Oregano oil has been used medicinally for thousands of years. The highest quality medicinal oregano oil, oreganol P73, is extracted from Mediterranean wild oregano, Origanum vulgare, a different species than the familiar culinary oregano. Ancient Greek physicians used oregano to treat a variety of illnesses. Modern research substantiates the valuable properties of oreganol P73. Oregano oil may be used as a topical or taken internally. Always check with your doctor for proper dosage and advice before using medicinal oregano oil.
Antimicrobial Oreganol P73 contains the potent antimicrobials, thymol and carvacrol. A study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology reports that these chemical components effectively kill two strains of Staphylococcus bacteria on biofilm. DynamicChiropractic.com reports on research where oreganol P73 was shown to be effective against the yeast Candida albicans. It also kills coronaviruses that cause the common cold, pneumonia and respiratory infections.