Andrew Weil, MD, is a Harvard-educated physician and author who’s also considered one of the world’s leading natural health gurus. He grows oregano in his garden and advocates its use for both culinary and therapeutic purposes.
“I grow Oregano in my Tucson garden where it does very well in well-drained soil and strong morning sun. Oregano can also be cultivated in pots if you’re short on space.
“I find Oregano to be a perfect complement to a big pot of homemade beans. Add a few leaves to the pot during the last 15 minutes of cooking to impart a rich, earthy flavor. You can also substitute Oregano for a robust twist on the more familiar basil pesto.
“In addition to the many well-documented uses for the leaves, the small pale purple or white blooms of the Greek Oregano variety can be flavorful additions to spring salads. I’ll also brew oregano tea to settle an upset stomach and calm the nerves.”
Anthony William, is an intuitive health expert who diagnoses illness using his psychic powers. Gwyneth Paltrow says his work feels “inherently right and true.” Naomi Campbell says “he has been a total blessing in my life.” He is the author of the best-selling book Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal
“Oregano has powerful antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties that have been shown to be highly beneficial in the treatment of colds, flu, viral infections, respiratory ailments, indigestion, stomach problems, and painful menstruation. It is known to remove poisons from the body and detox the entire lymphatic system.”
“It can also help to strengthen the digestive tract and expel trapped gas from the intestines easing the effects of bloating and abdominal discomfort. It is also known to help balance the metabolism and strengthen the core organs of the body. Essential Oil of Oregano is one of the most potent antimicrobial oils available and does an incredible job at disinfecting your home and office air.”
Dr. Mehmet Oz, is a well-known cardiothoracic surgeon and TV personality. He has discussed the benefits of Oregano Oil on his TV show, The Dr. Oz Show.
“Oil of Oregano could be one of nature’s most powerful antibiotics. This natural and versatile oil can be used in multiple ways to help defend you from infection by dangerous bacteria.
“Oil of Oregano contains a compound called carvacrol, which has been shown to help break through the outer cell membranes that help protect bacteria from the immune system. Studies have shown that Oil of Oregano is effective at killing bacteria, and could also help the immune system take action against viruses, fungi, and parasites.
“You can make an Oregano Oil hand sanitizer: Because Oregano Oil is strong, you should first dilute it. Combine 10 drops of Oregano Oil with two tablespoons of Coconut Oil. Rub it into your hands as a natural hand sanitizer. Though it might look shiny at first, as it soaks in it can also help nourish your skin to keep your hands soft and smooth.”
“Dangerous bacteria can inhabit your respiratory system and stir up trouble. To help your immune system fight a respiratory infection, put one drop of Oil of Oregano in a bowl of steaming water. Put a towel loosely over your head and inhale the steam once a day until you feel better. Of course, if your doctor has prescribed you antibiotics, don’t stop taking them, and be sure to see a doctor if your symptoms are severe or don’t improve.”
by Precious Williams.