Oregano Oil - Natures Powerful Antibiotic
Oregano Essential Oil
Oregano oil is widely known as nature’s potent defence against harmful organisms. Not only is it highly respected within the natural health community; it is also being widely studied within the scientific community for its vast medical uses. There are over 40 species of oregano but the essential oil produced from Origanum vulgare is considered to be the most therapeutically beneficial.
Health Benefits Of Oregano Oil
The oil is proving to be an effective antibacterial agent against staphylococcus, E. coli, listeria, and candida albicans. In 2001 researchers at the Georgetown University Medical Centre in Washington, DC, tested oregano oil in relatively low doses on staphylococcus bacteria. The oil was just as effective at inhibiting the growth of the bacteria as standard antibiotics such as streptomycin and penicillin. In February 2000, British researchers reported in the Journal of Applied Microbiology that oregano oil demonstrated antibacterial activity against 25 different bacteria.
- Other studies have proven it to be a strong painkiller and anti-inflammatory agent.
- Oregano oil also has extremely high levels of free-radical-fighting antioxidants, agents that protect the body.
- Relieves allergy outbreak - acts as antihistamine, as the oil is rich in carvacrol, flavonoids, terpenes and rosmarinic acid, which are all very useful for the treatment of allergic reactions.
- It can cleanse your respiratory system
13 Great Ways To Use Oregano Essential Oil:
The pure essential oil of oregano is quiet strong, a moderate skin irritant and a strong mucus membrane irritant and should not be applied directly to the skin or taken internally unless diluted. For the most part, oregano oil products are already diluted but check to make sure. The oil is considered safe to help conditions such as sore throats, indigestion, colitis, nausea, and viral and bacterial infections when it is diluted in a carrier oil, preferably cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil in a ratio of 3 to 5 drops to 1 tsp olive oil or 20 drops to 100 ml/3.4 oz. Maximum of 4-6 drops per. time and not over a longer period than one week.
- DIY Hand Sanitizer: Combine 10 drops of oregano oil with two tablespoons of coconut oil. Rub it into your hands as a natural hand sanitizer.
- Fight infection: Mix a few drops of oregano oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and rub into your gums to fight an infection. Or massage it onto neck or feet.
- Flu: Diffuse 5 drops of oregano oil in your diffuser. The scent from the lamp will relieve flu symptoms.
- Stomach ache. Mix 1 tbsp. olive oil and 3-4 drops of oregano oil and massage it gentle on the skin of the tummy.
- Colds and sinuses: Inhale over a steam bath (a bowl filled with about 2 litters of hot but not boiling water) with 2 drops of oil of oregano. Put a towel over your head and bowl and breathe from your abdomen (using the diaphragm muscle). Breathe slowly through your nose and out through your mouth. The steam bath should last 5-10 minutes. For no more than one week.
- Sore Throat: To ease the pain of a sore throat, simply add one or two drops of oregano essential oil to a glass of water of juice and drink it. For no more than one week in a row.
- Arthritis: Dilute in a carrier oil and rub onto painful joints to decrease swelling. For no more than one week in a row.
- Eczema: Control eczema by blending oregano oil with carrier oil or salve and applying topically.
- Athlete’s foot: Dilute in a carrier oil and apply directly 2-3 times a day. You can also add a few drops to baking soda to sprinkle inside your shoes for added protection. For no more than one week.
- Nail Fungus: Soak hands or feet in a basin of water with a few teaspoons of oregano oil added. You can also rub diluted oil (1 drop of oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil) directly onto your nails.
- Relieve Sore Muscles: Dilute in carrier oil or lotion then gently massage on the affected area. Repeat up to three times a day. For no more than one week.
- Acne: Dip a Q-tip into the oil and apply directly to zits aka acne - and ONLY right on the spot. The oil will kill the bacteria and reduce the inflammation. For the very best results, do this twice a day morning and night immediately after washing your face. For no more than one week.
- Mouthwash: Add a few drops to a glass of water to sweeten your breath and kill the bacteria that can lead to gum disease and gingivitis. Gurgle and spit out.
Me and Oregano Oil
Oregano oil is a potent drug. I recently had an inflammation in my groin, and treated it with five drops of oregano oil mixed with 2 tbsp. of olive oil and rubbed it into the area over a few days. The Inflammation disappeared, but it also upset my stomach – for one day. I’m quite sensitive, so it's not everybody that will have that experience, but this is just to point out that oregano oil that is to be used as medicine and only in very small doses. Should not be used by children, pregnant or nursing women.
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