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With a long history of traditional use, Medicinal Spice Oils have proven themselves time and again as safe yet potent healers and preventers of disease. Modern science has verified these traditional uses. See articles and research below on the following:

Alzheimer's Disease
Antibiotic Resistant Infection
Asthma
Bacterial Infection
Bacterial Infection 2
Cancer
Cancer 2
Candida
Childhood Infections
Common Cold
Drug-Resistant
Bacteria

E. Coli
Free Radicals
Free Radicals 2
Fungal Infections
Heart Attack
Malaria
Poor Memory
Poor Memory 2
Prostate Cancer
Stroke
Ulcers
Fungus, Yeast,
Parasites, Bacteria

 

 

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Pure-le Natural Oil of Oregano?

2. How is Pure-le Natural Oil of Oregano different from culinary (food) oregano?

3. How does Oil of Oregano work?

4. Are there published clinical studies to support the use of Medicinal Oregano?

5. Are there any side-effects from taking Oil of Oregano?

6. Does Pure-le Natural use Wild Oregano?

7. Why does Pure-le Natural guarantee the carvacrol content in all of your oregano products?

8. What type of research has been done using the oregano used in Pure-le Natural's Oregano Products?

9. What does the Physicians' Desk Reference (the bible for Medical Doctors) for Herbal Medicines, say about oregano?

10. Has Oregano been tested and evaluated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture?

11. Is the oregano used in the Pure-le Natural Oregano products pure?

12. Can I take probiotics (acidophilus and other friendly bacterium) with Pure-le Natural Oregano products or do I have to be concerned as I am with antibiotics?

13. Are there any problems with taking oregano and prescription medications?

14. Can my children take oregano? If so, how and how much?

15. Can I take Oregano while pregnant or breast feeding?

16. Why Pure-le Natural? What distinguishes your Oil of Oregano from others?

17. Can I take Pure-le Natural Oregano Products with the Flu shot?

18. Why does Pure-le Natural have so many Medicinal Spice Oil and Oregano products?

19. What is the difference between Pure-le Natural Oil of Oregano and Pure-le Natural Super Strength Oil of Oregano?

20. What is the difference between Super Strength Oil of Oregano and Super Strength Oil of Oregano Organicaps®?

21. What are OregImmune Organicaps®?

22. What are OregaFlu Organicaps®?

23. What are Super Strength Oregano + Sterol Organicaps®?

24. What are OregaPlus Organicaps®

25. Are there any allergens in Pure-le Natural's Medicinal Spice Oil products?

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1. What is Pure-le Natural Oil of Oregano?

Our oregano oil is a potent natural antimicrobial agent that is ideal for warding off illnesses or taken as needed to combat specific health concerns. Oil of oregano has been used for gastrointestinal upset, parasites, fungal infections such as Candida albicans, cuts, burns, bruises and abrasions, skin conditions such as athletes foot, ringworm, eczema and acne, allergies, joint pain, colds & flu, and coughs and respiratory disorders. Pure-le Natural Oil of Oregano is a pure, edible spice oil that is 100% natural. It is made exclusively from pure medicinal oregano (Origanum vulgare ).

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2. How is Pure-le Natural Oil of Oregano different from culinary (food) oregano?

Culinary oregano that you would purchase in a grocery store, is actually usually sweet marjoram, thyme or sage. These spices do not contain medicinal grade oregano. Medicinal Oregano from the Mediterranean, in comparison, is a clinically proven rich source of numerous antimicrobial agents as well as beneficial vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper and phosphorus, vitamin-B, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin-C, and beta-carotene.

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3. How does Oil of Oregano work?

Pure-le Natural Oil of Oregano has naturally occurring carvacrol, a type of phenol, and thymol. Working together, these compounds give oil of oregano broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, making it antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic. Medicinal oregano is also rich in mucopolysaccarides, compounds that help decrease inflammation, and natural solvents, which break down fungal cell membranes. Researchers believe that these various compounds in oil of oregano enable it to impair or destroy bacteria and fungi, and to disrupt viral cell replication. Oil of oregano is also a potent expectorant and worm-expellant.

