OREGANO OIL APPLICATIONS
Oil of Oregano will kill any kind of "germ". Proof of this statement can be found in the Quarterly Review of Biology, March 1998 and the Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, June 1977.
Steven Foster, expert on medicinal plants and herbs, and author of numerous books on the subject credits Oil of Oregano in the treatment of indigestion, diarrhea, nervous tension, insect bites, toothache, earache, rheumatism, coughs and bronchitis in his book entitled Herbal Renaissance (Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1993, originally printed under the title Herbal Bounty in 1984).
Oil of Oregano has a really strong taste, especially to those with a sensitive palate, or anyone not used to eating hot or spicy foods.
The easiest way to take it is: just put a couple tablespoons of water into a small glass or cup, add a few drops of the oil of oregano according to the manufacturer's directions, and knock it back! Always follow a dose like this with a large glass of water – it’s strong stuff.
Most children will not like the taste of Oil of Oregano, plus, its strength may be too much for kids. If your health care practitioner recommends Oil of Oregano for treating your child, you can use a topical application of the oil, diluted into a carrier oil, to be applied to the soles of little ones' feet, which allows for a gentler introduction of the beneficial compounds into a child's system (through absorption rather than ingestion). Follow the recommendations of the producer of the Oil of Oregano. A reputable producer will have detailed information available on the do's and don'ts for using their product.
Immune system stimulant
Oregano oil has been proven in European studies to be a potent immune booster. Compared to plants such as echinacea and goldenseal, Wild Oil of Oregano is by far the most effective in boosting the body's natural immunity. Use 1-3 drops 3x a day to supercharge your immune system and maintain good health.
Oil of Oregano Benefits: Anti-pathenogenic
Next time you feel a sore throat or flu-like symptoms coming on, you might like to try using Oil of Oregano to help your body’s natural defenses.
There are a number of different phenols in Oil of Oregano; carvarcol being the most potent. Carvarcol is antiviral, antifungal (as in Candida Albicans yeast), antibacterial and antiparasitic. It has been demonstrated to kill not only Candida Albicans yeasts, but also Aspergillus Mold, Staphylococcus (think food poisoning), E. Coli, and Giardia, among other pathenogic organisms.
Another phenol in Oil of Oregano is called thymol, which is an immune booster as well, in proper dosages. We mentioned it before, but let's repeat it here: High levels of thymol can be toxic, which is why it's especially important to purchase your Oil of Oregano from a reputable producer, and make sure it's made from Origanum vulgare only.
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic/anesthetic (Pain reliever)
Oil of Oregano is an athlete's best friend due to its anti-inflammatory and anesthetic action. Applied externally, the oil deeply penetrates tissues and in so doing, brings relief and speeds healing and reduces the pain of bruises, sprains, torn and sore muscles, tendonitis, cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome and other similar injuries.
Arthritis responds well to this treatment. For topical use you may use it straight from the bottle. For people with sensitive skin you may dilute it by adding 3-5 drops of olive oil or carrier oil to 1 drop of Wild Oil of Oregano. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes and sensitive skin areas. Pain relief and added relief from arthritis, bursitis and other inflammatory conditions may be improved by also taking Oregano oil internally.
Candida is a fungus that infects millions of people. Wild Oil of Oregano contains powerful antifungal agents that eliminate Candida effectively and safely. Take 3 to 5 drops under the tongue or with juice 3 times daily. Continue the treatment for as long as necessary. Avoid foods that contain sugar and refined flour as these feed the Candida. Be sure to drink 8-12 glasses of pure spring water daily to help flush toxins out of your body. These toxins are generated when the Candida dies from coming in contact with the Oregano oil. Prolonged treatment and more aggressive dosages may be required.
Nail fungus, which is particularly stubborn and hard to get rid of has a powerful enemy in Oregano oil. Wash and dry the nails. Mix 5 – 10 drops oil of oregano with one teaspoon of extra virgin olive or coconut oil to apply to fungal skin infections, or use it straight on toenails and fingernails. Take 3 to 5 drops of the Oil of Oregano 3 times daily. Continue treatment for 6 months. Nail fungus is usually a result of Candida infection in the blood. See above. Drink 8-12 glasses of pure spring water daily to flush toxins from the blood.
