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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 15-time book author and doctor of traditional 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 The Phytozyme Cure. 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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4:01AM PDT on Apr 1, 2014

I shall remember this fact, very interesting.

6:13AM PDT on Mar 31, 2014

wow, amazing! But what's missing in this article is really how to use it, and in which form.
Thanks to people who commented on this :)

5:20AM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

Thank you

10:08AM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

may have to try this - thanks.

9:36AM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

Thank you for the information.

10:42AM PDT on Mar 25, 2014

I'm right up there with SYD H. "Okay great, and how to use it? Orally, pills, food supplement, tea? How much, how often, etc?"

We all need a wee bit of important information to make this an outstanding Post. Don and WE CAN! :-))

5:43PM PDT on Mar 23, 2014

Wow! I didnt know this! Getting ready to start my herb garden & will be sure to plant plenty of oregano! Thanks!

8:43PM PDT on Mar 21, 2014


9:42AM PDT on Mar 19, 2014

We put a few drops of Oregano oil in a steaming bowl of hot water and inhale the vapours. This killed the cold my husband managed to pick up and kept anyone else from getting it. I also spray a little mist of oil of oregano around the house during cold and flu season.

2:45AM PDT on Mar 19, 2014

The medicinal oregano oil you can buy is not the same as your backyard oregano, so don't expect your garden herb to be a cure-all.

Warning - if you plan to take it internally, buy it in capsule form. The drops can burn the mouth as it is very strong. I know this from experience!

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