Herbs are good for cooking and flavoring food but did you know that the herb Oregano can be used to Support the Immune System? Yes!
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 relieve occasional 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).
For those that are Diffuser Fanatics…only use 1 drop. It is So So So Strong!
Take one drop daily to boost immunity when seasonal threats are high. Rub Oregano essential oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil on the bottom of your feet to help boost your immune system. Put one drop in place of dried oregano in spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, or on a roast. Put 10 drops in a 16-ounce spray bottle with water for a surface spray. Mix one to two drops with water and gargle to soothe an irritated throat.
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 support the immune system. To me, that’s really cool! click here for the New York Times article
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Federal Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.