Oil of oregano is extracted from oregano (Origanum vulgare), an aromatic, Mediterranean plant traditionally used to boost digestive, respiratory and joint function. One tonne of oregano is needed to produce 15-30 litres of oil. At the height of Islamic civilization, it was already being used by doctors to treat infectious diseases.
Oregano oil contains, in particular, a phenolic compound called carvacrol, known for its broad-spectrum, anti-infective properties, thus making it a highly effective anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antiseptic agent. A number of in vitro studies have shown that oil of oregano and carvacrol are able to kill a wide range of bacteria and fungi. Over 30 studies have been published on the anti-microbial properties of oil of oregano. In particular, they have shown that:
|Daily serving: 3 sofgels
Number of servings per bottle : 40
|Oil of oregano standardised to provide 70% carvacrol||135 mg|
|Other ingredients: Sunflower oil.|
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