Athlete's foot: Oregano oil's effectiveness in fighting fungal infections such as athlete's foot make it a must in the locker room. Apply the oil topically to the feet after showering and before bed..
You can apply oil of oregano in full strength to warts.
Remember to dilute oil of oregano with olive oil or coconut oil before applying it to sensitive areas of your skin. Don’t apply oil of oregano in full strength to your genital areas, it will feel like its burning. I’m not kidding when I say this stuff is strong.
Both of these compounds (carvarcol and thymol) act as free radical scavengers, also known as antioxidants, in the body. They actually attract and neutralize free radicals in the body.
Free radicals are the result of weakened molecular bonds in the body and are highly unstable. The increase in the formation of free radicals can be attributed to age, environmental toxins found in air and water pollution, cigarette smoke, toxic chemical cleaners and pesticides.
A free radical scavenger is defined as “the cascade of chemical reactions that occurs when a free radical reacts with another molecule in order to gain an electron. The molecule that loses an electron to the free radical then becomes a free radical, repeating the process until the energy of the free radical is spent, or the reaction is stopped by an antioxidant.” (source: www.worldheath.net)
Among the natural antioxidants, oregano oil is one of the most powerful. It protects cells from free radical damage in the same way it prolongs the shelf life of foods. Take a few drops daily under the tongue to slow the effects of aging and maintain healthy cell structure.
Head lice and scabies: Parasites such as head lice and scabies are no match for Oregano oil's powerful antiparasitic properties. Add a few drops to a tablespoon of shampoo to wash hair and scalp. Add a couple of drops to a tablespoon of vegetable oil to apply to hair after shampoo or to other affected areas. Add a dropper full to laundry soap to disinfect clothes.
Cryptosporidium, giardia etc.: Add a drop to water that may be unsafe to protect yourself from parasites such as cryptosporidium and giardia as well as bacterial infection. Take 1-3 drops up to 3 times a day to clear yourself of parasites.
Wild Oil of Oregano has been laboratory tested and proven to be as strong as pharmaceutical antibiotics with none of the associated hazards. Use it topically and internally for any kind of infection.
Bedsores: Apply topically to affected area to speed healing and reduce discomfort.
Oil of Oregano Benefits – Decongestant and Anti-Allergy
Oil of Oregano contains natural antihistamines and decongestants. I have tried this for myself and it works. I am prone to spring pollen allergies and late summer hay fever allergies. I have taken 5 or 6 drops of Oil of Oregano diluted with olive oil in a small shot glass of water, followed by another glass of water and the relief is noticeable. Less sneezing, less congestion, less itchy eyes and nose.
Burns, Cuts and Scrapes: Apply the oil topically immediately to clean and reduce pain in the wound. Quick application may prevent blistering and scarring from light burns and will prevent infection and speed rapid skin recovery in all wounds.
Teeth and Gums: Oregano oil gives effective relief to toothaches by killing the bacteria causing the pain. Apply the oil directly to the infected tooth. Gum disease can be halted by using Wild Oil of Oregano in the mouth. The oil may be applied to infected gums with a clean finger, Q-tip or a drop can be placed on your toothbrush before brushing the teeth. Regular treatment will vastly improve oral health and hygiene.
You can safely apply Oil of Oregano in full strength to your teeth and gums where there is infection present. This is great for canker sores or inflamed gums.
It also kills the bacteria that cause plaque, so you might like to try adding a drop to your toothpaste before brushing your teeth.
In a recent study about 20% of meat samples obtained from grocery stores contained antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Vegetarians can be affected by food poisoning as well. Salmonella and E. coli have been found on such vegetables as iceberg lettuce and alfalfa sprouts, resulting in food poisoning. Restaurant foods may often be contaminated due to poor hygiene of employees or lack of proper washing of the produce After dining, take 3-5 drops of Oregano oil as a preventative. If symptoms occur, take 3 drops hourly for up to 10 hours or until symptoms disappear.
Natural antibiotics like Oil of Oregano do not induce antibiotic resistance as do the patented antibiotic drugs. Use Oil of Oregano to boost your immune system and to kill off unfriendly bacteria. This natural remedy provides defense against biological toxins.
