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Urinary Tract Infection

Organic Oil of Oregano

Powerful Antibacterial Agent

Origanum vulgare, also known as Greek or Mediterranean oregano, has been regarded as one of the most efficacious natural infection fighters. It is a rare wild herb which grows in the mountainous regions of the eastern Mediterranean. The characteristic, very warm smell and slightly bitter, pungent flavor are due to the essential oil which has been renowned for its potent antiseptic properties.

When oregano oil was first tested in 1910, it was described by H. Merindale as “the most powerful plant-derived antiseptic known.” It has been found effective both in killing multiple bacteria (germs) and preventing their growth.

It demonstrated to be 26 times as potent as phenol known for its strong antiseptic properties. (Phenol is also a versatile precursor to a large collection of drugs, most notably aspirin, and many herbicides and pharmaceuticals).

Oregano oil is the “best of the best” active essential oils providing the amazing results in treating infectious diseases (P. Belaiche). It has been considered the closest to an ideal antibacterial agent.

Carvacrol

The active ingredient in the essential oil distilled from the leaves of true oregano is carvacrol, or isopropyl-o-cresol – a powerful antiseptic, an antimicrobial agent proved to be many times more effective at killing the pathogenic microorganisms than the standard prescription antibiotics.

Unlike pharmaceutical, chemical medications, carvacrol has been found an effective natural antibiotic against some drug-resistant strains of germs.

Its therapeutic properties are distinguished by its high percentage of carvacrol. That’s why is 1.5x as effective as nystatin (a leading drug for fungal infection) against Candida albicans.

As carvacrol reveals strong inhibition of both E. coli, Proteus and Pseudomonas bacteria, its high amounts make it a very effective remedy for urinary tract infections – in many cases not responding neither to the antibiotics nor to many antibiotic alternatives.

Broad Range of Effectiveness

Oil of oregano is recognized as having one of the broadest ranges of antimicrobial effectiveness known among plants. It has been regarded for the following properties:

Antibacterial: For mild food poisoning, stomach flu, diarrhea; colitis, gastritis; infected hangnails and splinters, cuts and scrapes, non-specific dermatitis, acne, and seborrhea.

Antifungal: For fungal infections, Athlete’s foot, dandruff, psoriasis, rosacea, and Candida (due to presence of two phenolic fungitoxic compounds: thymol and carvacrol – the most active constituents).

Anti-inflammatory: For toothache and gum disease, dental abscesses, mouth ulcers, insect and spider bites/stings, skin disorders – bruising, eczema, tinea, seasonal allergies, and muscle pain.

Anti-parasitic: For ringworm and intestinal parasites (Entamoeba, Endolimax, Blastocystis).

Antiviral: For sore throat/pharyngitis, cold and flu-like symptoms, sinusitis, respiratory disorders – asthma, bronchitis, insect bites/stings, cold sores, and warts; herpes simplex virus type 1.

An extensive research suggests that oil from oregano leaf helps balance microflora colonization in favor of beneficial inhabitants, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract.

When used properly, the health-giving properties of oregano oil can be profound. It offers you a safe and natural option, along with a simple, ingenious rationale, no known side-effects, and a great reported success rate.

Without promoting the growth of drug-resistant strains, it helps inhibit and/or kill up to 90 different types of detrimental bacteria, fungi, parasites, protozoa, yeasts, and molds, such as:

