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Oil of Oregano

April 24, 2013

I LOVE oil of oregano, my sister has me hooked. It’s an essential oil if you’re wondering. Used for so many things. Natures Pantry lists some of its common uses to help with

  • allergies – I, apply topically to affected areas
  • antifungal, capable of killing a variety of fungi – T
  • antioxidant/antibacterial powers – I or T
  • arthritis – I/T
  • athletes foot – T
  • bacterial infections and parasites – I/T
  • bee stings, insect bites – T
  • dandruff,  cradle cap – T
  • ear infections – T behind the ears
  • eczema – T
  • immune system boost – I
  • migraine headaches – I/T rub on temples
  • muscle aches and pains – T
  • nail fungus – T
  • sinus and nose problems – I/T
  • skin disorders and rashes – T
  • sore throat – I

Above I have placed an I for ingest or a T for topical use. This should help you figure out the best way to use oil of oregano for you symptoms.

To use it, you can just mix 2 or 3 drops with 1 tsp. of oil (coconut, olive or sunflower ) and rub on the affected area, do this especially if the skin has been broken. It is also safe to rub directly on the skin. You can also ingest it safely, using the above mixture or just placing up to 5 drops under your tongue. It tastes AWEFUL!!! I always mix my drops in a bit of OJ and chug it down. This is a great for when you feel like you are getting a cold or want cold symptoms to subside. It is also suggested that it is better take 2-3 drops a couple times a day rather than 5+ all at once.

My favorite use is to place a few drops on the kids feet when they are having a hard time sleeping.  It is to soothe and really helps calm a cough. Thomas has now started to ask for his foot medicine when he is feeling under the weather… he does his auntie proud!

Give it a try… you might just be pleasantly surprised, but be prepared to smell like a salad.