The health benefits of Oregano Oil can be attributed to its qualities as an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory material. The disinfectant and antibacterial properties of oregano essential oil were recognized in ancient Greece where they were often used for treating bacterial infections on the skin or in wounds. Oregano means delight of the mountains and has been used to treat many things such as candida overgrowth, psoriasis, and even acne. Oil of oregano is harvested by steam distillation. Oregano oil soap has been used as an antibacterial/disinfectant for topical applications for skin conditions while Oregano oil pills have been used as an internal health care supplement for a wide variety of issues such as inflammation and yeast (candida overgrowth).