|Oregano Origanum vulgare|
Cold and Flu
Oregano is a member of the mint family, and is often called one of nature’s strongest antiseptics. Jean Valnet described Oregano oil as one of the strongest known anti-inflammatory drugs in reversing pain and inflammation with nearly the power of morphine as a painkiller. It is also an excellent lymphatic stimulator. Use on fungus and athletes foot. Because of its strong antibacterial, antiseptic, and antiviral properties, it is often used for candidacies and fungal infections. Use Oregano for respiratory ailments such as colds, flu, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis. It can also relieve congestion, loosen phlegm, and quiet coughs. DōTerra Oregano Essential Oil comes of the family Lamiaceae (Labiatae), the oil is steam distilled from an herb grown in Turkey.
Use a 50% dilution, or more, twice daily on feet for fungus or athlete’s foot. Oregano is certified by the FDA as GRAS, but is a “hot” oil, so dilution with a carrier is recommended. Take 1-2 diluted drops for intestinal infection or digestive problems. Diffuse to for antiseptic and antibacterial purposes. Use a carrier when applying topically. Dilute and use for oil pulling for mouth infections, or gargle diluted for sore throats.
Precautions: Because of the high percentage of phenols use with extreme care and avoid in all instances the use of Oregano during pregnancy. Can be a strong skin irritant Most recommend not taking internally continuously for more than two weeks without a pause. Do not use without dilution. see Side Effects of Essential Oils.
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