Antibiotics prescribed by most medical doctors today have horrendous side effects including: causing antibiotic resistance, destroying good bacteria (probiotics), reducing vitamin absorption and damaging the digestive lining causing leaky gut.
The good news is there is an incredible natural alternative to prescription antibiotics and that is oregano oil (also called oil of oregano). Oil of oregano contains two powerful compounds of carvacrol and thymol that have powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Oregano Oil Benefits Are Unstoppable!
Over 800 studies reference carvacrol in PubMed, the world’s #1 database for scientific evidence-based literature, which emphasizes that research is quite supportive of its healing capacity. To give you a sense of what I mean, carvacrol has been proven to reverse or reduce:
- Bacterial infections
- Fungal infections
This past December, Journal of Medicinal Food published a study that evaluated the antibacterial activity of oregano oil against 5 different types of bad bacteria. After evaluating the anti-bacterial characteristics of oil of oregano it showed significant anti-bacterial properties against all 5 species of harmful bacteria.
Interestingly, the highest activity was observed against E. Coli, which suggests that oregano oil should be routinely used to promote gastrointestinal health and to prevent deadly food poisoning.
Two years prior, researchers from Pakistan published similar results in the journal Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia in addition to proving oregano oil’s ability to kill cancer cells of various types!
Oil of Oregano Uses and Warnings
You may be asking, what limits does oil of oregano have? At this point, it’s not perfectly clear. One thing that is certain, because of its insurmountable potency, medicinal use should only be administered under the guidance of a natural health expert.
Dr. Axe personally takes oregano oil internally for a maximum of two weeks in most cases because it’s so powerful. Also, when taking internally, it should be diluted with water or mixed with coconut oil. The dried herb oregano is typically fine for pregnant women but when using oil of oregano pregnant women should use caution and only use if instructed by a physician to do so.
“I got the flu this year. I went home after work and just went to bed. The next day I was thinking this is getting worse. I took oil of oregano four times that day. I went to work the next day – like a miracle” – Greg Simmons