proven that it acts effectively in reducing blood sugar levels while manifesting a great antioxidant activity in the oxidation of lipoproteins in the blood serum. It is also suitable for psoriasis, fungal and skin infection .If you have an allergy to bee or wasp stings, apply topically. Also, it relieves lung and respiratory problems.
Oregano is found in Ancient Greece as a symbol of joy and happiness- marital wreaths used to include oregano sprigs.
Its name, Origanum vulgare hirtum, was attributed by Dioscurus and it concerns the real Greek oregano – the best in the world. Greek Oregano is renowned for its therapeutic properties and it grows solely in Greece. It is rich in minerals, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, manganese, and vitamins C and A.
Nowadays, it is considered one of the most remarkable anticancer substances in foods showing a strong hindrance to hepatic metastasis.
It protects our body from the cold and the flu, even the H1N1 type. Appropriate for all health problems such as all type of influenzas – seasonal and viral – hepatitis, encephalitis, ear infections, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, allergies, asthma, pneumonia and sinusitis.
Lab research has established that it is a very effective and natural antibiotic – in many cases better than chemical antibiotics – causing no side effects. Moreover, unlike chemical antibiotics, oregano oil kills gems without allowing them to become resistant to it.
Another significant oregano property is its powerful antioxidant substances. Thus, when added in food it can protect it from oxidation. Also it protects the human body from the nitrosamines, which are carcinogens.