Oregano essential oil, extracted from the leaves of the oregano plant (Origanum vulgare), has a strong herbal aroma and flavor, and a history of use amongst the ancient Greeks and Romans for its medicinal properties.
This oil contains compounds called carvacrol, thymol and rosmarinic acid which are responsible for its potent anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
Oregano oil can be used internally, externally and aromatically to boost immunity, improve digestion, kill parasites, inhibit cancer cells and reduce joint pain and inflammation.
Directions for use
Take oregano oil internally by drinking 1 drop in a glass of water, or consuming 1 drop added to some coconut or olive oil. You can make an anti-microbial and pain-killing mouthwash by adding 2-3 drops of oregano oil to a cup of warm water.
To treat skin conditions, infections, sore muscles and painful joints, make a blend of carrier oil with 2-3 drops of oregano oil and massage it into the affected areas.
Add 2-3 drops of oregano essential oil to an oil burner or diffuser and inhale the aroma to clear congestion as well as repel insects in your home.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.