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A Natural, More Potent Antibiotic

What’s more is that oregano oil also killed 78 percent of candida bacteria, commonly linked with intestinal or systemic candida infections and 78 percent of klebsiella bacteria, which is linked to lung infections.

In a study by the National Institute of Pediatrics in Mexico, scientists found that oregano was effective at killing giardia, a parasite that causes abdominal distress.

The Journal Food Protection cites a study by researchers at the Department of Food Science at the University of Tennessee also report impressive findings regarding oregano oil’s potency against bacteria. Scientists found that oregano oil exhibited the most significant antibacterial action against common germs like staphylococcus, E. coli, and listeria.

Researchers in the United Kingdom found that not only was oil of oregano effective against these common bacteria, it has antibacterial activity against 25 different bacteria.

Mother Nature has provided us with a powerful antibiotic in oregano oil. Unlike synthetic antibiotics that are powerless against viruses and funguses, oregano oil is effective against these pathogens too. With its wide variety of uses and potency against so many different types of infections, it is a welcome addition to any first aid kit or natural medicine chest.

Copyright Michelle Schoffro Cook. Provided for educational purposes. Always consult your physician before starting any herbal product or discontinuing any medication.

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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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