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Moreover, 80% of population in developing Countries depends directly on herbs and plants for their medical benefits

Herbs and spices have been used to fortify foods throughout history as preservatives, flavor and therapeutic agents. Although herbs and spices are low-cost commodities, they are nowadays valued as gold or jewels for many centuries. Herbs and spices were used by the ancient Egyptians and have been used for Centuries in India and China. Today, herbs and spices can be used to increase the acceptability of foodstuffs and improve their ...

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Antifungal activities of origanum oil against Candida albicans.

Author Information Manohar V1, Ingram C, Gray J, Talpur NA, Echard BW, Bagchi D, Preuss HG. 1Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA. Abstract The antimicrobial properties of volatile aromatic oils from medicinal as well as other edible plants has been recognized since antiquity. Origanum oil, which is used as a food flavoring agent, possesses a broad spectrum of in vitro antimicrobial activities attributed to the high content of phenolic derivatives such as carvacrol ...

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5 Ways to Fight Foot Fungus

Are your toenails turning yellow and curling inwards?  Do they appear thickened and brittle? Is the skin between your toes itchy or cracked?  Maybe it’s a fungal invasion. Fungi lurk everywhere in our environment, and they are especially attracted to moist, dark, warm places – like the insides of your shoes! According to a survey published in the July 2014 edition of The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 14% of ...

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Five Historical Facts About Oregano

The name ‘oregano’ originated in the Greek language and means ‘joy of the mountain.’  Ancient Greeks were reportedly so fond of oregano that they used it to make laurels for brides and grooms and believed that cows that grazed on fields of oregano had tastier meat. During the 1500s, oregano was used in magic spells to conjure up good luck, good health and peace.  It was also worn on the head during ...

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Conquer Cold & Flu Season with Oregano Oil

It’s that time of year again – sunny days have been replaced by grey skies and rain and people sneezing and coughing on the tube.  You know how it starts.  A sore, scratchy throat.  A persistent, tickly cough. Aches and pains.  A runny nose.  Fatigue.  In the run-up to Christmas, it’s the last thing you need.  And, it turns out that catching a cold or coming down with a bout ...

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Improve Your Gut Health in 3 Simple Steps

Hippocrates once said that “all disease begins in the gut.”  Indeed, an unhealthy gut flora (also known as ‘gut dysbiosis’) is often the root cause of a number of illnesses and health issues -- Elizabeth Lipski, PhD believes an unbalanced gut can cause arthritis, autoimmune illness, vitamin B deficiency, chronic fatigue syndrome, eczema, acne food allergies and food sensitivities and inflammatory bowel disease.When gut health is damaged or weakened – perhaps ...

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Why Oil Pulling?

Siberian Shamans are said to have been doing it for over a century.  And British rapper Tinie Tempah does it every morning.  Oil Pulling – where you swish a spoonful of natural vegetable oil (usually coconut, olive or sesame oil) around in your mouth for 10 to 20 minutes before spitting it out in the bin – is a health trend that’s actually thousands of years old.  Traditional Ayurvedic doctors ...

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Oregano Oil and Your Emotional Health

MUCH HAS been written about oregano oil’s ability to boost your immune system, fight candida, SIBO, Lyme disease and colds and flu – but did you know oregano oil has some intriguing emotional and energetic uses too?  Oil of oregano can purify your body, but it’s also said to bring purity and clarity to your mind and spirit. Pure oregano oil, like Zane Hellas’s 100% Pure Undiluted Oregano Oil , is ...

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7 Questions – Jennifer Klinkel – certified Medical Nail Technician

When did you first discover oregano oil? My brother told me over 20 years ago that Oregano was a very powerful supplement for the immune system. I took it sporadically over the years. I was never sure what kind to buy.  Most recently I discovered Zane Hellas,  with the help of my daughter who is extremely well studied in herbology  and the medicinal value of plants. We initially ordered your ...

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This versatile natural compound has even more uses, that you may not have considered yet

MANY, many years before it was known as a pizza garnish, oregano was being used medicinally, as a natural anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-biotic. But this versatile natural compound has even more uses, that you may not have considered yet.  You can use our oregano oil…. On your salad Oregano oil blended with apple cider vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, with a pinch of sea salt, makes for a piquant, antioxidant-rich, healthful ...

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