Antibiotics Vs. Oregano Oil
By Lilla Bessenyei
Antibiotics were one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century. They saved millions of lives. The whole story started with the famous penicillin. Since then, many types of antimicrobial substances have become a part of this group.
Antibiotics were considered almost as some kind of panacea and doctors started to prescribe them, even in cases when antibiotics weren’t absolutely necessary.
Soon they were faced with bacterial infections, which were resistant to the prescribed drug. Today, due to the misuse of these substances, more and more antibiotic resistant microbes have popped up.
Antibiotic resistance is the nightmare of physicians. In many cases, hospitalized patients die of this phenomenon. Doctors give one type of antibiotic – resistance – another type of antibiotic – resistance – and the cycle goes on until they face a resistant species that is resistant to all antibiotics, ultimately leaving patients without a cure.
That’s why antibiotics should be used more carefully. The more they’re used, the more chance there is that some kind of resistance will evolve.
Thankfully, there are wonderful herbs in nature that can perform just as well – if not better – than antibiotics, without the harmful side effects and less chance of resistance.
One of the most potent antibiotics in nature found in wild oregano. If you haven’t heard about this magical herb, I’m about to share some useful information with you.
The Benefits Of Oregano Oil:
Carvacrol is one of the main ingredients in oregano oil besides thymol. Carvacrol has many proven benefits, such as:
- Protects the liver
- Powerful antibiotic
- Tumor protection
- Promotes normal lipid levels
- Helps to balance blood sugar levels
2. Powerful Antibiotic
Oil of oregano was found very effective against 5 species of harmful bacteria, especially E. coli, which makes it useful against deadly food poisoning and helpful at promoting gut health.
Another advantage of oregano is that it doesn’t disturb beneficial bacteria, whereas most drugs can cause serious diarrhea and Clostridium overgrowth, which can be a life-threatening health issue.
Some research has shown that the oil may even be successful at killing MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that causes many problems in hospitals.
Due to its potent antifungal chemical content, scientists were able to use oregano to beat candida successfully.
4. Antiviral Effects
Many times doctors prescribe antibiotics in viral infections to prevent cross-infections. The good news is that this oil not only has great antimicrobial properties, but it is also effective against viral infections.
It is able to destroy RNA and DNA viruses. These can cause cold sores, herpes, shingles.
Uses For Oregano Oil:
- Insect bites
- Yeast infections
- Bacterial infections
- Respiratory infections
- Join pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Athlete’s foot
- Nail fungus
- Sinus infections
- Food poisoning
- Cancer prevention
- Varicose veins
Even though oregano oil is safe to use, it should be avoided during pregnancy. You can dilute the oil with olive or coconut oil and apply it topically to troubled areas, take it internally in capsule form or dilute in water and swallow it.
Have you used oregano oil before? Please share your experiences with us in the comments below, we’d love to hear about them.
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Lilla Bessenyei is a pharmacist and writer. It has been through her own experience that she realized that health and happiness start with what you put in your body and mind - including your thoughts. She is an avid researchers and has learned a lot about health and medicine. In her studies, she found that cultivating healthy emotions were just as important (if not more so) as a healthy diet. She is a fitness junkie, enjoys the numerous benefits of a vegan diet and enjoys helping people discover true health and happiness.
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