Oregano oil is best known for treating colds, coughs and flu. The powerful constituents phenols are responsible for its antibiotic properties. Oregano essential oil is very strong to take internally and externally, and dilution is always recommended. I prefer to take Oregano herb in tincture form whole, because the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts and it is safer to take internally this way. Depending on my symptoms sometimes I don’t use Oregano to treat a cold or cough.
Directions: If you are going to take Oregano essential oil internally buy a diluted form and dilute it further with olive oil. Put 1 drop of diluted oregano in 1 teaspoon of olive oil and consume. Follow this with liquids it is strong! Caution is advised! Oregano is hot and irritating.
|Latin Name||Origanum vulgare|
|Country of Origin||Mediterranean, Eurasia|
|Extraction||Steam distilled from herb|
|Aroma||warm, spicy, camphor|
|Caution||Do not use during pregnancy. Hot stimulant! May cause skin irritation.|
|Primary Uses||Digestion:digestive upset, gas, bloating, inflammation, liver congestion, infectionsRespiratory:sinus congestion, coughs, colds, flu, sore throat, infectionsNervous system: Stress, fatigue, mental, physical
Musculo-skeletal: Arthritis, aches, stiffness, pain,
|Properties||Antibacterial, antibiotic, anticatarrhal, antiseptic, anticonvulsant, astringent, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory antirheumatic, antiviral, antispasmodic (digestive, respiratory, uterine) anxiolytic, appetite stimulant, warming carminative, circulatory stimulant, decongestant, diaphoretic, stimulating emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, rubefacient, stomachic, uterine tonic relaxing/stimulating,|