North American Herb and Spice H2 Orega mycelized oil of oregano
- North American Herb and Spice H2 Orega is mycelized wild oil of oregano the water soluble type.
- This means that it completely dissolves in all liquids.
- The wild oregano P73 may then be blended with a bottle of water, a glass of juice, or any of your favorite beverages.
- Great for adding to water while traveling.
- Great for kids, the elderly, even pets.
Oregano/Wild Marjoram:Parts used and where grown:Oregano is an aromatic perennial herb that can grow to about two feet in height. It is native to the Mediterranean region but is cultivated worldwide. In addition to European oregano, there are several types of related species, including Greek/Turkish oregano (Origanum onites) and Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens, Lippa palmeri). These should not be considered substitutes for true oregano, though they may have similar properties. The leaves as well as the volatile oil of these various species are used medicinally, but must be carefully distinguished as they are quite different.
Historical or traditional use: The name Oreganum is the contraction of two Greek words, oros meaning mountain and ganos meaning joy. Together the words suggest the beauty that oregano lends to the fields and hilltops on which it grows. Oregano was used extensively by the Greeks for conditions ranging from convulsions to heart failure. Nineteenth-century American Eclectic physicians (doctors who recommended herbal medicines) employed oregano as both a general tonic and to promote menstruation.
- How much is usually taken?
- Dried or fresh leaf of oregano can be made into a tea by steeping 1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 grams) in hot water for ten minutes.
- This tea can be consumed three times a day.
- The oil (50% or greater dilution) may be applied topically twice a day to areas affected by athlete�s foot or other fungal infections.
- The affected area should be covered by the oil with each application.
- The safety of the internal use of the oil has not been well studied and should be used with caution or after consulting with a healthcare professional.
- Are there any side effects or interactions?
- Oregano leaf is very safe.
- The German Commission E and American Herbal Products Association both state there are no known risks with oregano leaf; neither of these references mentions oregano oil.
- Due to the lack of human research and the highly concentrated nature of oregano volatile oil, there is potential for harm from its use; therefore, until its internal use in humans has been proven safe, it should taken with caution if not recommended by a healthcare professional.
- Volatile oils are generally considered contraindicated in pregnancy as they likely reach the baby and may cause harm.
- Topically, the volatile oil of oregano may be moderately irritating to skin and can be a potent mucous membrane irritant.
- It should not be applied topically to mucous membranes in greater than a 1% concentration.
- Children less than two years of age and people with damaged or very sensitive skin should not use the oil topically.
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Take five or more drops in juice, water, milk, or honey daily. May be added to infant formula.
Keep out of the reach of children.