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Related to origanum vulgare: Origanum vulgare hirtum
Fresh wild oregano is powerful- put just a tiny bit of a fresh flower in your mouth and you will feel the power! Flowers are milder version of leaf taste and power. In mint family, has tell-tale look of pinkish purple mint flowers, leaves more rounded. Oregano tea or infusion is used to clear lungs and bronchial passages. Oregano oil is rich in polyphenolic flavonoids, two of which are powerful antiseptics. Oregano oil contains over 50 compounds with antimicrobial actions that inhibit candida yeast, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Also a powerful antioxidant. Particularly effective against chronic candida infections. slows down diabetes related complications. Good for traveling to protect from parasites and foreign bacteria. Can be applied topically to fight fungal nail infections. Note- direct contact can cause mild burns- avoid irritation by mixing w olive oil. Can be used internally or externally. Do not take probiotics while taking oregano oil because it kills everything. Recommended to take for 3 days 3x under tongue straight, 2 or 3 drops then take probiotics when done
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