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4. Are there published clinical studies to support the use of Medicinal Oregano?

There are more than 30 published research studies that confirm the antimicrobial properties of oil of oregano. In 2001, researchers from Georgetown University found that even at low doses, oil of oregano is as effective against Staphylococcus bacteria as antibiotics such as penicillin. They also stated that oregano oil might be an effective treatment against drug-resistant bacterial infections. (Science Daily 10/11/2001.) Recent In Vitro research conducted by Microbiotest, Inc (Sterling, VA) demonstrated that Oregano has a potent direct killing effect against the Human Corona Virus, as well as having the ability to halt virus replication in host cells infected with the Human Corona Virus. A clinical study in Italy demonstrated the antifungal activities of oil of oregano against parasitic infections. In this study, 14 patients with enteric parasites were given oil of oregano for six weeks. Results showed that in 13 of 14 cases, 100% of parasites were expelled, and that in 11 cases gastrointestinal symptoms declined. (Phytotherapy Research 2000 May;14(3):213-14.) In addition, researchers at Aristotle University in Greece determined that oregano was a potent antioxidant which may explain its positive actions against inflammation. (Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry 2003 May 7;51(10):2930-6.)

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5. Are there any side-effects from taking Oil of Oregano?

There are no reported side-effects from taking Oil of Oregano. When taking it internally a slight warming in the upper-chest is common and when using it externally a slight warming sensation is normal.

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6. Does Pure-le Natural use Wild Oregano?

Yes, however Our Oregano is far superior to those companies claiming to use "Wild" Oregano!

According to the world-renowned herbal expert Dr. James Duke (United States Department of Agriculture) "Wild Oregano" is another name for "Common Oregano", the species of medicinal oregano (Origanum vulgare) that we use in our products. Each batch of our oregano is lab tested to verify the species identity and natural carvacrol content prior to manufacture.

Many companies claim to use oregano that is grown wild and hand harvested in the Mediterranean. Unfortunately growing herbs in these widely variable conditions is not an optimal way to create therapeutic oregano. It leads to large variations in quality, consistency and therapeutic constituents.

The Oregano Pure-le Natural uses in all our oregano products is naturally field grown in the Mediterranean without pesticides or herbicides. Closely monitored and protected, we are able to grow superior grade oregano that is naturally high in carvacrol. By employing rigorous quality control standards throughout growing and manufacturing stages we are able to provide premium quality, certified Kosher and Parve oregano products with Guaranteed levels of Carvacrol.

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7. Why does Pure-le Natural guarantee the carvacrol content in all of your oregano products?

Pure-le Natural guarantees the carvacrol content in our oregano products because carvacrol is your assurance of quality and efficacy in oregano.

Carvacrol is a powerful phenol found in oregano. It is one of the key medicinal constituents of oregano and one of the reasons oregano is such a potent healer. When choosing oregano products, be sure you are getting high potency true medicinal oregano. You can be certain of the quality of oregano used by looking for these two pieces of information on the product label;

  1. The botanical species of true medicinal oregano, Origanum vulgare
  2. The minimum carvacrol level (% of a liquid, or mg per capsule)

By guaranteeing the carvacrol content in all our oregano products, Pure-le Natural is guaranteeing the quality and efficacy of our products.

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8. What type of research has been done using the oregano used in Pure-le Natural's Oregano Products?

There have been extensive clinical research conducted using the oregano used in Pure-le Natural's Oregano Products. Hundreds of clinical trials have proven the oil's ability to heal and prevent disease and infection. For detailed information go to the articles section of Oregano Cures.


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9. What does the Physicians' Desk Reference (the bible for Medical Doctors) for Herbal Medicines, say about oregano?

