Latest News: Essential Oils May Help Fend Off the Flu — SALT LAKE CITY—February 14, 2013

As the cold and flu season peaks this year, essential oils can play an important role in medicine cabinets. According to a recent Fox News report, the restorative and antibacterial agents in essential oils may offer an additional way to boost the body’s natural defenses.

The news report suggests using oregano essential oil for its antibiotic properties. Other essential oils known to support a healthy immune system include clove, eucalyptus, and melaleuca.*”

Oregano (Origanum vulgare, Origanum onites, Origanum minutiflorum, Origanum majorana) is one of the most powerful and versatile essential oils. It contains strong immune-enhancing and antioxidant properties and supports the respiratory system.* Oregano may also be used to enhance the flavor of food. The chemo-type of Young Living’s Oregano is Carvacrol. Oregano has an approximate ORAC of 153,007 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.