Don’t Forget you Vita-Vita-Veggamin- for this Winter Season.
If you only take one thing this winter let it be:
Oil of Oregano
What Is Oregano Oil?
Oregano oil is derived from the leaves and flowers of oregano (Origanum vulgare), a hardy, bushy perennial herb, and a member of the mint (Lamiaceae) family. It’s native to Europe, although it grows in many areas around the world1 The plant grows up to 90 centimeters (35 inches) high, with dark green leaves that are two to three centimeters long.
The ancient Greeks and Romans have a profound appreciation for oregano, using it for various medicinal uses. In fact, its name comes from the Greek words “oros” and “ganos,” which are words for mountain and joy,– oregano literally means “joy of the mountain.” It was revered as a symbol of happiness, and it was an ancient tradition to crown brides and grooms with a laurel of oregano.3
There are over 40 oregano species, but the most therapeutically beneficial is the oil produced from wild oregano or Origanum vulgare that’s native to Mediterranean regions.4 Beware, though, as many of the oregano oils sold in grocery stores are not made from this variety, and may have little to no therapeutic value. Opt only for oregano oil made from Origanum vulgare and Thymus capita thus, a variety that grows in Spain.
To obtain oregano oil, the dried flowers and leaves of the wild oregano plant are harvested when the oil content of the plant is at its highest and then distilled.6 The resulting oil is golden to dark yellow, with a strong spicy odor.
Uses of Oregano Oil
I highly recommend adding oregano oil to your arsenal of natural healing tools, as it has a wide range of uses. This herbal oil is a powerful antimicrobial that can help fight off infections. Oregano oil also has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
Other ideal uses for oregano oil are:
•Treating foot or nail fungus. Put a few teaspoons of oregano oil in a basin of water and soak your feet in it. You can also dilute the oil (mix a drop with a teaspoon of olive or coconut oil), and then apply it on your nails or skin.
•Killing parasites and infections. Dilute the oil (mix a drop with a drop of a carrier oil such as coconut oil), and place it under your tongue. Hold it there for a few minutes, and then rinse it out. Repeat this at least four times a day.
•Alleviating sinus infections and colds. Put a few drops of oregano oil in a pot of steaming water, and then inhale the steam.
I also encourage using the antiseptic powers of this herbal oil to clean your home. Here’s one way how: combine four drops of oregano oil with 10 drops of lemon oil and a quarter-cup of white vinegar, and then add to a bucket of water. Use this mixture to wipe and clean surfaces.
Composition of Oregano Oil
Oregano oil is high in phenols, which are natural phytochemical compounds with beneficial antioxidant effects. The two most abundant phenols in it are:
•Thymol – a natural fungicide with antiseptic properties. It helps boost your immune system, works as a shield against toxins, and even helps prevent tissue damage and encourages healing.
•Carvacrol – found to be effective against various bacterial infections, such as candida albicans, staphylococcus, E. coli, campylobacter, salmonella, klebsiella, the Aspergillus mold, Giardia, Pseudomonas, and listeria.
Other healthful compounds in oregano oil include:
•Terpenes – known for their powerful antibacterial properties.
•Rosmarinic acid – an antioxidant that prevents free radical damage and has shown promise in treating allergic asthma and preventing cancer and atherosclerosis. It also works as a natural antihistamine that reduces fluid buildup and swelling caused by allergy attacks.
•Naringin – inhibits the growth of cancer cells and helps boost the antioxidants in oregano oil.
•Beta-caryophyllin (E-BCP) – this substance inhibits inflammation and is also beneficial for conditions including osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis, as well as metabolic syndrome.11, 12
Nutrients like vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, manganese, copper, boron, and niacin are also found in oregano oil.
Benefits of Oregano Oil
Oregano oil has wide-reaching health benefits but is most associated with respiratory and immune system health. It is known for helping prevent and treat infections, such as:
•Urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by bacteria like E. coli, Proteus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.13
•Respiratory infections brought on by Klebsiella pneumonias and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria strains.14
•Yeast infections, even those that are resistant to the commonly used antifungal drug Diflucan.15
•Parasitic infections caused by the amoeba giardia – it was even found to be more effective than antibiotics like Tinidazol.16
“Oregano oil has strong antibacterial properties that can kill this deadly superbug.”
