Respiratory problems: such as colds, flue, asthma, bronchitis and coughs.
Enerex's Extra Strength Oil of Oregano is wildcrafted from chemical-free, pure, wild Mediterranean Oregano (Origanum vulgare). Wild oregano is an oil-rich plant. Each oregano leaf contains hundreds of oil glands rich in a variety of natural compounds, especially carvacrol. Enerex's Oil of Oregano contains a minimum of 80% carvacrol, an aromatic phenolic compound, C10H14O, found in plants such as oregano and savory and used in flavourings and fungicides.
The wild oregano plants are harvested in June and July, left to dry for 1-2 days, and then transferred to a special extractor unit. The oil is obtained from the dried leaves and flowers of the herb by steam extraction using a special technology. It takes 1000 kg of the desiccated herb to produce 15 - 30 kg of the essential oil.
The oil is then blended with organic, 1st pressing, extra virgin olive oil in the ratio of 40% oregano and 60% olive oil. This is necessary as pure Oil of Oregano is too harsh to consume orally, and can cause burning of the skin if applied topically. The oil blend is filled into 30 ml amber glass bottles with a sterile dropper cap.
Throughout the ages, Oil of Oregano has been used for a wide range of medicinal purposes and its origins can be traced as far back as Babylonia, 3000 BC. In Greek, oreganos means "delight of the mountains" and the Greeks considered oregano as the premier medicinal plant.
Oil of Oregano is the premier natural antiseptic and possesses a wide range of microbial killing powers. Unlike antibiotics, there is no known tendency for development of microbial resistance. Oil of Oregano can kill or block growth of virtually any fungus as well as inhibiting growth of the majority of bacteria. Of the 30 or more active compounds identified in Oil of Oregano, carvacol and thymol are the most active and they work together with synergistic effect to produce powerful antiseptic properties.
Oil of Oregano is perhaps the most powerful herbal anti-fungal agent known. Its effectiveness is enhanced by its safety, since it is entirely non-toxic. This is of crucial importance with disseminated fungal infections such as Candidiasis, since large doses may be necessary to establish a cure. Fungal resistance to oregano is very rare. In fact, oregano is such a potent anti-fungal agent that it is capable of destroying even resistant fungal forms such as mutated fungi resulting from antibiotic therapy.
Oil of Oregano is an excellent antibacterial agent. Its volatile oils are highly active against the majority of pathogenic bacteria, including staph, strep and E. coli. Research shows that Oil of Oregano is also a potent antiseptic that is highly effective in killing a wide range of fungi, yeast and bacteria as well as parasites, especially Giardia, and viruses.
Oil of Oregano is a powerful pain killer. An article published in Phytotherapy Research describes how Oil of Oregano superceded anti-inflammatory drugs in reversing pain and inflammation and is nearly as powerful as morphine as a pain killer. Oil of Oregano is also a powerful antioxidant. Furthermore, the oil improves digestion by stimulating the flow of bile.
Packaging: Packed in recyclable amber glass containers to provide the best protection for the product against oxidation.