Oregano Essential Oil
Oregano has been used as a traditional remedy for digestive upsets, respiratory problems, colds and flu as well as for inflammations of the mouth and throat. The diluted oil has been used externally in herbal medicine for headaches, rheumatism, general aches and pains, and applied to stings and bites. The oil is also used as a fragrance components with a warm, spicy-herbaceous odour.
OREGANO OIL FOR STOMACH ISSUES
There can be many causes of an upset stomach, such as indigestion, a bacterial infection, excess acid, bloating and more. Oregano oil has shown to be effective against several strains of bacteria such as E.coli and Salmonella, the microbes notoriously responsible for causing food poisoning.
OREGANO OIL FOR EAR INFECTIONS
Ear infections can be extremely painful due to fluid build-up in the ear caused by the Eustachian tubes (tubes that connect the middle ear to the nose) becoming blocked. This can occur due to viral or bacterial infections, blocked sinuses, allergies, swollen adenoid glands and more.
OREGANO OIL FOR ALLERGIES
Being a natural anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory and a mild sedative oregano essential oil helps to reduce the way the body reacts to allergens such as pollen, mold and other airborne irritants that can cause inflammation in the airways.
Therapeutic-grade oregano oil contains carvacrol which has anti-inflammatory properties, and rosmarinic acid, a natural antihistamine that can help reduce swelling and is effective in treating allergic reactions. Both these active components found in oregano essential oil can help relieve allergy symptoms like sneezing, congestion and itching.
OREGANO OIL FOR SKIN CONDITIONS
Oregano oil can benefit those who have skin conditions such as eczema, candidisis, acne, psoraiasis, rosacea, and those suffering from skin infections can find relief from the external topical application of oregano oil.
Especially those who suffer from psoriasis (an inflammatory skin condition) say that oregano oil helps them to alleviate symptoms, and although there’s no official published research on this, it may well be because oregano oil is a natural anti-inflammatory.
OREGANO OIL FOR COLDS
Feeling congested? If you feel the symptoms of flu coming on and want a natural go-to remedy to stave off falling sick, there’s evidence to suggest that oregano oil can help.
Research published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology in 2007 showed that oregano oil can help destroy staphylococcus aureus that is known to cause upper respiratory tract infections. Both compounds, carvacrol and thymol in oregano oil naturally fight bacteria and being an anti-inflammatory the oil helps alleviate congestion in the airways and relieve sinus blockages.