Wild Oil of Oregano continues to be a powerful natural option for fighting flu. We’ve written about the many health benefits of WOOO but thought we’d take the time to actually share how studies show the effectiveness of Oil of Oregano by listing those studies here. Ready to learn more about WOOO? We’ll summarize the main points from these studies, so you don’t have to, but we’ve provided links in case you want to dive deeper!
Journal of Medicinal Food
According to this publication, Oregano oil has antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. It goes on to state, “Carvacrol is responsible for the biological activities of oregano. Many diverse activities of carvacrol such as antitumor, antimutagenic, antigenotoxic, analgesic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, angiogenic, antiparasitic, antiplatelet, AChe inhibitory, antielastase, insecticidal, antihepatotoxic, and hepatoprotective activities”.
Natural Product Communications
The study titled, “Essential Oil from Origanum vulgare Completely Inhibits the Growth of Multidrug-Resistant Cystic Fibrosis Pathogens” discusses oregano oil’s effectiveness against pathogens. “Origanum vulgare” is the scientific name for “oregano”. The abstract states that “The results from this study suggest that OEO might exert a role as an antimicrobial in the treatment of CF infections.”
This was an exciting publication (really!) because it speaks to the value of having rosemary combined with oil of oregano just we have it in our Wild Oil of Oregano with Rosemary product! They called it the “synergies of oregano and rosemary”, again discussing its microbial activity and effectiveness.
Georgetown University Medical Center
The summary of the study says it all: “Oil from the common herb oregano may be an effective treatment against dangerous, and sometimes drug-resistant bacteria, a Georgetown researcher has found. Two studies have shown that oregano oil—and, in particular, carvacrol, one of oregano’s chemical components—appear to reduce infection as effectively as traditional antibiotics.”
Journal of Medical Microbiology
Research published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology showed that oregano oil can help destroy staphylococcus aureus that is known to cause upper respiratory tract infections. Both carvacrol and thymol in oregano oil naturally fight bacteria and being an anti-inflammatory, the oil helps alleviate congestion in the airways and relieve sinus blockages.
This study showed that in a majority of cases supplementing with oregano oil caused the harmful organisms to be completely eliminated from the body.
We could go on and on, listing all the different studies out there about oil of oregano, carvacrol, and how it shows the following capabilities in numerous studies:
When you’re ready to seek out a more natural possible alternative to antibiotics or are looking for something that can help you fight against the flu, WOOO may be for you!