Indications and Usage: The herb is used for respiratory disorders and complaints such as coughs and bronchial catarrh, and as an expectorant. In folk medicine it is used for dyspepsia, painful menstruation, rheumatoid arthritis, scrofula, urinary tract disorders, and as a diaphoretic (used to increase perspiration).

Precautions and Adverse Reactions: No health hazards or side effects are known in conjunction with the proper administration of designated therapeutic dosages.

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10. Has Oregano been tested and evaluated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture?

Yes. Oregano has up to 20 times higher antioxidant activity than the other herbs studied.

You can read an article about the studies here.

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11. Is the oregano used in the Pure-le Natural Oregano products pure?

Yes! We only use pure medicinal Mediterranean Oregano (Origanum vulgare) in our products. Many companies claim to have a "secret formula" or blend of oreganos which are supposed to be higher potency. This is quite disturbing as virtually all studies and literature on oregano refer specifically to the pure species we use Origanum vulgare, not blends of oreganos

The oregano we use Origanum vulgare (True Medicinal Oregano) is the only species which has been researched for decades and is naturally high in phenols, including carvacrol without genetic modification or chemical spiking . Spiking is the process of adding chemical marker compounds (i.e. synthetic carvacrol ) to a herb to make it appear to be of higher quality.

Our oregano is grown in the Mediterranean in the traditional way, without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemicals. It is tested for species purity and quality and then it is steam distilled to gently extract the valuable oil we use in our products.

We are the only company able to obtain independent certification of the purity our oregano products. Pure-le Natural is a certified GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) manufacturer and each lot is certified pure by the Kashruth Council of Canada.

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12. Can I take probiotics (acidophilus and other friendly bacterium) with Pure-le Natural Oregano products or do I have to be concerned as I am with antibiotics?

Feel free to take probiotics with any Pure-le Natural product including our Medicinal Spice Oils and Oreganos. In fact we encourage people to take probiotics to increase their overall health no matter what supplements they are using.

Pharmaceutical antibiotics are designed to kill bacteria indiscriminately. They make no differentiation between friendly (probiotics) or harmful (pathogenic) bacteria. Some are capable of destroying all the good bacteria in your digestive tract in as little as one treatment.

Oregano is a discriminant antibiotic. Because it is a food and our ancestors have been eating it for thousands of years, our bodies have adapted to the intake of oregano. Because of this our bodies are able to take oregano regularly without it causing difficulties. In fact clinical trials have shown that probiotic bacteria can become resistant to "spice antibiotics". This resistance allows these natural antibiotics to have a profound effect against pathogenic (harmful) bacteria while having no effect on friendly bacteria (probiotics).

Medicinal spices are unique in that they can strengthen your immune system, and defend your body against pathogenic (harmful) organisms without causing harmful side effects. Shouldn't you be using them?

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13. Are there any problems with taking oregano and prescription medications?

If you are taking pharmaceutical blood thinners (Coumadin, Warfarin, etc.) it is recommended that you exercise caution because oregano has a naturally occurring slight blood thinning effect.

Oregano has Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status. This indicates that it is widely regarded as a safe product to use. Of course if you are allergic to oregano please do not use any product containing oregano.

Oregano has no known interactions with over the counter (OTC) or prescription drugs.

The only known repeatable result from taking oregano has been improved health, vim, and vigor.

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14. Can my children take oregano? If so, how and how much?

Yes children can take oregano. Remember always to keep it away from the child's eyes and mucus membranes. When trying to get a child to take oregano liquid, users have had success placing the drops in unpasteurized honey.

Children 3-5 years

Internally:

1 drop of regular strength oil of oregano in one tablespoon of honey, once daily with a meal.

Externally:

2-3 drops of regular strength oil of oregano diluted in 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil or vitamin E cream as a chest rub to relieve night-time congestion, cough, colds and Flu.

