Whether you’re getting ready for TEOTWAWKI (“the end of the world as we know it”) or simply want the comfort and security of being self-reliant, oil of oregano is a “must have” in your emergency kit. Scientifically proven to fight disease and infections better than the most powerful antibiotics, the incredible powers of oregano oil are revealed in the NaturalNews.com article below.
However, BE WARNED, not all oregano oil products are created equal!
In fact, some oregano oil products are downright harmful.
Use the oregano oil shopping guide below to help you identify the best quality product.
8 Things to look for in safe and effective oregano oil supplement:
1) Plant source
Look for oregano oil that is made exclusively from the “Origanum Vulgare” species.
This is the safest and most effective species of oregano used for medicinal purposes.
2) Wild Mountain Grown
Research shows that Carvacrol, the main active ingredient in oregano oil, is found in much larger concentrations in wild mountain grown oregano versus oregano grown on commercially fertilized farm soil.
3) 100% Organic Oregano
Organically grown plants reduce your exposure to harmful pesticides, chemicals and herbicides. Wild grown oregano is still your best bet, but an additional organic certification does help ensure a higher level of quality, purity and eco-friendly cultivation.
4) High NATURALLY OCCURRING Carvacrol content
Find a pure oregano oil with a high naturally occurring carvacrol content of at least 80%.
Avoid oregano oil products that contain artificial, chemically extracted or synthetic carvacrol.
5) Steam Distillation Extraction
This is the safest and the most effective method of oregano oil extraction. It preserves maximum medicinal value while yielding a safe, pure, full spectrum oil. Other extraction methods often adulterate the oil with harmful chemicals or solvents. CO2 extraction is also cautioned as it may reduce the medicinal value of the oil while increasing its toxicity.
6) Synergistic Blend
Oregano oil’s anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial effects can be further increased when blended with a scientifically balanced amount of cinnamon oil. But be careful, look only for cinnamon oil produced from the “Cinnamomum Zeylanicum” species, the best food-grade species for medicinal purposes. Choose a synergistic blend that has a complementary “carrier oil”, such as organic olive oil, to ensure healthy absorption and digestion.
7) European Quality & Purity
European supplement manufacturers and formulations are subject to much stricter purity control regulations, including the strict NON-GMO policies, than the US ones. If you can’t find a European formulated/manufactured oregano oil, look for a US manufacturer that goes the extra mile with quality & purity with 3rd party lab testing (free from: harmful heavy metals, GMOs, excipients, binders, fillers, flow agents, chemicals, preservatives and colors. )
8) Potent and Bio-available formula
Oregano oil, like any essential oil, will oxidize and spoil if it’s exposed to light, heat or oxygen. Look for hard gelatin encapsulated oregano oil that is manufactured without heat or chemicals and removes all oxygen during encapsulation. Choose a manufacturer that has a potency and bio-availability guarantee.
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(NaturalNews) If a major emergency were to strike suddenly and without warning, leaving you and your family without the normal comforts of life for an indefinite period of time, would you have the tools, supplies and knowledge necessary for survival? Having extra food, water and even first aid supplies on hand is a great place to start when preparing for the worst, but what about long-term protection against infection and disease?
In their book Beyond Antibiotics: Healthier Options for Families, Michael A. Schmidt, Lendon H. Smith and Keith W. Sehnert explain how essential plant oils possess unique antimicrobial properties that naturally fight and eliminate harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi. And the essential oil of oregano in particular, which survivalists and “preppers” alike are discovering is a top choice for staying healthy during a crisis, is arguably the most potent and effective antimicrobial in the essential oil family.
Most people, if asked what they would stock their own “bug-out” bags with, would probably include basic medicines like painkillers and even antibiotics. But oil of oregano, which can be stored long-term without issue, has a leg up on traditional antibiotics, as it hits microbes where it really matters, blocking their ability to breathe. Antibiotics, on the other hand, are designed to obstruct the normal life cycle or metabolism of bacteria, which leaves room for them to mutate and develop resistance.
“[O]ne of the advantages essential oils [like oil of oregano] have over antibiotics is that bacteria do not develop resistance to essential oils,” explains the book Beyond Antibiotics: Healthier Options for Families. “[A]nother advantage to essential oils is that some actually stimulate immune function.”
Dubbed the “Rolls Royce of natural antiseptics” by Dr. Cass Ingram, one of the world’s leading experts on the subject, oil of oregano is not only one of the most effective antimicrobial agents in existence — it is also one of the safest, producing no negative side effects and targeting only harmful pathogens while leaving beneficial ones alone.
Tests have also shown that oil of oregano beats out conventional antiseptics like phenol, which is commonly used in commercial antimicrobial products like Lysol, Pinesol and Cloraseptic, by a factor of 26 to one. This means that oil of oregano is 26 times more effective at targeting and destroying harmful pathogens than even the most powerful conventional products used to treat and sterilize things like hospital equipment.
As far as its internal use, oil of oregano is “the best of the best,” according to a French doctor by the name of Belaiche, who in 1977 released his official oregano index, which uses oil of oregano as the base reference for comparing the bactericidal action of other substances. Oil of oregano is so effective, in other words, that an acclaimed doctor and research set it as the standard for comparison more than 30 years ago.
“The essential oil of oregano has always provided me with amazing results in treating infectious diseases,” writes Bee Wilder for Healing Naturally by Bee. “Besides oregano oil’s bactericidal action, it also prevents spasms, convulsions and nervous disorders.”
The same is true for yeasts like candida, which standard antibiotics cannot even treat. The believed-to-be primary active substance in oil of oregano, carvacrol, is highly effective at cleansing the urinary tract and bladder of not only bacterial invaders but also fungal and yeast invaders. Oil of oregano also helps protect the tissues of the body against inflammation by eliminating the free radicals that cause it, thus helping protect the body against debilitating illness.
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