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Oil of Oregano: Hold Your Nose,Think of England as it Fixes Your Sore Throat

January 13, 2012  |  Drug Reviews  |  , ,  |  1 Comment

Nobody buys it for the flavour


Things that might taste better than Oil of Oregano:

1) Band-Aides

2) Roadkill

3) Chernobyl

So, why does Sinus Sister spend a small fortune on little bottles of this fowl tincture? Because it works! Germs and bacteria in her throat are decimated with oregano’s scorch-and-burn powers. She can feel it clear-cutting its way down her throat, smiting infection.

Recently, I got a 50 ml bottle of Hedd Wyn’s Wild Oil of Oregano for $35, on sale from $60—almost half price (If you’re flush with cash, you can get it directly from Hedd Wyn). While laying out that kind of “tin”, as they say on Breaking Bad, I like to read up on the science to justify the purchase. I learned oil of oregano is anti viral, anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti parasitic, anti oxidant, and anti inflammatory. That’s six reasons to keep it close. It works because of the carvacrol, a natural phenol that contains powerful anti-microbial activity. Flavonoids provide natural antiseptic properties, and terpenes (long chain hydrocarbons) are natural anti-inflammatory agents. It also helps re-balance your body after a nasty course of antibiotics.

Winner of the Worst-Tasting Must-Have Winter Health Item: Oil or Oregano

Rating: ★★★★½ 

#1 Stocking Stuffer: Cold-EEZE Oral Spray, Breaking Bad and Walt White Explains Zincum Gluconicum

Walt White explains Zincum Gluconicum

INT. DAY – DINER

WALT WHITE, a chemistry teacher and cancer-ridden drug lord, watches SINUS SISTER, who wears her FUR HAT indoors. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS cannot improve the shabby diner where they sit, with a PAPER BAG on the table between them.

SINUS SISTER sneezes. She takes a bottle of COLD-EEZE from the FUR MUFF in her lap and holds it up to her ruby-red LIPS.

WALT

What’s that crap you’re spraying in your mouth?

SINUS SISTER

(sneeze)

It’s not crap. It’s Cold-Eeze. Mint flavour.

WALT

It’s probably just candy. Let me see.

SINUS SISTER whips the bottle of COLD-EEZE at WALT, so he can read the ingredients.

WALT

No, no, I stand corrected. There’s an active ingredient in here. Zincum Glyconicum.

SINUS SISTER

What’s that?

WALT

Zinc, you moron. Didn’t you just learn about zinc last week?

SINUS SISTER pulls a GUN from the FUR MUFF on her lap. She points it as WALT.

SINUS SISTER

You can talk to Jesse that way, but not to me. EXPLAIN ZINC.

WALT looks at the CANADA DRY CLOCK and swallows.

WALT

We don’t have time for this.

SINUS SISTER

No, we don’t have time for me to have a bad cold during the Christmas rush.

He sighs, shrugs in agreement, and reads the BOTTLE more closely. SINUS SISTER puts away her gun.

WALT

Zincum Gluconicum is a form of zinc bound to a substance which makes for better absorption.

SINUS SISTER

So it works?

WALT

Hang on. It recommends two sprays a day. That’s about 26 mg.

SINUS SISTER

That’s enough.

WALT

 Studies have shown that zinc can reduce cold symptoms drastically…

SINUS SISTER

…if you take it fast enough. Which I did. Two sprays last night.

WALT

And?

SINUS SISTER

Steady and holding, instead of full-on sick .

WALT

So, why are you asking me?

SINUS SISTER

You’re  Heisenberg.

SINUS SISTER slides the PAPER BAG toward WALT. He tucks it into his coat.

WALT

Are you going to tell me what’s in there?

SINUS SISTER

Stocking stuffers for the crew.