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Plant extracts and herbal essential oils have been used since ancient times to treat wounds and infections. The medicinal properties of herbs and their efficacy need no proof, as this was the most common way to heal or cure conditions, before the advent of antibiotics.
Antibiotics, too, are natural products produced by disease-causing organisms like bacteria and fungi. If so, then why have they lost their safety and effectiveness?
Antibiotics are effective only against bacteria, not viruses. Misuse and overuse of antibiotics have led to resistant strains of bacteria that have altered structures or can neutralize the antibiotic. Moreover, antibiotics cause side effects like allergies and diarrhea or upset stomach.
Our dietary habits, lifestyles and increased use of synthetic products have made us prone to variety of infections. Luckily, alternative or complementary medicine practitioners have been able to provide us with a non-invasive, safe, and effective cure for many conditions.
One such natural approach in preventing and treating urinary tract infections may be Wild Oregano Oil.
Sources and Importance
Oregano, the culinary herb used to flavor pasta and meat dishes is much more versatile than its use in the kitchen. Did you know the oil extracted from wild oregano has many medicinal and therapeutic uses?
Oregano essential oil is typically extracted by steam distillation using oregano shoots and leaves. The oil obtained from Greek Origanum vulgare, that grows in the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean, is by far one of the most effective with potent antiseptic properties.
Two of the most active ingredients in wild oregano oil include:
The Manifold Effects
Can cure gastrointestinal illnesses causing food poisoning, skin infections due to cuts, scrapes, and acne. Urinary tract infections caused by E. coli*, Proteus*, and Pseudomonas*. Respiratory tract infections caused by Staph and Klebsiella. Skin infections (MRSA) caused by drug-resistant strains of Staph.
Widely used for oral thrush, toothache and gum disease, insect bites and stings, seasonal allergies, eczema, analgesic effect in muscles and joints, asthma, and bronchitis.
Aainst infections caused by the amoeba giardia, ringworm, and intestinal parasites.
Used to cure Athletes’ foot, infected toe, and fingernails, psoriasis, yeast infections (Candida) that are resistant to antifungal drugs.
For relieving sore throat, sinus congestion, flu-like symptoms, cold sores, warts, and herpes.
The role of wild oregano oil in treating hospital-acquired urinary tract infections, due to urinary tract catheterization, surgery, or dialysis is commendable. The causative agent is usually drug-resistant strains of bacteria* that can be notorious to get rid of.
Dosage and Optimum Results
Wild Oregano Oil is made from organic, native, oregano leaves and free from any kind of pesticides mixed with organic extra virgin olive oil.
The dosage and duration of use will depend upon diagnosis, the severity of infection, history of antibiotic intake, age, sex, and other existing health conditions.
However, precaution must be exercised for use in children, pregnant and lactating women, people known to have allergies to herbs of the mint family, and those taking blood thinners.