Oregano is a herb native to the Mediterranean and south-central Asia. It has long been used as an integral part of diets. As a dietary supplement in softgel form, it delivers a high concentration of the predominant phenol carvacrol.
Used since ancient times, oil of wild oregano is popular during the winter season. Oregano oil has many benefits, some listed below:
1. When taken orally, oregano oil may help with indigestion and gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as respiratory illnesses. When used with steam and inhaled, oregano oil may provide benefits for sinus and chest congestion and related respiratory illnesses. When diluted and used topically, oregano oil may help treat fungal and bacterial infections.
2.Oregano contain rosmarinic acid which works as an anti-histamin. Therefore, another oregano oil health benefits is as a good source for anti-oxidant. This can bring benefit to support immune system health. It protects the body by fighting the negative effect of free radical.
3. May Help Lower Cholesterol. Studies have shown that oregano oil may help lower cholesterol.
4. Natural Antibiotic. Oregano oil and the carvacrol it contains may help fight bacteria.