Oregano

OREGANO
origanum vulgare

Ancient Greeks used oregano as a remedy for poison and to help skin infections, digestive disease and treating respiratory issues.  It was used in the treatment of fungal infections, parasites and diarrhea by traditional Chinese Medicine.  Oregano has a spicy, potent aroma.  Research shows it can be used as an alternative or along with antibiotics for many health issues including e coli.  It fights blemishes, boosts the immune system making it a really good oil to use during cold and flu season, and it can be used for respiratory system support.  It can treat fungal and yeast infections like candida.  Studies are showing it effective against MRSA and other staph infections.  For the home, it eliminates mold growth.

Blends well with chamomile, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, thyme and melaleuca (tea tree).

Uses:

Antibiotic:  Mix 5-6 drops to 1/2 teaspoon of a carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, etc.) and apply to the soles of your feet.

Candida (yeast issues):  Take 2-3 drops internally with water twice a day for no more than 10 days.

Fungus (toenail):  Mix equal amounts of oregano oil and coconut oil.  Apply to toenail.  Wrap loosely with a bandage.

Mold:  Mix 5-6 drops in with your cleaning product. You can add lavender and/or tea tree oil.

Respiratory issues:  Mix 5-6 drops to 1/2 teaspoon of a carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, etc.) and apply to the chest.

Therapeutic properties:

Analgesic
Antibacterial
Antiseptic
Antiviral
Emmenagogic
Energizing Expectorant
Immune-system support

Safety:

Do not use on infants, toddlers or young children.   Dilute with carrier oil when using topically. Be sure to do a patch test to check for sensitivity. Do not use internally for more than 10 days, then take a week break.  Do not use during pregnancy, if you are nursing, being treated for other health issues or taking medications, be sure to consult your healthcare provider.

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