Colds, flu, shingles and herpes: Use daily to maintain a strong immune system and to weaken the virus. At the first sign of a viral infection such as colds, flu, herpes, shingles etc., take 2-5 drops immediately and continue at a maximum of 3 drops per hour for a maximum of 10 hours. In the case of herpes or shingles, in addition, it is best to apply the oil directly to the spot where tingling may be felt before an outbreak. This will often prevent the outbreak. Due to the heat sensation, oil of oregano should not be used on sensitive skin areas or mucous membranes. Do not use in vagina or anus unless it is very well diluted by adding a drop or two of wild Oil of Oregano to a tablespoon of olive oil. Then test with a small amount first.
When treated at the first sign of symptoms, most viral conditions will be rendered harmless.
Warts can be treated by applying the Oil of Oregano directly to the wart with cotton wool. It is best to leave the soaked cotton on the wart as long as possible by taping with adhesive. Repeat this 2 or 3 times a day and take 3 drops under the tongue three times a day for a few months. Planter's warts can be successfully removed in a few days by applying the oil directly to the wart several times daily. It may help to break the surface of the skin to allow the oil to penetrate to the root of the wart.
Oregano oil is capable of neutralizing venomous bites, making it invaluable in the wilderness or when traveling abroad. It's an effective first aid treatment for venomous bites of all varieties including bees, snakes and spiders. Oregano oil is also useful for preventing infection from animal bites and other puncture wounds. It reduces inflammation and stops the pain associated with bites and stings. Apply directly to stings or bites. The oil will penetrate into the wound and neutralize toxins and pathogens. Take a few drops internally to amplify the effect.
Wild oil of oregano can be used both internally and externally. The vapors can be inhaled to effectively combat lung complaints and coughs. The oil should be kept away from the eyes and mucous membranes, as well as sensitive skin areas. Children under the age of twelve should not take the oil internally. Children may be treated by diluting the oregano oil in olive oil and rubbing it on the soles of the feet or other areas of the body.
The adage “less is more” applies to the use of oregano oil. Start with minimum amounts to observe the effects prior to taking larger dosages. For internal applications use only the true Mediterranean species of Wild Oregano (origanum vulgare). Other species of Oregano may be ineffective and even dangerous. Many of these oils are mislabeled and, in fact, are not the true Oregano. Full strength (‘neat’) essential oil of Oregano is far too powerful for the internal or even external applications. For your safety, use only a proper blend of Oregano and the highest quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, such as Hedd Wyn Essentials brand.
All of us are completely unique in our body make up. There is no one set dosage that will work for everyone. A trial period may be necessary to determine the optimum dosage level for your particular condition. Listen to your body. It is the best judge. Some people will require less than recommended dosages. Other people will require up to 2 or 3x the recommended dosage. In these cases spread the extra doses over the period of the day rather than taking them all at once. For instance, you would take 3 drops 5 x daily rather than 5 drops 3x daily.
Wild Oil of Oregano is a potent antibiotic and antifungal. When you kill these pathogens, they release toxins into the bloodstream. These toxins can make you feel fatigued or create flu-like or cold-like symtoms and in rare cases skin rashes. This is a sign that your body is trying to detoxify. It is known as a healing crisis or a Herxheimer reaction. You may avoid this kind of discomfort by drinking at least 8 glasses of pure spring water daily in order to flush the toxins from your body. Most people feel better quickly when they first take Oregano oil. However, if you get any of the above symptoms, reduce your consumption of Oregano oil and drink lots of pure, spring water. Once the symptoms have passed you may again increase the dosage.
Nature provided us with a potent remedy for a wide range of afflictions in Wild Oregano herb and oil. It is a natural medicine chest in a bottle. Once you give it a try, it will become your friend for life.
Oil of Oregano Benefits - Minerals and vitamins
Oil of Oregano is rich in minerals including potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, and magnesium, copper, boron and maganese to name a few. Oregano also contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Niacin.
