Book Review: The Miracle of Wild Oregano by Dr. Cass Ingram
Posted on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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The Miracle of Wild Oregano is a non-fiction book that will teach you everything about the wild oregano plant (also called origanum vulgare), a very powerful natural medicine. This plant should not be confused with the more common oregano plant (Origanum marjoram) which is mainly cultivated and will rarely be found in the wild.
The book covers all the latest scientific facts about the wild oregano plant, it’s historical use and how oregano oil can be used to improve our health and cure several diseases. You will find yourself consulting this book again and again as a medical reference guide.
The author of this book, Dr. Cass Ingram, is an osteopathic physician and has written more than 24 books, including The Cure Is in the Cupboard and Natural Cures for Killer Germs. He is also a popular media figure and has appeared in several TV and radio shows.
The Cure Is in the Cupboard (see link above) was Dr. Ingram’s first book about the medical and curing benefits of oregano oil. The Miracle of Wild Oregano is a more detailed addition on the uses of wild oregano oil and it’s nice that the author sites several scientific studies to prove that the plant has medical power.
What I learned from the book is that the wild oregano plant can boost the immune system and cleanse the body of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and other germs. The oil is also a very good remedy when suffering from common illnesses like flus, colds and bad coughs. The book convinced me to try oil of oregano instead of antibiotics next time when I’m suffering from sinusitis. Unlike with antibiotics, bacteria cannot build resistance against the active ingredients in oregano oil.
However not all oregano plants have the same curative power. Only the wild plants that grow in the mineral rich soil of the Mediterranean mountain tops contain the right mix of ingredients. The right mix means that the natural ingredient carvacrol should be 70% or higher and that the ingredient thymol should be less than 5% in the extracted oil before it is diluted.
Although the book is really informative, I also have two fairly big points of criticism. For a scientific work, it’s rather surprising that Dr. Ingram is referring to God and Jesus on so many occasions throughout the book. In my opinion, this undermines the author’s scientific credibility.
My second point of criticism is that the author is not objective in his recommendations on which oregano products to buy. He never mentions a brand name, but nevertheless it’s clear that he only recommends products from one specific brand. I will not mention the name here, but it’s easy to research which brand he is talking about. With so many suppliers of oregano oil out there, I’m a bit disappointed that Dr. Ingram doesn’t care to mention alternatives for his ‘high quality brand’. This makes the book quite biased and undermines the objectivity of the work.
All together though, it’s undeniable that the book has lots of informative value for everyone interested in the benefits of oregano oil. And even given the two points of criticism, I would still recommend people to buy this book. In many cases, oregano oil can truely be a natural alternative to traditional medicines.
- Author: Dr. Cass Ingram
- Paperback: 254 pages
- Publisher: Knowledge House; First edition (February 6, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1931078297
- ISBN-13: 978-1931078290