My mom was first diagnosed with cancer when I was a kid, and it was because of her struggles to find healing that I committed to a career in health care—but not health care in the traditional sense. I had seen my mother do everything her doctors told her only to suffer from severe constipation and other health conditions, as well as the return of her cancer when I was away at school. My goal, as a result, was to learn how to heal the body naturally, because I truly believe God made our bodies were made to heal themselves.
During my study and research, I learned more and more about essential oils—the potent plant extracts that had been used since the Biblical era for aromatherapy, as well as to treat and heal a variety medical conditions.
Oregano oil contains two main compounds, thymol and carvacrol, that have proven antibacterial and antifungal properties. These compounds make oregano oil and great alternative to prescription antibiotics and have been just as effective in treating a variety of health concerns. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that oregano oil showed significant antibacterial activity against five different types of harmful bacteria, including E. Coli.
Oregano oil is known to treat bacterial infections, including ear infections and gingivitis, as well as fungal infections, including ringworm and athlete’s foot.
Pharmaceutical antibiotics were a very important medical advancement because they enabled people to treat minor illnesses that, before the advent of antibiotics, could have proven fatal. They are powerful and effective, but the problem is that they are sometimes too powerful and too effective. I compare antibiotic use to a nuclear bomb. Yes, you will destroy any dangerous threats in the area, but you will also wipe out lots of innocent life, and it will take that area many, many years to recover.
And the same can be said for antibiotics. While they will certainly destroy any bad bacteria, they will also destroy the good bacteria that regulates digestion, supports the immune system and keeps us healthy overall. This can result in candida (yeast) overgrowth, damage to the intestinal wall that results in nutrient malabsorption, the development of leaky gut and, ultimately, antibiotic resistance.
Herbal antibiotics like oregano oil are proving to be superior to pharmaceuticals in many instances because they are just as powerful and effective, but they are also natural and, thus, more gentle to the body. Essential oils have been used as medicine for thousands of years, so they are proven to both heal and protect.
Oregano oil is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that is helpful in treating sinus infections and allergies, as well as bronchitis and candida overgrowth (when paired with an anti-candida diet). Additionally, it has even been shown to kill cancer cells.