Herbs are good for cooking and flavoring food but did you know that the herb Oregano can be used to fight fungal infections? Yes, along with being a powerful anti-fungal; Oregano Essential Oil is also anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, as well as anti-infectious. For those cold and flu sufferers looking for a more natural remedy; it’s also anti-viral.
Oregano Essential oil can be used topically, aromatically, and internally.
For Kids and Expecting Momma’s use this with extreme caution or Dilute it HEAVILY! If you are going to use it don’t use it on kiddos under 6. And try it on the reflex points on the feet.
We placed Oregano in fillable capsules that we got on Amazon and have used it to help treat Candida, which is a yeast overgrowth in the gut. Everyone has yeast but for those with too much it can cause things like thrush and even digestion problems.
Crazy thing about Oregano is that it’s a “HOT” oil. Meaning you can totally get a crazy burn from just placing the oil directly onto your skin. Who ever heard of an Oregano burn? hehe. Well it’s Real! Take it from me. If you choose to use it topically it’s a Good idea to dilute it with a carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut Oil. The Ratio is 1 Oregano drop to 3 drops of Carrier oil… so 1:3 ratio. Because I am allergic to pain, hehe, I do a ratio of about 1:5 or better; but it will not change the effectiveness of it…just makes sure there is no pain).
Some Topical uses for Oregano include Viral Infections, Fungal Infections, Canker Sores, Athlete’s foot, Ringworm, Calluses, Warts, Immune system kick starter, as well as Candida (or yeast overgrowth in your gut). There are other reasons to use Oregano; these seemed pretty normal.
For those that are Diffuser Fanatics…only use 1 drop. It is So So So Strong! Some Aromatic uses are Fungal Infections, Pneumonia, and Immune stimulator.
For Recipes that call for Oregano, use the toothpick method. I have a friend who placed a whole drop in her dish and the dish was so hot that she had to toss it. So if you don’t want to toss your dinner out, use a toothpick. Just place your toothpick on the bottle dropper and swish the toothpick onto your food while cooking and it comes out perfect.
Oregano essential oil blends well with Basil, Fennel, Geranium, Lemongrass, Thyme, and Rosemary.
In the New York Times there was an article about a chicken farm that used Oregano oil to help fight off infections without the use of antibiotics. To me, that’s really cool! click here for the New York Times article