Can I try oregano as an antibiotic substitute?

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By all means, yes. Recent studies done on oregano oil have revealed that it has the ability to fight against streptococcus bacteria, the strain that is getting more and more resistant to many antibiotics. The study tested the efficacy of oregano on bacteria in a test tube. The results revealed that:

·     Oregano oil showed equal efficiency as other antibiotics, including penicillin, vancomycin, and streptomycin.

·     Carvacrol, a component in oregano, was responsible for killing the bacteria.

·     Oregano has other unknown components other than carvacrol that also contributed to the effectiveness.

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