Oil of oregano is considered a potent purifier with many healing benefits. The two key compounds in oil of oregano are carvacrol and thymol. These compounds may have the ability to eradicate microorganisms in the body that lead to illness.
Oil of oregano is available in either liquid or capsule form. Make sure the form you choose has a carvacrol content of at least 70 percent to be effective. Purchase oil of oregano at any health food store or reputable online retailer.
Some of the benefits of oil of oregano are that it destroys organisms that lead to skin infections, strengthens the immune system and increases muscle and joint flexibility. It also may improve the health of the respiratory system. While oil of oregano may not be able to completely cure disease, it can assist with symptoms that many illnesses present.
Apply diluted oil of oregano directly onto skin irritations, rashes or areas of skin infection. Mix one drop of oil of oregano with one teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil to dilute properly.
Oil of oregano may have the ability to calm an upset stomach and help with other digestive issues. Mix two or three drops of oregano oil into an eight ounce glass of milk or juice and drink for optimal results.
Oil of oregano works effectively to relieve sinus congestion. Mix three drops of oil of oregano into an eight-ounce glass of juice and drink once a day. You will notice improvement in three to five days.
Oil of oregano is useful in helping to prevent colds and sore throats. If you feel symptoms coming on of a cold or sore throat, mix three drops of oil of oregano in with your favorite juice, and drink. Eight ounces of juice should suffice. Repeat once a day for five days, until oncoming symptoms are gone.
Do not use oil of oregano if you are allergic to thyme, basil, mint or sage. Oil of oregano may reduce iron levels in the body, so be sure to take an iron supplement while using oil of oregano.