Even the ancient Greeks thought of squashing oil from the seeds of this plant, which was widely and successfully used both in everyday life and in war. Today, after four thousand years, oregano oil is still what is called a trend, gaining more and more of its fans, because it is really a product that is wonderful in many ways.
The chemical composition of the oil
Oil, which over four thousand years has not lost its reputation, but, on the contrary, only strengthened the image of an indispensable tool in a person’s medicine cabinet, of course, cannot but harbor useful substances. Indeed, this essential oregano extract contains, besides a set of valuable vitamins A, C and E, a good collection of minerals in the form of calcium, magnesium, potassium, boron, zinc, manganese, iron and copper.
Very seriously, oregano oil is saturated with phenols, which have great antioxidant capabilities. Among these useful phytochemical compounds, carvacrol and thymol are best represented. The first of them effectively protects the body from various infections, and the second activates the immune system, neutralizes the harmful effects of toxins and effectively promotes wound healing.
There is also rosmarinic acid in this essential substance, which is actively opposing free radicals, and naringin, which helps it in antioxidant activity and, in addition, as scientists believe, it inhibits the development of oncological problems.
Benefit: healing properties of oil
Saturation with unique useful substances determines the high healing qualities of oregano extract, which experts number more than thirty. This tool can solve problems that occur on the skin of a person. The pronounced antibacterial properties of the oil help fight acne. It also normalizes the condition of pores on the skin and is able to prevent the onset of acne.
The ability of the beneficial substances contained in the product to activate choleretic functions and the production of digestive enzymes, establishing stable operation of the gastrointestinal tract, allows you to optimize the overall metabolism in the body. This, in turn, prevents excessive fat deposition and contributes to weight loss.
Another healthy property of the product is its ability to radically crack down on parasites in the human body. But not only the worms inside, but also external parasites in the form of lice, fleas, bugs and mosquitoes are afraid of this remedy. Oregano is also called a female plant for its ability to optimize the course of critical days in the beautiful half of humanity. She arranges blood circulation in the uterus and in the pelvis in women. Visibly helps the oil from this plant to solve problems during menopause. This tool is able to facilitate the course of such very painful and intractable diseases as arthritis. The already mentioned phytochemical compound carvacrol helps eliminate the negative effects of all three main types of arthritis.
This remedy is well able to fight, contributing to an increase in the number of leukocytes in the blood, with yeast and fungal infections, but it is equally irreconcilable to viral infections in the form of smallpox, measles, mumps, colds and even herpes, as well as bacterial infections such as cholera, ulcers, typhoid, infections in the urinary tract and colon.
The same thymol, which was adopted by the manufacturers of toothpastes, is present in much larger quantities in the product from oregano. This ingredient helps with problems with gums and teeth, really counteracting inflammatory processes and calming pain. And even this allergy is capable of combating allergies, being a real antihistamine. The powerful antioxidant properties of the product from oregano, which have already been mentioned, suppressing the harmful activity of free radicals, inhibit senile changes in the body, as well as, according to the latest scientific studies, counteract the growth of cancer cells.
Application in cosmetology
Oil itself and in cooperation with other cosmetics has long won a solid place in the beauty salons and cosmetic arsenals of many women.
- The most powerful antibacterial ingredient;
- Disinfects and cleanses the skin even in low concentrations;
- Enriches cosmetics with antioxidants;
- Relieves irritation, acts from inflammation of damaged skin rashes;
- Rejuvenates, refreshes, smoothes wrinkles;
- Used for problem skin, both prophylactically and with the goal of eliminating problems;
- Stimulates and tones the epidermal cells;
- It is used in cleansing, therapeutic and skin care products with acne, acne, acne, boils, and other problems caused by bacteria;
- Strengthens and heals hair, nourishes hair follicles;
- Gives aroma to soap, cosmetics, hair and skin;
- Can be used for mucous membranes, included in antibacterial mouthwashes;
- Used against fungus in foot cosmetics.
Although dried and chopped oregano is used much more often as a seasoning than oil in cooking, this product is also used in the preparation of all kinds of sauces, soups, marinades, salads, and pastries, in which it is added in small doses in the amount of two to give the dish a piquant aroma three drops. And, for example, Italian chefs add oregano oil to almost any dish - this seasoning is so popular with them.