Testimonial benefits of Oregano oil
The dentist told me anti-biotics were needed to rid me of sinus infection and abscessed jaw-bone. The GP said Oregano oil was a powerful full-spectrum anti-biotic and would start to work right away and two hours after initial dose, pain was much reduced and gone by the fourth day, and after 2 weeks the sinus infection and bone abscesses were gone - without adverse reactions for me! Since then I've effectively used oregano oil as a quick and safe anti-biotic, as a disinfectant directly on wounds and as a control for chronic roseacia. There have been unexpected results from using oregano oil: my 24 year Candida problem is nearly gone; my immune system is much stronger. I trust oregano oil as a powerful ally against disease.
Some time ago, a particularly nasty patch of squamous cell cancer developed on the inside of my right leg, just above the ankle. It was too large to simply excise and suture, and necessitated a graft which the surgeon took from my groin. I thus had two good sized wounds to look after. Each time the dressings were changed, I coated the area with Wild Oil of Oregano and was surprised how quickly they healed with no problems at all. However prior to the ankle area clearing up, another small cancer developed about ½ inch away from the larger patch. It could not be cut out because there was not enough skin in this area to have a suture hold. I thus decided to try to remove the tumour with Wild Oil of Oregano. In this I was completely successful. Subsequently I removed two more tumours from my left arm the same way. I found it was necessary to saturate the tumour with Wild Oil of Oregano and then keep it covered with a band aid or dressing. Last November while on holiday on Maui, I developed what I was positive was a squamous cell cancer just above the second knuckle on my right hand and immediately started treatment as before. However, I found that swimming twice a day and the resultant exposure to salt water and more sun never gave it a proper chance to heal, and by the time I returned home it was an open sore about 1/2" across. I took this one to my GP who did a biopsy. The result was positive for squamous cell skin cancer. He insisted that I see a surgeon who, after examining the hand, made an appointment for surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital out patient clinic. While waiting I decided to try my Wild Oil of Oregano treatment and was completely successful. I then phoned the surgeon's office to cancel my appointment for surgery. However, the receptionist was adamant, I must keep my appointment. This I did and showed the doctor my hand, he said, "No, it must be the other hand". I showed him both hands and explained what I had done. "Come and see me in two weeks", he said. I am currently treating another cancer on my right elbow, and although this is a difficult area to hold a dressing, it is healing very nicely.
This past fall, a rash began to spread all over my face outside of it's regular localized area. Within days of taking Oil of Oregano internally under the tongue, the rash just simply disappeared! My energy levels and what I've heard of as "brain fog" began to dissipate. My blood pressure has since began to normalize and I am sleeping more soundly than I have in a very long time. I don't know if I'm feeling better emotionally because of these clear ups or if the oil is having that affect too! Finally, I am beginning to feel like the young, 31 year old woman I am and not a chronically ill person with a compromised immunity! I am happy to be alive and even more happy to be ACTIVELY alive!
My cardiologist warned me that my enlarged heart might never be able to repair the damage done by the virus, and night after night of struggling for breath in the hospital emergency room had me wondering if I'd live to see my children grow up. A year earlier, my mother had told me about meeting a woman who had been bed-ridden with an unknown illness for several years but had been literally cured by taking Oil of Oregano, and I remembered this during my own illness and decided to give it a try. Literally within minutes of my first dose (four drops in a teaspoon of honey), I could breathe clearly and without effort for the first time in weeks! A week later, my blood pressure and heart rate returned to normal, and heart rate stabilized and I was able to make it through a night without sitting up in a chair in order to breathe. Since then, I have taken Oil of Oregano as soon as I've felt the beginnings of a cold or virus, and it's been completely gone within just a few doses, and sometimes after only one.
Oregano oil has proven to me to be a safe and fast working relief from the terrible cold sores I experience. My cold sores often form at those most inopportune times and hold me hostage to feeling insecure and embarrassed at the unsightly bump on my lip. Using oil of oregano has been a saving grace! As soon as I get the tingle of a cold sore I apply a drop onto my lip. I apply it 3-4 times daily. My usual medication, prescribed from a general practitioner, worked over a 5-7 day timeline (so really the virus just runs it's course). With Oil of Oregano my last few cold sores have only been present for days, they have decreased in size and heal without any mark.