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection – A team of Indian and British researchers found that oregano oil has strong antibacterial properties that can kill this deadly superbug.
Oregano oil has also shown promise in preventing foodborne illnesses caused by pathogens like listeria, salmonella, E. coli, and Shigella dysentery. Adding it to foods not only helps kill the bacteria but may also alleviate food poisoning symptoms. An animal study from University of Arizona researchers also found that oregano oil can help kill norovirus,18 which causes gastroenteritis.
Oregano oil is also a prized antiseptic essential oil in aromatherapy because its proportion of phenols is said to be the highest of all aromatic plants. Aside from using the steam method to relieve coughs and other respiratory illnesses, you can also use it to:
•Ward off insects. Carvacrol in oregano oil works as a natural insect repellant. Try putting a few drops on outdoor furniture, or apply a diluted mixture on your skin when heading outdoors.
•Relieve bug bites and rashes, including poison ivy rash. Apply oregano oil diluted with olive oil on the affected areas.
•Help heal cold sores, dandruff, and other skin conditions. Some experts also advocate using a diluted version to treat acne and rosacea.
•Ease a sore throat. Simply add a few drops to a glass of water. It can help alleviate a toothache as well.
•Relieve muscle and joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), sprains, and cramps.
How to Make Oregano Oil- (I BOUGHT MINE ON AMAZON 🙂
Extracting oregano oil requires a
special distillation process. However, there is a simple way to make your own oregano oil at home. Here’s a basic recipe from HomegrownandHealthy.com:
•Oregano leaves, chopped or crushed- GREEK OREGANO
•Olive oil, almond oil or grape seed oil
•Sanitized jar with lid
1.Boil some water in a sauce pan. Once it has reached a rolling boil, turn off the heat.
2.Place your oil of choice and chopped oregano leaves in the jar.
3.Put the jar in the hot water and let it sit for about five to 10 minutes. This heats up the oil and helps the oregano release its natural oils.
4.Remove the jar from the water bath and place beside a sunny window for one to two weeks. Shake the jar every few days.
5.Once the two weeks is up, strain the oil from the leaves and place into a sanitized jar. Store the oil in a dark, cool place.
To preserve the oil, add a few more drops of grapefruit seed oil.
How Does Oregano Oil Work?
The compounds in oregano oil work together to provide the antimicrobial effects this oil is so well-known for. Carvacrol is its most important component and is responsible for many of its health benefits. Carvacrol has powerful antimicrobial properties and has been shown to help break through the outer cell membranes that help protect bacteria from your immune system.22
Oregano oil can either be applied topically or ingested, depending on the condition you’re using it for. However, I advise against using the oil full-strength, as it can irritate your skin. Do not apply it to broken skin and open wounds as well.
Oregano oil is meant for short-term use only, and, if using orally, should be taken in small doses of four to six drops for only seven to 10 days. Mix with an oil. Olive, grapeseed, carrier oil. Never ingest or topically use straight.
Is Oregano Oil Safe?
Yes, it is, as long as it’s diluted in water or with a carrier oil (some of my top choices are jojoba, olive, and coconut oils). Clinical herbalist Michelle Lynde says the ideal ratio when diluting this herbal oil is one part oregano oil to three parts carrier oil.24
I recommend doing a spot test as well to check if you have any allergic reactions to oregano oil. Simply apply a diluted drop on your arm and see if any irritation occurs.
Be careful when buying oregano oil because some manufacturers sell adulterated oils and oils made from thyme, Spanish oregano, or cultivated oregano, which DO NOT provide any health benefits.
Side Effects of Oregano Oil
Some people may experience stomach upset when ingesting oregano oil (or even the herb itself). Those who are allergic to plants of the Lamiaceae family (mint, lavender, sage, and basil) should also avoid this oil, as they may also develop an allergic reaction.
