Wild oregano and wild oregano oil
Those who think that oregano is good only as a spice on pizza are in a great fallacy. The use of wild oregano from the kitchen spread to medicinal purposes thanks to a wide range of biological activities. This plant with an intense and sharp scent whose salubrity comes from essential oil and aromatic components is now increasingly popular as a dietary supplement.
Biological activity studies of oregano point to a wide range of antibacterial, fungicidal, anti-viral and antioxidant properties.
Benefits of using wild oregano
Oregano is in use as a herbal remedy in folk medicine for a long time in history. As a natural antibiotic. A remedy for expectoration and spreading of the bronchi, against cramps, in sinusitis (especially chronic), a sore throat, non-specific ear inflammation, colds, viruses, flu, prolonged nose problems and urinary bladder inflammation.
Since biological medicine in the world is increasingly explored and becoming more and more popular among scientists, numerous studies of how oregano acts on bacteria and other microorganisms have been made. There are over 50 species of oregano. And, the most favorite is the wild oregano that cannot be cultivating and breed. Also, of these 50 oregano species, 30 are growing in Turkey, of which 15 are endemic (only in Turkey). Of all types of oregano, the three species have the most healing properties: Origanum vulgare, Origanum onites, and Origanum minutiflorum.
Origanum vulgare and Origanum onites contain 30-60% carvacrol, while Origanum minutiflorum contains 80-90% of this active ingredient. Due to the high content of carvacrol, the Origanum minutiflorum is the most common in use for making the healing oil.