Children 6-12 Years

Internally:

1-3 drops of regular strength oil of oregano in one tablespoon of honey, once daily with a meal. Alternately your child can take 1 Super Strength Oil of Oregano Organicap® in place of the oregano liquid.

Externally:

4-6 drops of regular strength oil of oregano diluted in 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil or vitamin E cream as a throat and chest rub to relieve night-time congestion, cough, colds and Flu.

Teens

Internally:

2-5 drops of regular strength oil of oregano under the tongue. Drink water or juice immediately. Take with meals up to three times daily. Alternately your child can take 1 -2 Super Strength Oil of Oregano Organicaps® in place of the oregano liquid.

Externally:

4-6 drops of regular strength oil of oregano diluted in 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil or vitamin E cream as a throat and chest rub to relieve night-time congestion, cough, colds and Flu.

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15. Can I take Oregano while pregnant or breast feeding?

There are certain oregano products which you can take during pregnancy and breast feeding. The following guidelines list which products you can take and appropriate amounts.

Breast feeding Mothers:

OregaPlus Organicaps®:

You can take up to 2 Organicaps® 3 times daily. This can help both you and your child's overall health.

Oil of Oregano:

You can take up to 4 drops of Regular Strength or 2 drops Super Strength daily with food.

Super Strength Oil of Oregano Organicaps®:

You can take one (1) Organicap® daily.

All other oregano products should be avoided during breast feeding phase.

Pregnant Women:

OregaPlus Organicaps®:

You can take up to 2 Organicaps® 3 times daily thought pregnancy.

We do not recommend taking any other oregano products during pregnancy.

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16. Why Pure-le Natural? What distinguishes your Oil of Oregano from others?

Why Pure-le Natural? Experience & Quality!

Pure-le Natural are the herbal experts. We have been manufacturing herbal products, including oregano for over 120 years and over 4 generations. We are a family business taking pride in all that we do.

Each batch of raw oregano is analyzed to ensure that it is true Medicinal Mediterranean Oregano (Origanum vulgare) grown free of chemicals, pesticides and herbicides. It is then extracted not using harsh chemicals, but using pure water.

Many companies claim to have "pure" or "wild" oregano in their blends. Pure-le Natural is the only company who from the very first bottle manufactured stated on the label the true species of oregano and our the amount of naturally occurring carvacrol in our finished product. We are one of the few companies that actually manufactures Medicinal Oregano products. Most brands "farm" out their production to the lowest bidder in an effort to lower costs and reap higher profits.

Pure-le Natural manufactures all the products we sell ourselves. We manufacture the only Oregano product line to be independently certified as unadulterated, pure and vegan. We are proud of the products we manufacture, and we stand by them.

Simply put our Oregano product line is the best available anywhere at any price. We have made no compromises, because neither would you when it comes to the health of your family. Try our products once, you'll be convinced!

For more detailed information please see the Quality section of Oregano Cures.

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17. Can I take Pure-le Natural Oregano Products with the Flu shot?

Yes. None of our products are contraindicated with the flu shot. OregaFlu Organicaps® are ideal for those concerned about the flu. It provides protection against the influenza (flu) virus both as a preventative and to help you get over the flu.

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18. Why does Pure-le Natural have so many Medicinal Spice Oil and Oregano products?

We have different oregano products to serve different needs. Each formula serves a specific purpose. Each product was designed with a different user in mind.

