You may have seen a bottle marked with this precious oil many times in a health food store. There are good reasons why! The volatile oils in this spice include thymol and carvacrol, both of which have been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus . Ancient cultures have used this spice to be a major part of their health lineup.
Oregano has been known for it’s anti-fungal and anti-yeast properties that have been used both externally and internally.