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Oregano is well known to many of us because of its kitchen associations. But this herb, which has the scientific name ‘origanum vulgare’, is not only be very useful as a spice, it also has many other positive effects on the body. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was already aware that dost (origanum) could be used for many different purposes. And here, you can read everything about the topic and all the things you should carefully consider when buying oregano products to support your health and well-being.
Oregano has been the subject of plenty of medical research and was already popular as a medicinal plant in ancient times. People were so convinced of the effectiveness of "dost" (its medieval name) they believed it could even ward off the devil. While there is no real evidence for this, a lot is known about the positive effects of oregano on the stomach and digestion. Yet as with any natural product, there are a few things to look out for when you are making a purchase. We have gathered together all the important information for you so that you can make an informed decision.
Oregano oil is obtained from Origanum vulgare, which is also known as "Spanish thyme" or "wild marjoram". It is a member of the Lamiaceae plant family and is the variety of spice marketed in Europe and the United States as commercial oregano. It was first used for medicinal purposes in ancient Greece and Rome . Its leaves were used to treat skin wounds, relieve sore muscles, and as a natural antiseptic.
Oregano is also widely known in traditional medicine  and is believed to offer health benefits for asthma, diarrhea, cramps, and indigestion. An infusion of oregano is a common folk remedy in Greece used for infections or digestive disorders. Numerous studies have proven the antibacterial effectiveness of oregano extract and its constituents against certain pathogens which can lurk in food .
Among other things, the health benefits of oregano are attributed to the phytochemical compounds it contains  – in particular flavonoids, which are secondary plant substances. The spice also contains phenolic acids, which, along with flavonoids, are among the best-studied plant substances found in oregano. Research has shown that long-term, regular ingestion of flavonoids and phenolic acids with your food can reduce the occurrence of certain health problems .
Flavonoids and their phenolic compounds are said to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer health effects . The main active ingredients here are thymol and carvacrol. Thymol is one of the so-called terpenoids, natural plant substances with antibacterial, antifungal, and immunomodulating properties . Carvacrol itself is the main component of oregano oil.
Carvacrol forms the phenolic component of the oil and offers an antibacterial and antioxidant effect . In addition, studies have shown it has even more beneficial properties, so it is now also recommended to take it for inflammation . These properties make oregano oil a valuable natural remedy.
In order to optimally exploit the advantages of oregano, we provide you with a highly concentrated oil blended with olive oil extracts. Olive oil supports the effects of oregano and helps to stimulate your metabolism and bowel activity. It also contains natural plant polyphenols, whose health benefits have also been well documented. The activity of polyphenols is related to their antioxidant properties . Thus they can protect blood lipids from oxidative stress and develop antibacterial effects.
Our capsules have been specifically developed to support digestion and regular bowel movements, based on their blood circulation-promoting ingredients. Digestion can often become unbalanced during or after antibiotic therapy. Those affected are understandably keen to get rid of such unpleasant complaints. Thus our capsules containing oregano and olive oil are used for the following areas of application:
Oregano Oil 150mg Capsules are ideal for a sensitive stomach or inflammatory bowel problems. They help to correct a bacterial imbalance in the intestine and can also be used for fungal infections (e.g., candidiasis).
Oregano has been grown and cultivated in the Mediterranean for centuries. Today the herb grows on almost every continent. There is not just one specific oregano plant but several subspecies which can be used in the kitchen or for health-promoting purposes. The best-known varieties are Origanum vulgare L. (pan-European type), Origanum onites L. (Greek-Turkish type), and Origanum vulgare sub-species Hirtum, which is native to Greece, Italy, Western Asia, and the Balkans.
Our capsules use only Origanum vulgare L., which is of guaranteed German origin. That means we can always track where our medicinal herbs come from and how they are processed. This brings you a product that is guaranteed pesticide-free. Depending on the supplier, it can be difficult for the consumer to check these and other quality criteria. So when buying, please try to make sure there are no hidden pesticides lying low somewhere in your dietary supplements. And by maintaining our high standards of product preparation, we are also doing something good for the environment. Because pesticides are not only unhealthy, they are also a "major driver of species loss" .
Indigestion is one of the most common adult health problems in the western world. In Germany, this condition is strongly correlated with incapacity for work. According to the DAK health report published in 2019, male employees were on sick leave for an average of 6.7 days due to ailments of the digestive system . And yet, via oregano and olive oil, nature has brought us a natural option for maintaining a healthy constitution. However, where there are acute illnesses, you should always consult a doctor. Our products are only designed to support your health; they are not a substitute for medication and medical advice.
When taking our capsules, please make sure you do not take them together with an iron supplement because oregano oil can inhibit the absorption of iron. Oregano also has blood-thinning properties. Therefore, please only take these dietary supplements after consulting your doctor. Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children under the age of 12 should all refrain from taking this supplement. On rare occasions, oregano oil can activate an underlying allergic condition. In the worst cases, this can lead to itching, shortness of breath, or skin rashes. So if you have suffered from such complaints in the past, to be on the safe side, we ask you to refrain from taking this product.
What can oregano oil be used for? Oregano oil is often referred to as a natural antibiotic because it is said to have antibacterial properties , and it has a variety of uses. In addition to thymol and carvacrol, our preparation contains vitamins B, C, and K, as well as minerals (including iron, calcium, and magnesium). These vitamins and minerals are important for a normal metabolism and for maintaining digestive function. Our capsules are ideal for those with sensitive stomachs and also contain absolutely pure, cold-pressed olive oil for better bioavailability.
How long can you take oregano oil? Natural oregano oil lasts for up to two years. Our oil should be consumed regularly for around six weeks in order to avoid causing any undesirable effects while also still gaining the full health benefits. Further information about the dosage and duration of intake are shown on the packaging. All ingredients are carefully listed and thus can readily be shown to a doctor as necessary.
What is the best way to take oregano oil? The oil can be taken as a dietary supplement or along with your daily food. Capsules have the advantage that all ingredients are optimally matched to one another so that you can be sure to always take an optimal dosage, even on holiday or when traveling. This avoids any risk of taking the wrong dose. And when taken in this format, even those who dislike the taste of oregano and olive oil can also take advantage of the health benefits of this preparation.
How much oregano oil can be consumed per day? Our dosage recommendations are based on your daily needs. You should therefore refer to the packaging to check your optimal daily dose. Pure oil can be consumed on an empty stomach without any specific dosage requirements, but it should never really be taken undiluted. Our capsules offer an important advantage here because they have been adapted to meet the needs of a sensitive digestive system.