makes WILD Oregano special?
Conventional crops of Oregano can be contaminated with chemical fertilizers,
pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, which
would render the oil toxic and unsafe for human use.
Oregano even though free from chemical pollutants may lack the full
range of compounds which make this herb so uniquely potent. The Greeks
and Italians who settled in North America, will be the first to tell
you that despite their best efforts, even the most carefully cultivated
Oregano plant falls short of what they know the Authentic Oregano to
It takes an exact amount of sun, quality of
water and air, right humidity and an important balance of naturally
occurring soil minerals
… in other words a precise combination of many natural elements
that are necessary to create the optimum environmental conditions
found only in the region of the Mediterranean.
Wild, crude, Mountain
Oregano is the only kind that is naturally rich in carvacrol, flavonoids,
terpenes, esters and many other chemical compounds which combine to
give this herb its tremendous strength. The Oregano plant has been
commonly known and utilized for many centuries in Mediterranean countries
such as Greece, Portugal, and Turkey. Highly esteemed for its powerful
health-promoting properties and beautiful aroma, Oregano has been named
by the local folk “the joy
of the mountains”, which expresses their obvious sentiment for
this extraordinary herb.
The Incredible Herb
Wild Oregano has been helping people in the
Mediterranean maintain good health for centuries. Books and records
by prominent herbalists, preserved throughout the ages, contain
numerous references to the curative powers of Wild Oregano and
point to its many uses. As is the case with many traditional
folk remedies, modern science has been late researching this
incredible herb and spice. Recent laboratory studies confirmed
antibiotic, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties of Wild Oregano.
A long list of ailments that have been effectively
treated with the Oregano Oil includes:
acne, allergies, arthritis, asthma, athlete’s foot, candida,
constipation, croup, dandruff, diarrhea, digestive disturbances,
insect bites, bronchitis, canker sores, colds, flu, earaches,
fatigue, gum disease, headaches, menstrual irregularities, muscle
pain, parasites, pulmonary tuberculosis, pneumonia, psoriasis,
toenail problems, seborrhea, ringworm, rosacea, sinusitis, varicose
veins and warts.
Oil of Oregano is also a powerful painkiller.
An article published in Phytotherapy Research describes how oregano
oil superceded anti-inflammatory drugs in reversing pain and
inflammation and is nearly as powerful as morphine.
For a comprehensive overview of the properties and uses of Oregano
please refer to “The Cure Is In The Cupboard” by
Cass Ingram, D.O.
Is Oil of Wild Oregano safe for children?
For infants and children up to the age of seven, only external
use is recommended. Dilute one drop in a teaspoon or less
of vegetable oil and massage into the soles of the feet.
The oil may also be inhaled straight from the bottle or by
placing a drop on a tissue or cloth. For older children the
oil may be taken internally. It is advised to use only one
drop and dilute it with olive oil, juice or a teaspoon of
honey to reduce the heat sensation which may be too strong
for a child. Preventative measures against disease are very
effective in keeping your children healthy. Germs spread
from the hands to the mouth are notorious for causing infections.
Dirty fingernails harbor all kinds of nasty pathogens. Keep
your child's fingernails short and frequently wash their
hands and nails with a drop or two of Oil of Oregano and
soap. Liquid soap mixes easily with the Oregano oil.
Can I take too much Oil of Wild
Yes! Essential oils are composed of highly concentrated naturally
occurring chemicals. Even herbs and natural forms of many plants
are only beneficial in small quantities. This is true of Oil
of Oregano. Please do not exceed recommended dosages except
in cases of life threatening infection. The adage "less
is at work here. The liver must process Oregano oil and will
become overloaded if too much is taken. People using excessive
amounts of alcohol regularly or taking 3 or more prescription
drugs should avoid using Oil of Oregano.
Can Oil of Wild Oregano be used
to help prevent infections?
Yes. Use Oil of Oregano with soap to wash hands or skin after
exposure to public washrooms or close contact with other
people in crowded environments such classrooms, airplanes,
buses etc. You may also inhale the oil, or rub it onto the
gums. Avoid mucous membranes and other sensitive skin areas.
Oil of Oregano can be added to water in a mister and sprayed
around the house to kill bacteria, mold and viruses in the
air. Use a drop or two on a sponge or wet cloth for cleaning
kitchen counters, sinks, stoves; and refrigerators in order
to kill microbes.
Are there other uses for Oil
of Wild Oregano?
Yes! You may add a drop or two to vegetable oils and other
foods to extend their shelf life. Oregano oil contains
phenols and other compounds which are powerful antioxidants.
You may add to water and use as a spray to prevent or eliminate
mold, mildew, fungus and airborne bacteria. Use a few drops
on a wet cloth for cleaning and sanitizing kitchen counters
and bathroom surfaces. Use for daily hygiene by adding
small amounts of Oregano oil to liquid soaps for washing
hands, feet and body. Carry when camping, trekking or traveling
for adding to water or food and for treating cuts, scrapes,
bites etc. One of our customers successfully used our Oil
of Oregano to rid her houseplants of pesty bugs.
What are the benefits of using
Wild-Crafted Oregano Oil?
Most of the essential oils sold today are geared towards
the flavor and fragrance industry. Since huge volumes of
the oil are in high demand most of the plant material is
conventionally farmed using chemical fertilizers, insecticides,
herbicides and fungicides, all of which are toxic to humans,
animals and the environment. Until recently many aromatherapists,
suppliers and manufacturers of essential oils were not
convinced that organic and wild crafted plant yielded a
superior oil. That line of thought was proven inaccurate
by testing done in Europe over two years ago. It was discovered
through laboratory testing that essential oils derived
from most conventionally farmed plants contained as much
as fifty times the allowable safe limit of agri-chemicals.
Due to the rapid assimilation of essential oils into the
human bloodstream, the hazards of using such chemically
laden oils is readily apparent. For essential oils to be
safe they must be produced from chemical free, organically
grown or wild plant sources. In our experience, wild crafted
plants generally yield the most beautiful and beneficial
oils. In the case of Oregano, mineral rich soil, pure air
and sunny conditions in the Mediterranean combine to create
optimum environment for the high carvacrol oregano. The
resulting oil is of the highest therapeutic quality and
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