The most therapeutically beneficial oregano essential oil is the oil produced from wild oregano or Origanum vulgare which is native to the Mediterranean regions. I would recommend adding oregano oil to your medicine cabinet of natural healing tools. Oregano oil is a powerful antimicrobial, anti-viral and anti-bacterial that can help fight off infections as well as anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-oxidant, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory and immune-stimulant.
Used for arthritis, rheumatism, respiratory infectious diseases, infections, tuberculosis and digestive problems. Helps heal psoriasis, eczema, athlete’s foot, flu and other infectious ailments. Further, it can be used to treat bacterial infections like E Coli, Giardiasis and food poisoning. It relieves congestion. Certain studies reveal that it is as powerful a painkiller as the best ones in the market, with the added benefit that it is without the side effects. Oregano Oil, being sedative in nature, calms down allergen hyper-sensitivity.
Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D wrote in The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (p. 133) that Oregano can be taken for acute tonsillitis: be careful, this oil burns and needs to be absorbed on a charcoal pill or something similar that will release it slowly.
- Provides protection against viral, fungal and bacterial infections
- Soothing effects on many types of inflammation
- Protects against cancer and macular degeneration
- Eliminates intestinal worms
- Gives relief from allergy symptoms
- Prevents and treats symptoms of respiratory ailments
- Reduces symptoms of oncoming menopause
- Natural painkiller
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil and apply topically as desired (Oregano is considered a “hot” oil and should be diluted appropriately.)
Internal: Oregano is suitable for internal use within safe parameters. Oregano is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) and suitable for internal use within safe parameters. Click her for the FDA GRAS chart.
Oral Caution: Diabetic medication, anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia and other bleeding disorders (Tisserand page 376).
Contraindications (all routes): Pregnancy and nursing (Tisserand page 376). Oregano is not on the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) avoid or use with caution list during pregnancy or nursing list.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.
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