  • Aspergillus (flavus and parasiticus) (A. parasiticus is one of three fungi able to produce the mycotoxin, a carcinogenic aflatoxin at higher concentrations than A. flavus).
  • Bacillus cereus (a toxin-producing bacterium that causes food poisoning).
  • Blastocystis hominis (a microscopic single-cell organism/ protozoan that lives in the digestive tract).
  • Candida albicans (an opportunistic pathogenic yeast that is a common member of the human gut flora).
  • Cryptococcus neoformans (an opportunistic fungus affecting the AIDS patients).
  • Endolimax nana (the smallest of the intestine-dwelling amoebae infecting humans).
  • E. coli / Escherichia coli (a bacterium usually found in the gut; unlike many other disease-causing bacteria, it can cause an infection even if you ingest only small amounts).
  • Entamoeba hartmanni (found as internal parasites or commensals of animals).
  • Giardia lamblia (a microscopic parasite that colonizes and reproduces in the small intestine, causing the diarrheal illness known as giardiasis).
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae (a common gut bacteria, causes problems when it moves outside the gut and causes infection).
  • Listeria monocytogenes, commonly called Listeria (the species of pathogenic food-born bacteria that causes the infection listeriosis).
  • Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (a pathogenic bacterium which is the causative agent of Johne’s disease, affecting cattle; a suspected causative agent in human Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis).
  • Proteus (P. mirabilis is much more common in human urinary-tract infections than P. vulgaris).
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa (a common bacterium found in soil, water, skin flora and most man-made environments; the third leading cause of hospital-acquired urinary tract infections, usually related to urinary tract catheterization, instrumentation or surgery; it appears to be among the most adherent of common urinary pathogens to the bladder uroepithelium; as a highly relevant opportunistic pathogen, P. aeruginosa has low antibiotic susceptibility. It is naturally resistant to a large range of antibiotics and may demonstrate additional resistance after unsuccessful treatment).
  • Salmonella entérica (a pathogen causing gastroenteritis, bacteremia, enteric fever, and an asymptomatic carrier state; human infection usually occurs when consuming contaminated foods and water, contact with infected feces, as well as contact with infective animals, animal feed, or humans; it is more common in children under the age of 5, adults 20-30-year-olds, and people 70 years or older).
  • Staphylococcus aureus (a common bacterium frequently found in the upper respiratory tract and on the skin, or in the nose; also called golden staph. If enters the body through a cut in the skin, it can cause a range of mild to severe infections, which may cause death in some cases.
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus (it can cause many types of infections, such as pneumonia, urinary tract infection, ear infection, sinus infection, meningitis (infection of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord), and bacteremia (bloodstream infection).

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Drop

Medicinal Ingredients:

  • Certified Organic Essential Oil of Wild Oregano* (Origanum vulgare, leaf, contains thymol and min. 72% carvacrol) 25% (1:3)]

*Derived from wild-crafted** Mediterranean oregano. The oil is extracted from the handpicked leaves using steam distillation, ensuring that the oil is chemical-free.

**Wild crafted botanicals are not farmed or sprayed with any kind of pesticide. They are wild, native and organic by their own nature and retain the positive attributes of plants grown in their normal habitat.

Non-medicinal Ingredients: Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (3:1).

Premium Purity & Quality: Vegan, vegetarian; free from artificial colors, preservatives, or sweeteners; dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs.

PLEASE NOTE: Take a few hours before or after taking Uribiotic Formula and other dietary supplements containing iron, zinc, calcium, or copper.

Recommended Use: Antimicrobial for the maintenance of urinary tract health.***

Cautions:

Do not use if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have hypersensitivity or are allergic to herbs in the Lamiaceae family of plants, also known as the mint family that includes many widely used culinary herbs, such as basil, mint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, thyme, lavender, and perilla.

Discontinue use if you experience gastrointestinal upset.

Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if the seal is broken. Store at room temperature.

***This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

How & When to Take It

(Adults)

Therapeutic Dosage (Orally only)

  • Take 5-6 drops 5-6 times daily, each time in 1/2 glass of purified, room-temperature water for the minimum of 7 consecutive days.

Therapeutic Dosage (Orally + On the skin)*

For optimal results, oil of oregano can be taken simultaneously: both orally (by mouth) and externally (not ingested), that is applied directly to the unbroken skin.