Oregano oil is also NOT advisable for infants and children. Pregnant or nursing women are also discouraged from using oregano oil both topically and orally, as it can encourage blood circulation within the uterus, which deteriorates the lining that encompasses the fetus within the womb. ***Oregano oil also has a potential to induce menstruation and may be dangerous to your unborn child.
“Born with that Silver Spoon in their Mouths” Colloidal Silver
Colloidal Silver: OUR NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC.
Do you remember, or maybe still use the phrase: “Oh, she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth”, well guess how this phrase came about. Only the rich folk can afford silver back in the day. (I feel like I am riding on a freakn wagon wheel, stating this). Only the rich can afford silver to be administered by village doctors, and all ailments would subside, while other village people; no folks, had to suffer, due to the expense of it….Born with a Silver spoon in your mouth. YUP ! Okay, this is a way too long for me to convey in simpler terms, but here is the factual information you need to know by Scientist for Colloidal Siver and I will post more about Oxygen Supplements. Hey, baby, it’s cold outside….clean C20…we need it….what happened to the Oxygen bars that were around. Find a good friend that’s a Dr. and have him get you a carry on one !!! LOL ! http://www.silver-colloids.com/Pubs/history-silver.html
A Brief History of The Health Support Uses of Colloidal Silver.
For thousands of years, silver has been used as a healing and antibacterial agent by civilizations throughout the world. Its medical, preservative and restorative powers can be traced as far back as the ancient Greek and Roman Empires. Long before the development of modern pharmaceuticals, we ingest.
Lactoferrin: MARE’S MILK
I just found the weirdest product that not only boosts your immune system; rids us of all yeast in your body, one pill a day and for one month will cure any skin disorder, acne, rosacea, psoriasis; (which I have) and used it in a flare up that I couldn’t shake for one year. it is derived from Mare’s milk…yes a horse. Lactoferrin with colostrum. If your pet has allergies, of any kind, digestive problems, this will cure it. All the yeast build up is in our digestive tract and will grow until it surfaces one way or another and reek havoc on our bodies.
Can’t get enough of that Thieves oil and frankincense in your diffuser. It is said in the Bible, anyone that used frankincense escaped death from the bubonic plague. It has fact today that it kills all airborne viruses…so that and a little eucalyptus in a difusser…..no cold, for flu season.
AIRBORNE IS NOT JUST FOR PLANE RIDES ANYMORE: I have read ingredients and researched all of them, and if you take 2 a day; you are covered with minerals; herbs and vitamins; plus Amino Acids which other don’t…..I take my Amino’s
here you go : http://www.airbornehealth.com/how-it-works
Go to bottom of page for all ingredients and benefits
OSCILLOCOCCINUM: EUROPE SO FAR AHEAD OF US. U.S.A
Muscovy Duck Liver and Heart: Yes one of the best TO START when you about feeling like you are going to get sick. Just like the Bovine I take, duck liver and heart does have natural healing properties…
Here is the website: Boiron Labs puts it out…you can get dried duck liver at Whole Foods….
What happens to AN APPLE A DAY…..NOW IT’S A BANANA! STOPS VIRUSES IN THEIR TRACTS?
Bananas Keep the Immune System Healthy Bananas contain powerful anti-fungal and antibiotic compounds as well as protease inhibitors which can help stop viruses in their tracks !!!! Poootasssiummm.
Aloe Water Aloe vera leaf is a miraculous healing food that is one of the oldest healing remedies and natural antibiotics in the world.
NUTS FOR COCONUT OIL
Coconut Oil is to be the real deal. Of the ton of articles, I have read about it the following is a summary of what is going on.
Lauric acid (coconut oil is about 50% lauric acid) killed over 93% of human colon cancer cells (Caco-2) after 48 hours of treatment. Intriguingly, the lauric acid poisoned the cancer cells by simultaneously unleashing profound oxidative stress while strongly reducing their levels of glutathione (which is exactly what the cancer cells needed to protect themselves from the increased oxidative stress).
