Until about two years ago, I never knew the great benefits of Oregano Oil. In culinary school, they teach students about herbs and how to cook with them, but no one ever mentioned the benefits of consuming these herbs in other forms such as essential oils and teas to name a few. I first discovered the great power of this essential oil one day when I really needed to fight off a very bad cold. My body has never adjusted to pharmaceuticals of any kind. Cold medicines, antibiotics, anesthetics all make me terribly ill with vomiting and heavy nausea, this led me to start researching holistic and natural remedies to cure sicknesses in my household. I was hooked from the first day I began using this oil and I have kept it in my medicine cabinet as my go-to for a number of reasons. I'm by no means saying that oregano oil can cure covid-19, but I am convinced that it can aid in strengthening the immune system, which can contribute to recovery and prevention. We rely heavily on science and man-made medicines that contain so many ingredients most of which we can't even pronounce. Why not take a chance on Mother Nature! Her remedies are easy to pronounce, easy to ingest, and made for our bodies.
Oregano possesses a strong aromatic aroma. This herb is concentrated into essential oil by air drying the leaves and shoots of the plant in a shady place for about 14 days. After they are dried, the oil is extracted and concentrated by steam distillation. This flowering plant is apart of the mint family, native to temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. This powerful essential oil is a natural antibiotic and anti-fungal oil that can aid in preventing diseases. Carvacrol, terpinene, and thymol are three of the healing agents found in oregano oil which prevents the growth of bacteria and decreases virus activity. This medicinal plant has been used in Chinese medicine for the treatment of heat strokes, fevers, vomiting, acute gastroenteritis, and respiratory disorders according to the Journal of Zhejiang University Science. Oregano oil has been used to help the body fight cold and flu-like symptoms. It can be taken by mouth a pill or oil. It can definitely be used as an essential oil.
TREATS COLDS & FLU SYMPTOMS
GUM ABSCESS TREATMENT
PARASITES IN THE INTESTINES
INDIGESTION AND BLOATING
PAINFUL MENSTRUAL PERIODS
FIGHTING CANCER (COLON, BREAST, PROSTATE, LUNG)
AID WEIGHT LOSS
TREATING FUNGAL INFECTIONS
TREATING SMALL INTESTINE BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
May cause allergic reactions in people who have an allergy to plants in the Lamiaceae family,
which includes basil, mint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, lavender, and perilla.
Avoid use during pregnancy due to concerns about miscarriage
People with bleeding disorders should not take oregano oil. It may increase the risk of bleeding.
Discontinue use two weeks before scheduled surgery due to potential bleeding.
May decrease blood sugar in people with diabetes and should be used cautiously.
May cause stomach upset and irritation of the intestinal tract.
Oregano oil should always be diluted with a carrier oil such as coconut oil.
Can cause burning and skin irritation.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Essential oils are not regulated by the FDA and do not have to meet any purity standards. Be sure when you purchase the essential oils that you look for suppliers who either distill their own oils or deal directly with reputable distillers. Gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC/MS) should be used to analyze the quality of the product. If you are buying pure oregano oil, check labels for its Latin name, Origanum vulgare. Essential oils should be packaged in a dark amber or cobalt bottle and stored out of sunlight.
If you are considering using oregano oil be sure to talk to your doctor to weigh the potential risk and benefits. Keep in mind that self-treating a condition and avoiding or delaying standard care may have serious consequences.