Apple Cider Vinegar with Oregano
APPLIED NUTRITION’S APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WITH Oregano (ACVO) is an aid to management. It assists birds/livestock to cope with disease challenges which is a major concern to all managers/keepers.
Developing a favourable gut environment that excludes pathogen and facilitates the growth of favourable microorganisms will go some way to helping birds/livestock to cope with disease. ACVO is designed to be added to drinking water.
DISCLAIMER: We make no specific claims for this product to cure specific diseases.
However, our field experience with commercial organic and free range poultry over many years has demonstrated the ability of the components in this product to assist poultry to cope with disease challenges. For severe disease challenges managers/keepers are encouraged to consult their Avian and/or Animal Veterinarian for advice and treatment.
Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and has been promoted by numerous veterinarians over the years as a means of reducing the acidity (lowering the pH) of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) which in turn improves with acidic environment of the upper part of the GIT. Many enzymes in the proventriculus are activated at a low pH. The feed/food that is eaten in many instances acts as a buffer encouraging the pH to rise. ACV helps to keep the pH down. Pathogenic organisms do not thrive in an acidic environment. Minimising the intake of pathogens minimises the risk of disease.
Benefits of Oregano Essential Oil
Wild Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a herb that is rich in phenols. Carvacrol is the most studied component. Synthetic versions of Carvacrol have been used for over fifty years, for disinfecting work surfaces and instruments, because of its strong antibacterial properties. Carvacrol is characterized by a spicy bitter taste and is an important component of Oregano. Wild Oregano is sometimes confused with the sweet Oregano which is used in the kitchen, but this spice is of a different type of plant (Origanum majorana), has a different composition and therefore, other
Another important component of Wild Oregano is Thymol. An isomer of Carvacrol. This means that Thymol contains the same number and the same type of atoms as Carvacrol, but differs in the way the atoms are interconnected. As a result,Thymol and Carvacrol have similar properties. Yet there are also differences.
Besides Carvacrol and Thymol, there are many other substances found in Wild Oregano that we know of, among others: pinene, p-cymene, cis-ocimee, myrcene, gamma terpinene, beta caryophyllene, bisabolene, linalool, borneol, terpinene-4-ol, geranyl acetate, and linalyl acetate.
The ancient Egyptians were already using Oregano to preserve food and to clean wounds. In Greece it was used centuries ago for headaches, ulcers, lung diseases, asthma and spasms. Today tea of Oregano is being used in Greece as a folk remedy for colds, sore throat, flu, stomach ulcers and other gastrointestinal complaints.
An important part of the activity of Oregano can be ascribed to Carvacrol. The Oregano essential oil consists of at least 70% of Carvacrol. Numerous scientific studies have shown that Carvacrol has a strong activity against a broad spectrum of micro-organisms. Against bacteria,including: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pasteurella multocida, Streptococcus faecalis, Streptococcus agalactiae, Vibrio coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Streptococcus uberis, Proteus rettgeri, Salmonella spp, Proteus vulgaris, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Corynebacterium pyogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Cryptosporidiae spp., Streptococcus pyogenes, Erysipelothrix insidiosa, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Treponema hyodisaenteriae. Against fungi, including: Aspergillus spp, Mucor spp, and Candida spp. against parasites, among others, Eimeria spp (coccidiosis), and Histomonas meleagridis (“Blackhead”).
Thymol also contributes to the activity of the Carvacrol. Thymol is found to be very effective against certain microorganisms. Since both Carvacrol and Thymol are found in Oregano it is believed that Oregano has a stronger effect, and possibly kills a broader spectrum of microorganisms than Carvacrol alone.
Wild Oregano contains four times as many antioxidants as blueberries. These polyphenols mitigate oxidative stress, protect against free radicals, thereby preventing damage at the cellular level.
In animal studies Carvacrol and Thymol showed to have a blood vessel relaxing effect on the aorta tissue, laboratory tests also show a beneficial effect of Oregano oil on glucose and lipid metabolism and a preventive effect of Carvacrol on DNA damage in rats.In Oregano, dozens of other components are identified, whose properties are yet to be explored.The function of many of these substances is still unknown.
So there are many components in Oregano that contribute to its activity, but ultimately the success of the Oregano essential oil is largely due to the synergy between these components. This means, the ingredients help, complement and strengthen each other. This is where the efficacy of the Oregano essential oil is based on.
Applied Nutrition's Field Experiences with Oregano Essential Oil
Our Oregano essential oil is derived from the Wild Oregano plant (Origanum vulgare). For the last 14 years Applied Nutrition has used Oregano essential oil in powdered form in our organic poultry feeds. As an aid to management both forms of application, powder and liquid have been used to assist organic and free range poultry to cope with disease challenges. Since April 2014 we have included Oregano essential oil in powdered form in our Tummyrite™, Prosperity™ and StartRite™
range of products.
We are now introducing the advantages of both products Apple Cider Vinegar with Oregano Essential Oil, as an aid to management, to assist livestock, horses, poultry, pigeons and aviculture birds to assist in the coping of disease challenges.