It has been shown to raise levels of the beneficial cholesterol HDL in women, improve their LDL: HDL ratio, and resulted in superior weight loss and abdominal fat loss compared to soybean oil. Coconut oil is now being used in clinical trials for improving cholesterol in patients with chronic heart disease,
It is being used in trials to fighting Alzheimer’s, for improving blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Coconut oil is unique in that it is about 50% lauric acid, a medium chained triglyceride that is otherwise very hard to find in our diets (palm kernel oil is also about 50% lauric acid). Interestingly, lauric acid makes up about 2% of the fat in cow’s milk but 6% of the fat in human milk, implying that humans may have a naturally higher need for this fatty acid.
Diatomaceous Earth-Table Ready
I myself and my dog take Diatomaceous Earth (DE), the table ready form and could be bought on Amazon. or in health food stores. There are 3 kinds. One to eat, one to kill pests, and one for filtration.
Diatomaceous earth is a naturally-formed sedimentary mineral rock. It’s derived from the remains of diatoms or oceanic unicellular algae.  Diatoms are over 30 million years old and are formed from the cementation of microscopic algae-like plant remains into the earth’s surface. These clay-like, chalky remains are usually found in the form of a thick, white, siliceous powder known as diatomaceous earth.  Often used to support body cleansing, some research also suggests it’s a natural tool for promoting normal blood lipids, detoxing toxic metals, and fighting harmful intestinal organisms.
The use of diatomaceous earth knows no bounds and has many applications in cosmetic, agricultural, and cleansing realms. It’s been extensively investigated and some interesting benefits have been discovered.
1. Natural Source of Silica
Food-grade diatomaceous earth is composed of approximately 85% silica.  This important, trace mineral is required by tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, and bones.  The nutrient even contributes to almost every vital organ, including the heart, liver, and lungs. Food was the primary source of naturally-occurring silica before modern farming practices depleted the soil. It is suggested that only 1/3 of the silica we need is available in natural, plant-based foods.
2. Promotes Skin Health
Because diatomaceous earth is a strong abrasive, it is often used as a toothpaste and facial exfoliator. The process of exfoliation is important in skin care as it helps to remove dead skin cells that may give the appearance of tired, worn-out skin. The product’s natural silica content is also necessary for healthy skin, teeth, hair, and nails, and the product is often touted as a potent beauty mineral.
3. Supports Heart Health
Research has also shown that food-grade diatomaceous may offer positive benefits for cholesterol levels and encourage heart health.  Nutrients such as silicon, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, and other trace minerals are available in diatomaceous earth, giving rise to a practically endless supply of health benefits. Most of these nutrients play a role in building and repairing of muscles and bones.
4. Natural Pesticide
One of the most common uses for diatomaceous earth is a natural insecticide. Studies indicate that this clay-like powder can kill the harmful insects that threaten crops and home life.  Due to the incessant use of pesticides, many insects have become resistant to chemical deterrents. This organic pest control method is helpful for reducing the amount of environmental toxins we’re all exposed to.
5. Internal Cleanser
Diatomaceous earth acts as a mild abrasive both topically and internally. Inside your body, it helps remove intestinal invaders and other harmful organisms from the digestive tract. As an internal cleanser, diatomaceous earth may aid cleansing by supporting regularity and assisting in the removal of toxic metals.  Some studies have shown diatomaceous earth to be very successful in ridding animals of harmful organisms. Food-grade diatomaceous earth placed in the feed of livestock may help discourage fleas and other harmful bugs.  Make sure that all diatomaceous earth is labeled “food grade” and is untreated and unheated! The mineral is available in supplement form, both by itself and blended with other ingredients. If you’re looking for a supplement blend, you may want to try Paratrex®, which uses diatomaceous earth and natural herbs to flush toxic and harmful organisms out of your body.
Like everything else, start off in moderation. A few days in a smoothie, 1/2 teaspoon, graduate to a Tablespoon in a months time. It’s a cleansing of your intestines. You know what to expect. It’s not like you can’t go out….it is gentle when used slowly.
†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Global Healing Center does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Global Healing Center are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.
You have to be healthy if you “Bitchen” ❤