Oil of Oregano
Oil of Oregano has been shown to contain free radical-scavenging, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It has been used traditionally for thousands of years for a wide range of ailments, including indigestion, dental caries, respiratory disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and urinary tract infections. Carvacrol, a phenol constituent of Oil of Oregano, is strongly antiseptic, making it extremely valuable in the treatment of viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Oil of Oregano has demonstrated antibacterial activity against 11 different gram negative bacilli and human clinical trials have shown it to be beneficial in the treatment of intestinal parasites. Other studies have found it to be effective against a variety of fungi and yeast, including Candida albicans. Steam distillation is the preferred method for extracting the precious oil from the oregano plant and preserving its medicinal components.