I had the symptoms of a cold starting (sore throat, fatigue, some congestion)and had heard about Oil of Oregano from a friend not too long ago. Being a massage therapist I can not afford to be ill. Unlike other people I am unable to work while I have a cold. No one appreciates being coughed or sneezed on when receiving (or giving for that matter)a massage. After one day of treatment I felt almost perfect, after the second day I felt 100 percent normal!
I have Celiac Disease (must not consume wheat, barley, rye and oats)and when I eat something with gluten in it I often experience severe indigestion. This indigestion is so severe that the pain and discomfort is usually debilitating for up 4 hours. I felt this indigestion coming on and was preparing myself mentally to try to work through the pain and discomfort when I remembered that Wild Oil of Oregano is good for indigestion. I figured that I had nothing to loose trying it and everything to gain. After just one drop under my tongue my indigestion was almost immediately gone!! This was amazing because any other product I have tried before this hardly ever helped relieve my indigestion from eating gluten; and certainly never gave me instantaneous results. I was sitting on the sofa thinking that I would need to be patient for the pain to subside when I realized that the pain was already gone! I am so pleased with Oregano oil.
My mother introduced me to oregano oil a couple of years ago. Since then, many people I talk to have used this amazing remedy. I just recently started using it on my son's warts which were not going away for months. In the last 4 days, they have shrunk significantly and I'm sure will be gone in the next week or two. For myself, I always use it for coughs and colds. Even my husband, who is very skeptical of alternative remedies, now only uses Oil of Oregano for coughs and colds.
I was at my best friends house last year, and all of a sudden my glands started to swell, I knew what was happening....It was the dreaded Strep Throat coming. I have had chronic Strep Throat, and ear infections since I was young, for this I had been on A LOT of antibiotics. I had built a dangerous immunity to the antibiotics over the years, and so nothing worked anymore. I would just have to take the antibiotics and hope that they took some sort of effect, for some kind of relief. I knew that this was wrong, but I hadn't opened my eyes to naturopathic medicine at this time in my life. So, it is in this story that I will tell you the miracle of Oil Of Oregano. My best friend says "Here, open your mouth and lift your tongue", so I did..."Wow that's an interesting taste!!" I exclaim. "It's Oil of Oregano.." my friend tells me, "it really works well, builds the immune system, and fights bacteria!" "Really??!!" I ask... "Do you take it like a vitamin??" She told me you do to boost your immune system, and you can use it topically too! I went straight to the health food store and bought Wild Oil Of Oregano. I have been taking it daily for over a year now, and I haven't had ANY Strep Throat OR Ear Infections AT ALL!!!!! It has positively changed mine and my family's life, and I know now that my immune system is getting better and better all the time. I think it even makes my hair grow faster too!!!
I suffer from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and it can get really bad on occasions with not one week passing without symptoms of bloating and/or painful abdominal spasms. I started taking the oil of oregano immediately and after about two weeks my symptoms reduced. I have now had no symptoms for over one and a half months and counting. It is the longest period of time I have gone without any symptoms since the IBS started. I can't tell you exactly how the oil works but I know for sure that it has done something.
I was so desperate to find a medication that would ease my 2yr old's eczema all over his body. He's been given all sorts of cream with steroids and lotions- all to no avail. Oil of oregano was recommended to me by a friend and it works wonders to my son's skin...my husband who is so careful and cautious when it comes to "natural products" was convinced when he witnessed our son sleeping well through the night...no scratching, no sleepless nights crying and scratching, and no more mittens, no more long sleeves!
Thank you for your great product! My daughter is in her early 20's and has suffered from severe IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) for years. The doctors have literally tried everything, but to no avail. This condition has been very disruptive to her life but she has always been a strong person, despite the disruption IBS has caused to her personal life. About a year ago, we were told Oil of Oregano might help a bit. Within just a few short days of taking it (she had attacks almost daily!), she experienced several pain-free days. Eventually, those days turned into weeks and months. It truly has been a miracle! As a matter of fact, she ran out a few days before the Easter long weekend and was unable to get to a bottle. By Monday morning, she was experiencing terrible IBS cramps. She went immediately and some and within an hour, the pain subsided and she felt great. Oil of Oregano is something I would recommend to anyone young or old.