Guaranteed Potency Oil of Oregano: broad range antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and immune tonic.
Guaranteed Potency Super Strength Oil of Oregano: super strength version of oregano for tougher problems.
Guaranteed Potency Super Strength Oil of Oregano Organicaps®: easier to take super strength oregano.
Guaranteed Potency Super Strength Oregano + Sterols Organicaps®: immune system modulator, immune system tonic, ideal for allergies and asthma.
Guaranteed Potency OregImmune Organicaps®: super strength immune system stimulant and tonic.
Guaranteed Potency OregaFlu Organicaps®: for prevention and relief of colds and flu (influenza).
Guaranteed Potency OregaPlus Organicaps®: daily health tonic rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants.
Holistically Standardized Herbacillin: greatest broad-range broad range antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and immune tonic available.
Holistically Standardized Oil of Rosemary: ideal as an antiviral as well as memory booster, heart tonic and hair growth tonic.
Holistically Standardized Oil of Sage: ideal for night sweats and hot flashes, as well as an excellent antioxidant and memory booster.
Holistically Standardized Oil of Garlic: ideal for the heart and circulatory system.

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19. What is the difference between Pure-le Natural Oil of Oregano and Pure-le Natural Super Strength Oil of Oregano?

Our two oregano liquids have the exact same ingredients. The only differences are strength and size. Super Strength Oil of Oregano is twice (2X) the strength of our regular oregano liquid. Each drop of Super Strength Oil of Oregano is equivalent to 2 drops of our regular strength Oil of Oregano. The other difference is size. Super Strength Oil of Oregano comes in a 15ml bottle, while our regular strength oil of Oregano is packaged in a 10ml bottle. With the combination of a larger bottle and the extra potency, each bottle of Super Strength Oil of Oregano is equivalent to 3 bottles of regular strength Oil of Oregano.

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20. What is the difference between Super Strength Oil of Oregano and Super Strength Oil of Oregano Organicaps®?

The difference is that one is a liquid, the other is a dry powder in a two piece Organicap® capsule. The Super Strength Oil of Oregano Organicaps® were created for people who could not handle the Super Strength Oregano liquid. In creating the powder we were able to concentrate and dry the pure oregano essential oil into a powder without harming any of oregano's medicinal properties or effectiveness. Each Super strength Oil of Oregano Organicap is equivalent to two (2) drops of Super Strength Oil of Oregano liquid or four (4) drops of Oil of Oregano. No matter which Super Strength Oil of Oregano you chose, they are both ideal for treating chronic or stubborn conditions.

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21. What are OregImmune Organicaps®?

OregImmune Organicaps® are the choice formula for people who want the ultimate immune boosting product. OregImmune Organicaps® contain 3 of the most potent natural immune boosters combined, Guaranteed Potency Oil of Oregano, Organically Grown Echinacea Angustifolia Root Extract, and Organically Grown Goldenseal Root Extract. For more information click here.

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22. What are OregaFlu Organicaps®?

OregaFlu Organicaps® are nature's answer to the flu (influenza). These convenient capsules contain the two herbal products (Guaranteed Potency Oil of Oregano and Elder) which have been researched and proven to help prevent the body from catching the flu and help combat existing flu infections.

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23. What are Super Strength Oregano + Sterol Organicaps®?

An allergy is an abnormal, adverse physical reaction to specific substances called allergens (or antigens). Allergy sufferers react to small quantities of these allergens, which are harmless to most people. Super Strength Oregano + Sterols is the synergistic blend of natural ingredients Guaranteed Potency Oregano, Guaranteed Potency Phytosterols and Natural Vitamin C) designed to help prevent and alleviate asthma and allergies.

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24. What are OregaPlus Organicaps®

OregaPlus is the original Guaranteed Potency Oregano Tonic supplement. Medicinal Oregano Oil powder is mixed with mountain sumac, garlic and onion for a total antioxidant package. OregaPlus is also an excellent source of natural minerals including calcium, zinc, copper and phosphorous. OregaPlus is excellent for the digestive, circulatory and immune systems and should be taken every day for optimal health.

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25. Are there any allergens in Pure-le Natural's Medicinal Spice Oil products?

No.

All of Pure-le Natural's Medicinal Spice Oil products (including our Oregano products) are free of: Gluten, Yeast, Corn, Wheat, Sugar, Salt, Soy, Starch, Dairy, Citrus, Preservatives, Colours and Falvours.

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