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Oregano is a rich source of carvacrol and thymol, two constituents that contribute greatly to its antibacterial capacity1. These phenolic compounds accumulate in the lipid bilayer of the bacterial cell membrane, disrupting its structure and function2. Oregano is also a powerful anti-oxidant, rich in several constituents that can reduce oxidative stress and damage.
For thousands of years, wild oregano has been used as a potent medicine to improve health. Its name comes from the ancient Greeks who called it “beauty of the mountains” (oro-ganos). It was highly regarded for its stimulating, warming, and relaxing effects on the respiratory, digestive and reproductive organs.
Fresh, wild-crafted, organic oregano leaves are hand-picked in the Turkish mountains at peak potency and steam-extracted to gently concentrate the essential oil without use of chemicals. Every step of the process is tested for both purity and potency from harvest to bottling.
Turkey supplies 80% of the world’s oregano.