JOY OF THE MOUNTAIN - Oil of Oregano - 2 x 10 Millilitre(s) - NPN: 80049010 -- Joy of the Mountains Oil of Oregano helps: Maintain immune function and good healthFight off infections by maintaining cell-wall strength Make white blood cells Protect against free radical damage with powerful antioxidant actionMaintain external tissues and membranes as a psychical barrier to infection Oil of Oregano is extremely important for:The elderlyThe chronically illThose who have a decreased resistance to infectionThose who wish to increase their resistance to infection Oil of OreganoOregano is a perennial of the mint family having aromatic leaves. The name Oregano comes from the Greek word meaning "Joy of the Mountain". Four main chemical substances in oregano account for its tremendous healing qualities: alcohols, esters, phenols, and terpenes. Together these important substances are what really make Oil of Oregano such a powerful natural health aid. Phenols, such as carvacrol and thymol, act as antiseptics and antioxidants, while terpenes, which include pinene and terpinene, exhibit antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties. Linalool and bonreol are two long-chain alcohols found in oregano oil, which add to the antiviral and antiseptic qualities. Esters are potent antifungal agents. Two that are found in abundance in oregano oil are linalyl acetate and geranyl acetate.