by Carol Schneider
Wild oregano was found among the medicinal plants buried in the grave of a Mesopotamian queen carbon-dated to be 50,000 years old. Ancient clay tablets in Babylonia tell of oregano used as medicine, likewise records of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Sixteenth century Europeans hung oregano in dairies to prevent microbial growth in milk and in contaminated hospital rooms to sterilize the air. Modern medicine has not discovered it yet, or have they?
We once thought antibiotics were the solution to all infections, but we know now it is only bacterial infections, and their use is limited as bacteria mutate and become resistant. Other infections are viral or fungal or parasitic and cannot be eradicated with drugs, only the symptoms reduced, but the illness may actually be prolonged: fungi at bay but not for long, and parasites forming protective cysts against the enemy to resurface when the coast is clear, as drugs further impoverish the immune system.
“Oil of wild oregano is blanket protection against uncountable disorders, particularly infectious diseases.” Dr. Ingram, in The Cure is in the Cupboard, explains that the oil contains two natural antiseptic phenols, carvacrol and thymol, which work synergistically to make wild oregano oil infinitely more potent than commercial phenol (used in Listerine) in microbial killing power; “It is such a potent antiseptic that it sterilizes raw sewage.”
Unlike the culinary form of oregano, Origanum Compactum, containing from 45-65% combined phenols, Origanum Vulgare, the miraculous medicinal wild oregano, contains 90% of these oils. Dr. Ingram notes that “wild oregano is a natural mineral treasure-trove, containing a density of minerals that would rival virtually any food,” and this accounts in part for its healing power.
Where antibiotics will not work for conditions caused by other than bacteria, this natural antiseptic will. The best reasons for using oregano oil are in the testimonials cited in The Cure is in the Cupboard:
(1) After 6 weeks, unremitting flu was cured in 3 days with Oregamax, along with two drops of Oreganol 3x daily.
(2) An abscessed tooth was entirely healed in 3 days with Oreganol on sterile cotton placed between the check and infected tooth, changing it twice daily.
(3) A chronic middle ear infection cost a man 40% hearing loss; he used a drop of Oreganol diluted in each ear daily for a week and the hearing impairment and infection were entirely eliminated.
(4) Tea tree oil was used to treat a spider bite and inflamed it. Emergency room couldn’t help; there was extreme weakness and flu-like symptoms and the inflammation/wound grew to 4” with the center of the bite necrosing. Oreganol was applied to the area and over that a covering of raw honey to keep oil from evaporating, and all covered with gauze; 6 Oregamax 4x daily plus 3 drops oil taken 4x internally as well; within 72 hours the symptoms were gone.
(5) Oreganol applied to poison ivy immediately relieved itching, and rash and sores within 4 days.
(6) Stomach pain suffered from parasites for 5 years cured in 4 days of taking 3 drops of Oreganol daily.
(7) Painful, tiny splinter surfaces next day using 1 drop of Oreganol.
(8) A man began using oregano oil internally and found relief from his arthritis and chronic constipation. His skin grew clearer and he feels 20 years younger. He hasn't had cold or flu since incorporating oregano oil into his daily regimen.
Wild oregano helps prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. Free radical damage occurs during all inflammation, for example, that of degenerative arthritis and the aging process. Oregano contains four anti-asthmatic compounds; six compounds that are expectorants; seven that lower blood pressure; and nineteen antibacterial compounds.
The uses for oil of oregano are unlimited: used to relieve diarrhea, intestinal gas, and digestive problems, as well as sore throat and breathing difficulties, athlete’s foot, warts, urinary infection, rosacea, dandruff, diaper rash. Oregano oil should be in everyone's first aid kit to help neutralize bee stings and many venomous bites until medical attention can be reached.
Oregano oil is extremely strong, and only small amounts are needed, so use as recommended. For rubbing on the skin it may be necessary to use large amounts, so if the skin is sensitive, such as the mucous membranes, it can be diluted in a fatty medium like olive oil or coconut oil. Large amounts of the oil can be put into gelatin capsules for easier swallowing.
Wild oregano is a natural food preservative. Used as Oregamax (the crushed leaves of wild oregano), wild oregano is delicious in foods such as meat, eggs, milk and cheese,as it keeps these protein based foods from spoiling. As Oregano Oil, a few drops in water as a cleansing wash for raw fruits and vegetables and salad, will greatly halt the growth of microbes and reduce the risk of food poisoning. The oil is highly solvent, which aids in its delivery, and makes it useful in cleaning. Add it to a mild soap solution instead of using toxic commercial cleansers for cleaning kitchen and bath. You will change the energy in the air if you put a few drops in water in a spray bottle and use anywhere in the house against molds, bacteria and viruses.
It takes 100 pounds of wild oregano to make one pound of oil, but only costs $17 for a one ounce bottle of oregano oil. This potent oil should be in everyone's survival kit, especially if CODEX is adopted by our government, and our supplements are “harmonized” into useless amounts at prescription prices. Oreganol and Oregamax, made only by North American Herb & Spice Company are available in health food stores.
Most of the above information comes from The Cure is in the Cupboard and Supermarket Cures, both by Dr. Cass Ingram. You can reach me with any questions at NYCarol8@aol.com