Natural Healing with Oregano Oil – Top 5 Benefits
A few generous handfuls of fresh oregano will yield you all the mouth-happy benefits oregano has to offer. But if you want to tap into this herb’s amazing medicinal properties, you’ll have to turn your attention to the oil of oregano. It takes about 1,000 pounds of wild oregano to produce a single pound of oregano oil. That’s like sticking a hippo into a rabbit. Imagine the hops.
Fungi are responsible for a plethora of infectious and dreadful diseases. Available over-the-counter medications are often ineffective, contain harmful chemicals, or are accompanied by unwanted side-effects. Prescription antifungal medication is often dangerous to the immune system, and older folks cannot safely take it.
Oregano oil is totally natural, contains none of the harmful properties of typical medication, is more effective than many antifungal medications, and can be used on people of all ages. It can be used both topically for things like toenail fungus and athlete’s foot, as well as internally for yeast infections and other ailments. (If using internally be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like coconut oil. Only use organic, and ideally take in a suppository.)
2. Reduce Side Effects of Medications
Certain medications, such as chemotherapy, iron therapy, as well as heavy metal chelation therapy, can cause inflammation, bacterial overgrowth, nausea, heartburn, and the list goes on.
A study in the Netherlands demonstrated that oregano oil can “prevent bacterial overgrowth and colonization in the large intestine during oral iron therapy.” Additionally, a study conducted on mice from the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine showed that oregano oil protected the mice from the dangerous side effects of a common medication called Methotrexate.
More research is underway, but the results of these studies provide promising evidence that modern medication can be improved with medication straight from nature.
3. Antiparastic, Antibacterial, and Antimicrobial
Most people give little thought to the parasites and harmful bacteria that honestly are living inside all of us, starving us of important nutrients, and making us sick and stink. Essential oils like oregano can be used internally with coconut oil to kill intestinal worms and other parasites and harmful bacteria.
After just a month or less, oregano and other essential oils can have astounding results in cleansing the intestines and colon of these harmful parasites and bacteria. One study where patients supplemented with 600mg of oregano oil for six weeks resulted in a “complete disappearance of Entamoeba hartmanni (four cases), Endolimax nana (one case), and Blastocystis hominis in eight [out of eleven] cases.” This led to relief from symptoms like bloating, nausea, gas, and abdominal pain.
4. Aids Digestion
For those who often experience bloating after meals, this is a symptom of a weakened digestive system. While oregano oil can help strengthen your digestive system by ridding the body of the aforementioned harmful toxins, it can also aid digestion directly by increasing the secretion of digestive juices and enzymes that help breakdown food in the intenstines.
Oregano can be used both topically on-site for external inflammation, as well as internally for widespread inflammation throughout the body. As a topical anti-inflammatory it can reduce pain, redness, and swelling. Internally, studies have shown how it can reduce the oxidative damage of free radicals that contribute to various chronic diseases, like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and many others.
Studies have shown how oregano oil can be used in conjunction with thyme essential oil to treat an inflammatory bowel condition known as colitis, as well as individually to treat arthritis, tumor growth, and reoccurring respertory disorders.