Specialists say you can keep your infections away and that you can have a stronger immune system using essential oil of oregano.
Oregano oil is derived from leaves and flowers of oregano (Origanum vulgare), a spice that is part of the mint family. The most beneficial, from the therapeutic point of view, is the oil obtained from wild oregano or Origanum vulgare , which is found in the Mediterranean regions.
What are the uses of essential oil of oregano
Experts recommend to use oil of oregano and include it in the “arsenal” of your remedies with healing powers, because it has a wide range of uses. This essential oil is a powerful antimicrobial agent that can help you keep your infections away. At the same time, oregano oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Other ideal uses for essential oil of oregano:
It is a useful cure for the treatment of nail or foot fungus (“athlete’s foot”). Put a few teaspoons of oregano oil in a bowl of water and sink your feet in it. You can also dilute this oil (mix a drop of oregano oil with a teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil) and then apply this composition to your affected nails or your skin.
Help in killing parasites and in relieving infections. Dilute oregano oil (mix a drop of this oil with a drop of “carrier” oil, such as coconut oil) and mix under the tongue. Wait a few minutes, then rinse your mouth thoroughly. Repeat this procedure four times a day.
Calms sinus infections and drives colds. Put a few drops of oregano oil in a pot of hot water (which boils) and then inhale the steam.
A trick to clean the house
Specialists in essential oil therapy encourage you to use the antiseptic powers of this oregano oil to clean certain surfaces in your home. Here’s a way to do this: combine four drops of oregano oil with 10 drops of essential lemon oil and 60 ml of white wine vinegar, then add this composition to a bucket of water. Use the composition to wipe and clean the surfaces.
Benefits of essential oil of wild oregano
Oregano oil has a wide range of health benefits, but is most often associated with the respiratory system and the immune system. This oil is recognized for helping to prevent and treat infections such as:
Urinary tract infections caused by bacteria such as E. coli, Proteus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa ;
Respiratory infections such as those caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae and bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (golden staphylococcus);
Fungal infections, even those that are resistant to antifungal drugs;
Parasitic infections caused by Giardia;
Other uses for wild oregano oil
Besides the fact that you can use the steam method to relieve cough and other respiratory problems, you can also try other uses:
It helps you to chase away insects: a substance (carvacrol) found in oregano oil acts as a natural agent that repels insects. Try to put a few drops of oregano oil on your garden furniture or apply a diluted (Oregano oil) on your skin when spending time outdoors.
Calms insect bites and irritations on the skin, including irritation caused by ivy. Apply oregano oil diluted in a little olive oil on the affected areas and you will see the results.
Help if you have dandruff or other skin diseases. Some experts believe that using a diluted version of oregano oil, you can treat acne and rosacea.