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A Natural, More Potent Antibiotic

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A Natural, More Potent Antibiotic

If you could pick one item for your natural medicine cabinet that could ward off cold and flu viruses, eliminate warts, cold sores, athlete’s foot, dandruff, respiratory tract and sinus infections, what would you choose? If oregano oil doesn’t come to mind, it’s time you gave this overlooked and potent remedy its rightful place in your natural first aid kit. The Research is in: In a study reported by Science Daily Magazine, oil of oregano at relatively low doses was found to be effective against staphylococcus bacteria and was comparable to antibiotics like penicillin in its germ-killing properties.

Researcher Paul Belaiche reported his exhaustive studies of aromatherapy oils in his three-volume work, entitled, Traite de Phytotherapie et d’Aromatherapie (Treatise on Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy). He used a testing method that allowed him to examine the effectiveness of essential oils against specific bacteria, called an aromatogram. His findings on the effectiveness of oregano oil against many common and insidious bacteria were impressive. He found that oregano oil killed 96 percent of all pneumococcus bacteria, 92 percent of all neisseria, proteus, and staphylococcus bacteria. Some strains of neisseria are responsible for diseases like gonorrhea or meningitis. Proteus is a type of intestinal infection, and staphylococcus is the culprit in some types of food poisoning.

He also found that oregano oil eliminated 83 percent of streptococcus and 78 percent of enterococcus. Various strains of streptococcus have been linked with strep throat, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, or toxic shock syndrome. Some strains of enterococcus are linked with cystitis, wound infections, and anorexia.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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9:15PM PDT on Mar 23, 2015

I use a lot of oregano in my cooking but I will get some oil now and pray the bottle has instructions and dosages to use etc..

9:14PM PDT on Mar 23, 2015

I use a lot of oregano in my cooking but I will get some oil now and pray the bottle has instructions and dosages to use etc..

12:47AM PST on Dec 16, 2014


12:37AM PST on Dec 16, 2014

Thank you.

12:51PM PST on Dec 6, 2014

OK now I need instruction on its potency and dose!

12:23PM PST on Dec 6, 2014

This story is lacking in lots of information. Where can you buy it, how to use it, and more.

3:41AM PST on Dec 6, 2014

I wish the article had included the best methods of use/preparation of oregano oil. Can anyone else help (maybe feather w.)?

4:12AM PST on Nov 26, 2014

I used oregano il to clear up a superbug that my friend got from taking antibiotics in the hospital. The oregano oil cleared up the superbug in about a week....

7:31AM PDT on Oct 30, 2014

Thank you for the information.

5:43PM PDT on Oct 24, 2014

It's probably one of those old remedies of years ago when the average life span was about 40 years.

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