D., professor of botanical medicine at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA.
If you’re using a non-organic, possibly pesticide-laden local oregano, versus a highly concentrated organic oregano from somewhere else, you’re better off with that organic higher quality one.” Concentrated Benefits, Increased Risks While with oil of oregano, oregano’s volatile compounds are diluted in a carrier oil — like olive oil or coconut oil — oregano essential oil consists purely of the volatile compounds.
This far more potent substance has a broad range of medicinal uses.
Aphrodite grows it in her garden on Mount Olympus, and it was used in love potions and spells.
Hippocrates — the father of Western medicine — is said to have prescribed it to patients as early as the 5th century B. E., and it was used by other medicinal practitioners throughout the ancient world, like Theophrastus, Pliny and Mithridates, among others.
That way the 1 percent [of bacteria] that wasn’t susceptible to the oregano oil will be susceptible to perhaps the next agent that you try.” Like conventional antibiotics, oil of oregano may also kill off healthy bacteria in the body, which leaves the immune system vulnerable.
“You always, always, always want to get probiotics,” Dazey said. You can have some die off of that bacteria, but actually you’ll feel worse before you feel better.” .
One of these is the Raindrop Technique — a healing methodology created by Gary Young, the founder of Young Living Essential Oils.
In the Raindrop Technique, the practitioner drips essential oils along a patient’s spinal column, Park said.
Carvacrol, thymol and the many other volatile compounds that can be distilled from the oregano plant inhibit the growth of bacteria, which makes them powerful alternatives to antibiotics.