When used topically, and in order to reduce the possibility of allergic reaction, rash and avoid resistance, oregano oil can be applied on your soles (a perfect spot for absorption) for the minimum of 7 consecutive days in the following way:

  • In the morning: massage 3-5 drops into the sole of your left foot;
  • In the afternoon: massage 3-5 drops into the sole of your right foot;
  • At your bedtime: massage 3-5 drops directly over your bladder, just above the pubic bone.

Cycle off one week every two weeks of use. Regardless of why you are taking oil of oregano, make sure you take at least a week-long break for every two consecutive weeks of its daily use.

Prevention & Maintenance

1) Oral Dosage:

  • Take 3 drops 3 times daily, each time in 1/2 glass of purified, room-temperature water for up to 14 consecutive days.

2) Oral + On the Skin Dosages:

For up to 14 consecutive days, massage 1-3 drops:

  • In the morning: into the sole of your left foot;
  • In the afternoon: into the sole of your right foot;
  • At your bedtime: directly over your bladder, just above the pubic bone.

Cycle off one week every two weeks of use. Regardless of why you are taking oil of oregano, make sure you take at least a week-long break for every two consecutive weeks of its daily use.

While Travelling

  • As the best preventative measure, take 3 drops in 1/2 of water with each meal for as long as needed (up to 14 consecutive days).

It is of the utmost importance in the age of frequent international travel, when food poisoning sickens and/or kills many thousands annually.

Intestinal Candidiasis

In those, who suffer from intestinal candidiasis or other intestinal microbial infestation, oregano oil may trigger the “die-off” phenomenon. This is due to a temporary intensification of the candidiasis symptoms, after which the condition usually improves. The “die-off” phenomenon appears as if you have the flu, and so is described as “having flu-like symptoms.”

Intestinal candidiasis is often provoked by prolonged treatments with broad-spectrum antibiotics as they destroy the indigenous intestinal (gut) microbiota. Formerly called gut flora, it plays an important role in our lives and in the way our bodies function. It is commonly referred to as our hidden “metabolic organ”.

In total, gut microbiota may weigh up to 2 kg. It contains tens of trillions of microorganisms. One third of the intestinal microbiota is common to most people, while two thirds are specific to each one of us.

In other words, the microbiota in your intestine is like an individual identity card or fingerprints.

*Comments

In the post-antibiotic era, essential oil of wild oregano is a promising alternative. It is known for its characteristic strong smell and sharp, herby flavor. The substance responsible for the “odor” is carvacrol, a monoterpenic phenol isomeric with thymol, also present in many essential oils of the mint family plants (Lamiaceae or Labiatae).

The Lamiaceae family includes such species as savory (Satureja cuneifolia), Mediterranean thyme (Thymbra spicate), conehead thyme, also known as Spanish oregano (Coridothymus capitatus), and Syrian oregano (Origanum syriacum), considered superior to Greek or Mediterranean oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum).

It is our working experience that when used as a topical antibacterial agent, carvacrol can penetrate the skin and further inhibit the growth and/or destroy pathogenic microorganisms without going through the digestive system.

Our skin is the largest organ of our body. Since it is porous, it is able to absorb – although not all experts fully agree with it – more than 60 percent of what we put on it.

When applied on the skin for topical effect, oil of oregano is more likely to reach high concentrations, at least locally, and then deliver to some degree a desired antimicrobial effect.

Typically, it takes about 30 minutes for an essential oil to be fully absorbed through the skin. Therefore, if oregano is washed off before 30 minutes, it needs to be reapplied.

Contraindications

  • Do not use during pregnancy or lactation.
  • Not for use in small children.
  • Avoid in case of allergy to the Lamiaceae family of plants, also known as the mint family that includes many widely used culinary herbs, such as basil, mint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, thyme, lavender, and perilla.
  • Avoid in cases of liver or kidney disease.
  • A potential interaction may exist with blood thinners; therefore, do not use oregano oil in high doses if you are taking them.

