Now's OREGANO OIL contains 55% Carvacrols per 181 mg. softgel. This is potent - more potent than wild oregano leaf.
Enteric coated means no gastric distress because the capsules will not dissolve and irritate the stomach.
The findings of two studies presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Nutrition held in Orlando, Florida, revealed that oil of oregano is as effective as pharmaceutical antibiotics at killing bacteria. The news comes at a welcome time due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria attributed to over-prescribing of these drugs.
Research led by Harry G. Preuss, MD, MACN, CNS, professor of physiology and biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC, tested the effects of the herb on the common bacteria staphylococcus, which is becoming more drug-resistant, and is the culprit in many infections. In one in vitro study, oregano oil was compared to the drugs streptomycin, vancomycin and penicillin, and was found to inhibit staphylococcus growth as effectively as the pharmaceutical antibiotics.
A second study involved eighteen staphylococcus-infected mice, of whom six received oil of oregano and six received a substance known as carvacrol, believed to be oregano oil's active ingredient against bacteria. The carvacrol used in the study was derived from olive oil, not oregano oil. The remaining six mice received olive oil. After thirty days, half of the mice receiving oregano oil were alive, but none of the carvacrol treated mice lived longer than twenty-one days. The mice in the group receiving olive oil did not survive beyond three days.
The study was repeated with the same results, which demonstrates that other ingredients in oil of oregano are responsible for its antibiotic effect.Read about using oregano as an antidote for Anthrax.
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