Two years ago, I went to my doctor with chronic migraine symptoms and was diagnosed with hypertension. Apart from migraines, I'd never been sick, I was very active, I was 27 at the time and at 5 foot 7 inches, I weighed 120 pounds! Even my doctor was shocked. They ran a battery of tests and could find nothing wrong. The doctor was reluctant to put me on medication because I was so young. She suggested I change my eating habits and consume more foods rich in potassium, fiber and essential oils. So off I went, with my blood pressure even higher and my migraines even worse because of the constant worry. A few months ago, I was visiting a friend of mine who's a health nut and I had a migraine episode again. She went to her cupboard and took out a bottle of your oregano oil, and put three or four drops of the stuff under my tongue. I screamed at her because the taste was so strong, but within seconds the heat sensation subsided and, miraculously, so did the migraine! Needless to say, I immediately hunted down and secured a bottle for myself. I now take it religiously every day and encourage others to try it. Taking your oil has forced me to live a healthier lifestyle, because it forces me to drink more water and eat healthier meals to get the best effect from the oil. I cut down my sodium intake and use the oil to flavour my meals and soups instead. One or two drops go a long way. My husband is amazed that I haven't been sick or complained of any aches or pains for ages. Even my mother is shocked, I've been having chronic migraines since I was a child. Now, if I even do get migraine symptoms, instead of reaching for my headache pills, I plop a drop or two or the oil under my tongue, or mix a little bit of it into my skin cream and rub it on my temples. By the way, my blood pressure has dropped a whopping ten points in eight months, WITHOUT MEDICATION, and has remained stable! I'm proud to support Canadian businesses, thanks and keep up the good work!
I had a small growth on my face by my lips. It was getting bigger and so when I read Oil of Oregano helped with warts I decided to try it. I put 1 drop of oregano in a little bit of water and rubbed it on the spot every night for only 4 nights. On the fifth day I noticed the growth had dried up and fell off. It worked great and I didn't have to go to my doctor to have it burnt off.
I have been very interested in boosting my immune system and was very intrigued when I saw an article on Oil of Oregano in a Health magazine. I have been taking it for 3 years now and am very pleased. I don't get colds or the flu anymore. If I am out and about near people with illness, I just wash my hands when I get home and take 3 drops with a tablespoon of applesauce. I was once a person that usually caught everything that was going around and even had relapses. So this is a big weight off my shoulders. I take it twice a day and feel great. As we get older and our bodies change, it is up to us to adjust accordingly. I have also tried rubbing a drop on a mosquito bite and shortly thereafter no more itching.
Last week my husband was sick with flu and cold symptoms feeling stuffed up, bad headache and upset stomach. He was looking for something to take to make him feel better. I don't believe in taking anything that isn't natural, so he couldn't find conventional medicine anywhere in the house. He said., "We never have anything around here to take, that would make me feel better!" I happened to have a bottle of oil of oregano. I mixed up 3 drops in a glass of water he drank that, and then I rubbed some on the soles of his feet. He put socks on and it seemed within minutes he was feeling pretty good. He was able to get a good night sleep. He continued doing this for the next few days. Instead of being sick the normal week, he was feeling good within 3 or 4 days. This incident made a believer out of him. I would never be without oil of oregano in the house.
Testimonial: Oregano Oil - I was away from home on a vacation. I had been a good guest, eating all the huge quantities of dessert I was given, resulting in an ear ache developing and swollen glands under my ear. I would not be home for two more nights. All I did was apply oregano oil on the sore areas and just within the ear several times the one evening. The next a.m. the ear ache was gone, not to return. (I could tell it was not all better, but there was no pain)
Chest Rub: Oregano Oil My buddy gets asthma. I rub the oil on his chest up to collar bone, under arms every night. He breathes easier. He actually had stopped using his medication of 50 years for 2 whole months, just by adding this oil rub to the other things we do. So we stopped using the oil. However, asthma came back when he was exposed to toxins while working. Now we are back to applying oregano oil. An added benefit of the oregano oil for me is, my hands are extremely soft! Oregano oil makes them soft. Otherwise they are very rough.
The lazy gal's sinus clearing method: I just rub a drop of Oregano oil on the bridge of my nose where it is plugged. And that is it.
(I am careful not too use much so that the oil does not travel on the skin to eyes)
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