How to Optimize Your Healing

For the optimal results, particularly in case of chronic, stubborn UTIs, Oil of Wild Oregano can be taken in combination with:

The Results May Vary**

It should also be noted that the results may vary from person depending on:

  • diagnosis (symptoms, urine tests and bacteria present, the type of UTI: cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis),
  • degree of severity of UTI (ranging from minor to serious),
  • history of antibiotic intake (as this can be a cause of repeated UTIs),
  • structural abnormalities,
  • age,
  • sex,
  • other existing health conditions such as diabetes mellitus and/or any immunocompromised state  (HIV/AIDS, organ transplant).

Besides, about half of women with symptoms of a UTI actually have:

  • irritation of urethra,
  • vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina, resulting in discharge, itching and pain),
  • candidiasis / yeast infection (fungal infection due to any type of Candida, resulting in vaginal discharge),
  • interstitial cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome (PBS), or
  • sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as chlamydia.

Some of these conditions may also accompany or lead to UTIs.

**Although Oil of Wild Oregano works really well, we are legally obliged to remind you that the results may vary. Should you have any questions about how effective our Oregano Oil is, please feel free to contact us at any time. Our purpose is to help you keep your urinary tract healthy the natural way.

Health Benefits of Oregano Oil

(Alphabetical Order)

  • Abscesses, dental (pus)
  • Acne (face pimples)
  • Allergies, seasonal
  • Asthma (wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath)
  • Athlete’s foot / ringworm of the foot / tinea pedis / fungal infection (scaly, flaky, itchy skin)
  • Bites / stings, insects
  • Bladder infection, urinary (UTI)
  • Blisters, fever / cold sores
  • Bronchitis/cough
  • Bruising
  • Candidiasis / thrush / yeast infection
  • Cold sores / Herpes simplex virus type 1
  • Cold, cold-like symptoms
  • Colitis (abdominal pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, cramping, urgency, bloating)
  • Cough / bronchitis
  • Cuts and scrapes, infected
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis, non-specific
  • Dermatophytosis / ringworm / tinea
  • Diarrhea / diarrhoea (three or more loose or liquid bowel movements per day)
  • Eczema (dryness and recurring skin rashes; redness, skin edema/swelling, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding)
  • Fever blisters / cold sores
  • Flu / influenza, flu-like symptoms (chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness / fatigue)
  • Foodborne illness / foodborne disease / food poisoning
  • Food poisoning / foodborne illness / foodborne disease (from improper handling, preparation, or food storage)
  • Gastric flu / stomach flu / gastroenteritis / stomach virus (acute diarrhea and vomiting)
  • Gastritis (abdominal upset, pain, indigestion, abdominal bloating, nausea, vomiting)
  • Gastroenteritis / gastric flu, stomach flu / stomach virus (acute diarrhea and vomiting)
  • Gingivitis / periodontitis / gum disease (swollen, tender or painful, bleeding gums; halitosis / bad breath)
  • Gum disease / gingivitis / periodontitis (swollen, tender or painful, bleeding gums; halitosis / bad breath)
  • Hangnails (small, torn pieces of skin near a fingernail or toenail), infected
  • Herpes simplex virus type 1 / cold sores / fever blisters
  • IBS / Irritable Bowel Syndrome (improves the integrity of intestinal barrier – gut lining) integrity)
  • Influenza / flu, influenza-like symptoms (chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness / fatigue)
  • Insect bites / stings
  • Interstitial cystitis (IC) / painful bladder syndrome (PBS)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome / IBS
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Pain, muscle
  • Painful bladder syndrome (PBS) / interstitial cystitis (IC)
  • Parasites, intestinal (Entamoeba, Endolinax, Blastocystis)
  • Periodontitis / gingivitis / gum disease (swollen, tender or painful, bleeding gums; halitosis / bad breath)
  • Pharyngitis / sore throat
  • Prostate infection / prostatitis
  • Prostatitis / prostate infection
  • Psoriasis (red and white hues of scaly patches on the skin)
  • Ringworm / dermatophytosis
  • Rosacea (facial redness)
  • Scrapes and cuts, infected
  • Seborrhea / seborrheic dermatitis / seborrheic eczema (scaly, flaky, itchy, red skin)
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat / pharyngitis
  • Sores, cold / fever blisters
  • Spider bites / stings
  • Splinter hemorrhages (bleedings under the fingernails or toenails), infected
  • Stings / bites, insects
  • Stomach flu / gastroenteritis / gastric flu / stomach virus (acute diarrhea and vomiting)
  • Thrush / yeast infection / candidiasis
  • Tinea / ringworm / dermatophytosis
  • Toothache / odontalgia
  • Ulcers, mouth
  • UTI / urinary tract infection (both in women, men and children)
  • Warts
  • Yeast infection / thrush / candidiasis

