Essential oils are becoming the standard go-to treatment for a myriad of health issues. From the common cold to headaches, disinfecting your house and even treating heart conditions, the studies proving the diverse uses of oils can’t be ignored.
And one you might be surprised to hear that is especially beneficial is oil from oregano.
With over 40 varieties of the oregano plant species, the most beneficial for your well being is the oreganum vulgare plant, which originates from the Mediterranean.
With antibacterial, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, antiviral and immune stimulating properties, the uses of Oregano oil spread far and wide.
Known to be particularly useful for treating colds, asthma, sore muscles, arthritis, headaches, acne and even gastrointestinal disorders such as heartburn and bloating, the uses of oregano oil are becoming increasingly backed by the medical community and shouldn’t be ignored. Further, direct application to the skin is also known to alleviate conditions such as acne, arthritis, dandruff, rosacea, bug bites, toothaches, muscle pain and varicose veins.
Loaded with phyto chemical compounds, oregano oil is filled with an assortment of antioxidant rich phenols. The two main ones being carvacrol and thymol.
Carvacrol is found to be effective against various bacterial infections such as candida albicans, staphylococcus, E. coli, campylobacter, salmonella and mold.
Thymol is another phenol known for its natural fungicidal and antiseptic properties. This is a no nonsense immune booster that protects against toxins, prevents tissue damage and encourages healing of both internal and external extremities.
Oregano oil also contains nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, vitamins C and E as well as high amounts of iron, calcium, potassium, omega fatty acids, copper and niacin.
Moreover, a growing body of evidence also shows that the antifungal and antiviral properties of oregano oil fight off harmful organisms which are known to lead to infections. According to Dr.Dr. Edward Group of the Global Healing Center,
“ Experiments repeatedly confirm the efficacy of carvacrol against Salmonella, e. Coli, Campylobacter jejuni and Listeria. It’s had so much success, researchers decided to pit it against an even more serious problem — antibiotic resistant Salmonella. When tested on Salmonella infected celery, carvacrol eliminated Salmonella colonies immediately. It’s believed this action may offer an alternative to keeping food clear of such harmful organisms.”
Oregano oil reduces symptoms of…
Sinus infections and colds:
Just add a few drops of oregano oil in a diffuser or a pot of steaming water and inhale the steam.
We all know that oxidation and free radicals are huge factors when it comes to the aging process. Antioxidants are the answer to combating these major factors of aging which oregano oil is full of. The ideal ratio when diluting oregano oil is one part oregano oil to three parts carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil.
Foot and nail fungus.
Pour a few teaspoons of oregano oil in a water basin and allow your feet to soak for 20 minutes. You can also dilute the oil by mixing a drop with a teaspoon of olive or coconut oil, and then applying it to your nails or skin.
A study by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center, “New, safe antimicrobial agents are needed to prevent and overcome severe bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Based on our previous experience and that of others, we postulated that herbal essential oils, such as those of origanum (oregano oil)…offer such possibilities.”
The antiseptic properties of oregano oil also allow you to naturally clean your home. Combine four drops of oregano oil with 10 drops of lemon oil and a quarter-cup of white vinegar and simply add to a bucket of water. Use to wipe and clean surfaces.
Want to give it a go yourself? Try Oregano Oil Australia, a non-GMO and ethical care oregano oil sourced from the Mediterranean and containing 81% carvacrol.