You’d think that summer would be the time of year when everyone is at their healthiest. Sunshine, fresh fruits, lots of travel and play time; a recipe for health if there ever was one. Unfortunately, summer is one of the more common times of year people get sick. Why? Eating new foods, traveling to different places, airplane food trays…. there are a lot of ways to pick up germs when you break out of your usual routine. Staying healthy this summer may be a challenge. So how can you protect yourself? Carvacrol can offer protection, and wild oil of oregano (or as we like to say, WOOO) is a great way to get carvacrol in your health routine.

Carvacrol:  what it is

Carvacrol is chemical found in several plants and herbs such as wild bergamot, thyme and pepperwort, but it is most abundant in oregano. Carvacrol is what gives oregano a slightly spicy flavor, is colorless, and has a distinct warm odor. This substance exhibits excellent anti-microbial properties and makes it useful in the production of cosmetics, food preservatives and for treating diseases. One interesting fact is that pure carvacrol has only around half the ability to destroy pathogens as pure oregano oil according to laboratory tests. Carvacrol is the active ingredient in oregano so chances are, you may already have it in your pantry!

How to get more carvacrol in your health routine

While carvacrol can be found in several plants and herbs, chances are you’re not eating those in great abundance to the point you’ll enjoy the health benefits. The better way to get more carvacrol into your health routine is by taking a wild oil of oregano product.

How will WOOO keep me healthy in the summer?

Oil of oregano can be used for natural healing alternative. It’s best known for its impact on colds and flus as it’s a powerful antimicrobial. It has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect and has been proven to reverse or reduce bacterial infections, allergies, inflammation, viruses and much more. Let’s see how that stacks up against what you may be exposed to this summer.

Let’s start with air travel. Around 20 percent of people on commercial flights develop symptoms of the common cold within one week of travel. Air cabins have a lot of people in a very small space, so the likelihood of viruses increases. Also, low air pressure and oxygen compromise immune function. Oil of oregano can help reduce the bacteria you’re surround by on planes (or trains or busses or boats, for that matter).

Summer can be a big allergy season for many and guess what? The soothing properties of oil of oregano can produce a sedating effect on the hypersensitivity of allergies, which ultimately encourages relief.

Travel any time of year can be a big disruption to our usual routine. More alcohol, less water, and long road trips without enough bathroom breaks can be a recipe for a UTI. Anyone who has ever traveled with a UTI knows what a big buzzkill it can be on your fun. Herbalists recommend oil of oregano to treat urine infections. Studies show that oregano oil is at least as effective at killing bacteria than prescribed antibiotics. This is especially great news when you’re far from home and your family doctor!

Keep Wild Oil of Oregano in your travel bag

Most savvy travelers pack the usual items to stay healthy while they travel:  aspirin, vitamins, maybe motion sickness medicine or something for allergies. Maybe it’s time to add WOOO to that list! Have a happy, safe and healthy summer!