Beyond SIBO—the incredible health benefits of oregano and garlic!


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Beyond SIBO—the incredible health benefits of oregano and garlic!


Although the oregano and garlic in our outstanding SIBO Defense Blend are (naturally) very effective at fighting SIBO and supporting a healthier gut bacteria balance, the incredible health benefits of these two herbs go WAAAAY beyond SIBO!

Here is a more complete resume for these two gems of Nature, proving that SIBO Defense Blend can be used for much more than just SIBO!

We’ll start with…

10 of the best health benefits of oregano

Reduces viral infections

Studies have shown that oregano can protect the body against many types of viruses, including norovirus (which causes stomach pain and diarrhea), herpes simplex virus and the flu.

Potent antioxidant to fight free radicals

Free radicals are an atom or group of atoms in the body that are missing an electron, which makes them very unstable.  Uncontrolled free radicals can be extremely destructive and cause inflammation, cell damage, DNA damage and chronic degeneration of healthy tissues.

Antioxidants are crucial to controlling free radicals and preventing them from carrying out their destructive path in your body, and oregano is one of the best, most effective sources of antioxidants there is!

Remedy for the common cold

Oregano possesses impressive antiseptic properties that help eliminate toxins from the body, which makes it a very effective remedy for the common cold, especially sore throats.  It also helps clear mucus and congestion from nasal passages.

Eases menstrual cramps

Oregano is an effective natural pain reliever and has been shown to help reduce the severity of menstrual cramps. 

Protection against our #1 and #2 killers

This is another area where oregano’s antioxidant action shines—heart disease and cancer prevention!

The inflammation caused by uncontrolled free radicals can contribute to the development of heart disease and cancer (as well as other diseases), so oregano’s antioxidant capabilities can help protect against our top 2 killers!

Kills harmful intestinal bacteria and parasites

Parasites in the intestinal tract can cause intense discomfort and distress, and harmful bacteria can upset the microbiome balance, weaken immune function and trigger attacks of diverticulitis.

The thymol and carvacrol in oregano have been shown to kill intestinal parasites, and the antibacterial action of oregano can combat harmful microbes (of course, including SIBO).

Supports a strong immune system

White blood cells are an essential part of the human immune system that fight viruses.  Oregano’s carvacrol and thymol support the production of white blood cells which in turn helps keep the immune system sharp.

Eases asthma attacks

Oregano is rich in carvacrol, flavonoids and terpenes, all compounds that act in a lung-clearing capacity. So, oregano can help clear the respiratory tract and bronchial tubes, giving relief from asthma attacks.

Boosts energy and metabolism

Oregano can help boost energy levels because it helps increase metabolic rate. Additionally, oregano helps improve blood circulation which in turn increases the oxygen levels in your cells and tissues.

Healthy cholesterol levels

Both the naturally occurring Omega-3 fats and the anti-inflammatory properties of oregano help to support healthy cholesterol levels, increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels and lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol.     

Now for…the impressive actions of garlic!

Garlic is no slouch when it comes to supporting great health!  Here are 10 of the best ways the “vampire deterrent” can help improve your health.

1. Acts as a natural antibiotic

Garlic was used as a natural antibiotic long before modern antibiotics were invented, and recent studies show that garlic can kill antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.

It also kills fungus, so it can help fight Candida overgrowth, yeast infections and athlete’s foot. 

2. Fights aging

Uncontrolled free radicals in the body can contribute to accelerated aging.  Garlic is a rich source of antioxidants which in turns fights aging by combatting free radicals.

3. Boosts the immune system

Like oregano, garlic also boosts immune function by stimulating the production of white blood cells which fight off infections. It has also been shown to help lessen the length and severity of common colds.

4. A source of essential minerals

Garlic is an excellent source of manganese, phosphorus, copper, calcium, magnesium, selenium, and other essential minerals.

5. Fights our top 2 killers

Similar to oregano, garlic also has anti-cancer properties and helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol, thereby lowering your risk of heart disease.

6. Improves liver health

Garlic works to reduce fat deposition in the liver, which helps prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

7. For men: Better prostate health

As men age, they may experience prostate enlargement, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Studies have shown that men who consumed more garlic had a 28 percent reduced risk of BPH than men who avoided garlic.

8. For women: Breast cancer prevention

A compound in garlic called allicin can induce apoptosis (cell death) in breast cancer cells. By possibly destroying cancer cells before a full-blown breast tumor can develop or spread, garlic may help with cancer prevention in women.

9. For both men and women: Boosts libido

By increasing blood circulation, garlic can help boost libido and improve sexual function.

10. Better skin

The antimicrobial properties of garlic make it helpful for combatting acne and skin infections.

Clearly, the dynamic team of oregano and garlic in our SIBO Defense Blend goes way beyond SIBO and can support better health in several awesome ways!

Why not give it a try and see what it can do for you?

At this very special offer of $7 off per bottle, now is the perfect time!

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

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  • Hello Marion,

    Unfortunately we are unable to ship items to South Africa due to Customs restrictions and very high fees.

    Melanie at Holistic Blends on

  • Hello Marion,

    We appreciate your feedback.

    We invite you to click on the link included in the article to navigate directly to the SIBO Defense Blend webpage where you can add it to your cart if desired, view the sale price ($25.97) as well as the ingredients list and so much more.

    Melanie at Holistic Blends on

  • Hi there

    Do you send your supplements to South Africa at the moment?



    Marion Bennett on

  • I’ve noticed you are not telling us what the price of a particular item you are selling…just… order new and save $xxx amount of dollars limited time only. WHY. This is fairly recent and us annoying


  • Hello Candace,

    Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is explained by Sherry very well here:

    Your GI tract has a very careful balance of bacteria. There are relatively few bacteria in your stomach and small intestine—the vast majority are in your large intestine (colon).

    This reflects Nature’s perfect design to allow your stomach to carry out the preparatory breakdown of your foods uninterrupted, as well as pave the way for your small intestine to efficiently complete breaking down your foods and absorbing nutrients.

    Then in the final stage of digestion, your bacteria-rich colon steps in to absorb water and salts from what’s left of your food, break down fiber, and (ideally) create a perfect BM.

    SIBO occurs when some of the bacteria from your colon “swim upstream,” creating an environment where there is too much bacteria in the small intestine.

    When this happens, your small intestine can’t carry out its job. What results is fermentation of carbohydrates and putrefaction (rotting) of proteins—in other words, your digestion goes out the window and you get gas, bloating and pain.

    In addition, if bacteria from your colon travel north into the small intestine where they don’t belong, that can cause fiber to be broken down too soon. Since your small intestine is not equipped to handle fiber, that can also stir up gas and bloating.

    Melanie at Holistic Blends on

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