Selected References

Detrimental Bacteria

  • Sivropolou, A., et al. Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of Origanum essential oils. J Agric Food Chem. 44:1202-1205, 1996.
  • Gormley, J. J. Oregano: more than a nice, Italian spice. Better Nutrition. 61(1):32-33, 1999.
  • Terhanian, H. Bactericidal oregano oil. Well Being Journal. 9(1):18-20, 2000.
  • Puotinen, C. J. Natural solutions to drug-resistant infections. Well Being Journal. 9(1):1-16, 2000.

Escherichia coli

  • Burt, S. A., et al. Antibacterial activity of selected plant essential oils against Escherichia coli O157:H7. Lett Appl Microbiol. 36(3):162-167, 2003.
  • Department of Public Health and Food Safety, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Dorman, H. J. D., et al. Antimicrobial agents from plants: antibacterial activity of plant volatile oils. J Applied Microbiology. 88:308-316, 2000.
  • Sivropolou, A., et al. Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of Origanum essential oils. J Agric Food Chem. 44:1202-1205, 1996.

Staphylococcus aureus

  • Oregano oil – a promising antibacterial agent. Healthy Buzz. 5(1), 2002.
  • Dorman, H. J. D., et al. Antimicrobial agents from plants: antibacterial activity of plant volatile oils. J Applied Microbiology. 88(2):308-316, 2000.
  • Aromatic and Medicinal Plant Group, Scottish Agricultural College, Auchincruive, South Ayrshire, UK.

Streptococcus pneumoniae

  • Horne, D. 98th general assembly of the American Society of Microbiology.

Our Customers Write to Us

(Real Life Stories & Testimonials)

It does work

I have been quadriplegic for 15 years. About seven years ago, I started to suffer recurrent urinary tract infections to the point where most of the bacteria had become multi-resistant.

My urologist pointed out to me that kidney failure is the biggest killer of people with spinal cord injuries as a result of repeated urinary tract infections which became untreatable as a result of repetitive use of antibiotics.

About two years ago I developed an infection, the bacteria being pseudomonas. Antibiotics did not work and the decision was made to not use any more, live with it and hope it didn’t get into my bloodstream.

I couldn’t accept this, so I researched the Internet once again until I finally found out about Oil of Wild Oregano and Uribiotic Formula. I ordered some, showed my GP who confirmed that there was nothing in it that could possibly cause any harm and to give it a go, which I did.

Within a few weeks the urinary tract infection cleared up.

I have barely had any symptoms since, and when I do I just use the Uribiotic for a couple of days and symptoms clear up. No side effects and no worries about the tablets not working.

I am a skeptic and honestly didn’t think this would work when I tried it, but it does. If I didn’t find out about it, I hate to think where I would be now.

I just wish I knew about it sooner.

Janine N.

Perth, Western Australia

Fast killer!

I have lived with quadriplegia for decades. Together with Oregano oil, Uribiotic has proven a fast ‘killer’ combination for any UTIs, including a multi-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.

Thank you.

Erik L.

Perth, Western Australia

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