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Herb of the Week: Oregano

Filed Under: Herbs at 7:05 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Oregano

Oregano Oil has been one of the top selling herbal supplements for years. Most products are sourced from wild-crafted true oregano (Origanum vulgare), an aromatic herb originally from the Mediterranean region.

Studies continue to confirm the favorable results of oregano oil. The Journal of the American College of Nutrition published the results of a study by researchers from Georgetown University. In the study, researchers found that oregano oil has similar germ-killing properties as various antibiotics.

That’s just one more reason to add oregano to your supplement list. Known for its culinary uses, particularly in pizzas, salads and pastas, oregano has been used to support the immune system, joint health and the digestive system.

Oregano is high on antioxidant activity which is one of the most important factors for healthy digestion. Oregano oils thymol and caryacrol are believed to be the main sources of its benefits as it may cure mild stomach problems and regulate bowel movement.

In addition, oil of oregano aids joint lubrication and restore mobility and can be an alternative for people struggling with products such as glucosamine and chondroitin.

Finally, oil of oregano supplements may enhance the immune system. Oregano is such a potent anti-fungal agent that is capable of destroying resistant fungal forms. For example, studies have tested oregano supplements against many different types of infection with positive results for anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-viral and anti-bacterial actions.

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Nature’s Way – Oregano Oil Standardized Extract – 60 Vegetarian Capsules
North American Herb & Spice – Super Strength Oreganol Caps – 60 Softgels
Solaray – Oil Of Oregano 150 mg. – 60 Softgels

 

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