Why Oil of Oregano?
Wild Oil of Oregano is a potent health aid. Its primary active ingredient, Carvacrol, when laboratory tested, proved to be one of the strongest antiseptics known to man.
Oil of Oregano provides you with a defense against airborne and food-borne germs as well as infections from any source Natural antibiotics like Oil of Oregano do not induce antibiotic resistance as do the patented antibiotic drugs. Use Oil of Oregano to boost your immune system and to kill off unfriendly bacteria. This natural remedy provides defense against biological toxins. Carry it with you whether it is to work or school or on a trip around the world. It is an invaluable travelling companion where food and water sources are suspect or in the event of an injury or infection. It could save your life.
Nature has provided us with a potent remedy for a wide range of afflictions in wild oregano herb and oil. Once tried, wild oregano oil will become a friend for life.
Wild Oil of Oregano Usage:
Wild oil of oregano can be used both internally and externally. The vapors can be inhaled to effectively combat lung complaints and coughs. The oil should be kept away from the eyes and mucous membranes, as well as sensitive skin areas. Children under the age of twelve should not take the oil internally. Children may be treated by diluting the oregano oil in olive oil and rubbing it on the soles of the feet or other areas of the body.
The adage ‘less is more’ applies to the use of oregano oil. It is extremely potent and should be taken according to directions. Recommended dosages should be followed. Use minimum amounts to observe the effects prior to taking larger dosages. For internal use, only take the Mediterranean species of wild oregano that has been mixed with a high quality olive oil. Other oregano oils are often ineffective and can be dangerous. Many of these oils are mislabelled and, in fact, are not the true oregano. The pure essential oil is far too strong to use externally or internally. For safety, use a brand pre-mixed with olive oil.
Carvacrol and Wild Oregano Essential Oil Facts
A lot of attention has been given to the predominant phenol, Carvacrol, which is a large and important component of wild Oregano oil. Depending on the quality of the Oregano, part of the plant distilled, expertise of the distiller and yearly variations in growing conditions, Carvacrol can be found ranging from approximately 30-87% in traditionally distilled oils. Due to the attention Carvacrol has received and the unfortunate thinking in Europe and America that more is better, we see products on the market boasting unrealistically high levels of Carvacrol. Distillers have found that by adding Carvacrol to the water during distillation that they can increase the Carvacrol percentage without it being detected in Gas Chromatography (GC) testing. Another method is to fractionate the oil by “boiling off” certain other chemical components of the oil to make the Carvacrol percentage higher. Unfortunately this adulterated or “standardized” oil is not nearly as effective for therapeutic application because the delicate synergy created by nature is thrown out of equilibrium or parts of the puzzle are missing. Lab testing done on the efficacy of pure Carvacrol for destroying pathogens has shown it to be half as effective as pure, unadulterated Oregano oil . The key to Oregano oil’s amazing power is the synergistic combination of naturally occurring chemicals in the ratio in which nature produced them. Carvacrol’s importance may be overestimated by media articles which neglect to mention the other critical chemical components of Oregano oil and their relationship with each other.
Unfortunately, the ” more is better” mind set has provided distillers with the incentive to increase Carvacrol levels, at whatever cost to the end result, in order to cater to demand from this uninformed sector of the marketplace. The researchers and professors and even the good distillers find all this highly amusing as they know that the real curative powers of nature lie in the naturally distilled oil. Lab testing on Oregano’s antibacterial, anti fungal, antiviral, anti-cancer etc. properties has been conducted with naturally distilled, best quality Oregano oil which falls into an average range of 62-85% Carvacrol.
When you consider that the final product has to be well diluted with olive oil to make a safe and therapeutically effective product, differences in Carvacrol percentages mean very little. Each manufacturer blends at a different strength/ratio of olive oil to Oregano oil. The final Carvacrol percentage in the bottle is likely to be in the 5-15% range. Again, if a manufacturer claims that an ‘extra strength’ product (typically 40-50% Oregano oil) is better by virtue of its strength, they are again mistaken and falling back on the “bigger is better” mentality. The body would rather deal with more of a correctly blended product than an extra strength product. The olive oil greatly aids the body to assimilate the Oregano oil. Pure Oregano essential oil is very caustic and unsafe for therapeutic use. Any knowledgeable herbalist will tell you that a small dosage of a given herb may have a healing effect where a larger dose of the same herb would have the opposite effect. More is not better!
Another thing to watch for is when manufacturers claim Carvacrol counts in round numbers such as 75%, 80% or 85%. GC testing is always done in hundredths i.e. 71.28%. Please ask to see the GC certificate. If you see a round number, chances are it is a counterfeit GC or an adulterated/standardized product. Naturally this does not apply to manufacturers who may claim “not less than 65% Carvacrol” or “Carvacrol between 60-70%”.
Usage of Wild Oil of Oregano
Oil of Oregano will kill any kind of “germ”. Proof of this statement can be found in the Quarterly Review of Biology, March 1998 and the Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, June 1977, among other authoritative publications.
- Immune system modulator
- Pain reliever
Oregano oil has been proven in European studies to be a potent immune modulator. Compared to plants such as echinacea and goldenseal, Wild Oil of Oregano is by far the most effective in boosting the body’s natural immunity. Use 1-3 drops 3x a day to supercharge your immune system and maintain good health.
Among the natural antioxidants, oregano oil is one of the most powerful. It protects cells from free radical damage in the same way it prolongs the shelf life of foods. Take a few drops daily under the tongue to slow the effects of aging and maintain healthy cell structure.
Use internally for following conditions:
Colds, Flu, Cough & Sore Throat
- Kidney and other Infections
- Peptic Ulcer
- Prostate disorders
- Bad Breath and more
1-6 drops taken under the tongue or in juice, water or a teaspoon of honey 2-6 times a day. Stubborn conditions may require more frequent dosages.
Use externally for following conditions:
- Gum Disorders
- Dandruff & Seborrhea
- Cold Sores
- Puncture Wounds
- Back Pain
- Athlete Foot
- Nail Fungus
- Bed Sores
- Head Lice
How to use:
Apply a small amount of the Oil to affected areas. Dilute 50% or more with olive oil if skin is sensitive. Do not use on mucous membranes and sensitive skin areas.
Hedd Wyn Essentials Wild Oil of Oregano
The Oregano leaves and flowers are steam distilled at low temperature and low pressure in stainless steel crucibles. Each batch of essential oil is numbered and then analyzed using Mass Spectography and Gas Chromatography. This rigorous testing assures that only the correct species of edible Oregano with high Carvacrol content is delivered to you in our Oil of Oregano.
Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is used as a base in order to provide you with the finest edible product, free from additives of any kind. Every bottle is revitalized using a patented European technology which increases the life force of the oil and aids its healing power by introducing beneficial frequencies that restore harmony, health and strength in the body. You get a highly effective, pure and natural medicine chest in a bottle. Ratio 1:4
You may use Hedd Wyn Essentials Wild Oil of Oregano with confidence.
Add one or two drops to soups, salads, etc. for a hearty and delightful culinary experience. Enhance your health by using this age old remedy which modern science is only now beginning to discover.