When I feel a cold or infection coming on, Oil of Oregano is the first thing I reach for. Every since I started this practice (thanks to a tip from my local Health Food Store friend!), I have fended off every 'bug' that has passed my way! I also now take it with me on plane flights to ward off all those germs floating around in the recycled air. For prevention, I take one drop per day during the cold/flu season.
Don't confuse Oil of Oregano with the spice found in your kitchen! The common 'cooking' oregano is usually Origanum Marjoram, while Oil of Oregano is derived from Origanum Vulgare.
Oil of Oregano contains 2 phenols called carvacrol and thymol, which have strong antimicrobial properties. Studies have shown that both of these compounds have significant effects on harmful microorganisms that cause many illnesses in humans. Both carvarcol and thymol act as free radical scavengers, also known as antioxidants.
It is also antifungal and may be highly effective in fighting yeast, especially Candida albicans. It has been demonstrated to kill Aspergillus Mold, Staphylococcus food poisoning), E. Coli, and Giardia, among other pathenogic organisms.
Oil of Oregano contains compounds called terpenes which have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits. This means it can be used topically on cuts to prevent infections, on gums to reduce pain, and on fungal infections.
Oil of Oregano Benefits - Topical Treatment for Fungal Infections of Skin or Nails
Oil of Oregano is one of the best topical treatments for fungal infections of the skin and nails. Mix 5 - 10 drops with one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil or virgin coconut oil to apply to fungal skin infections, or use it straight on toenails and fingernails. You can also apply it in full strength to warts. Remember to dilute it with olive oil or coconut oil before applying it to sensitive areas of your skin. Don't apply it in full strength to your genital areas, it will feel like its burning. I'm not kidding when I say this stuff is strong.
Oil of Oregano Benefits - Topical Treatment for Oral Hygiene & Oral Infections
You can safely apply Oregano Oil in full strength to your teeth and gums where there is infection present. This is great for canker sores or inflamed gums.
It also kills the bacteria that cause plaque, so you might like to try adding a drop to your toothpaste before brushing your teeth.CONTINUE READING ON INTENT.COM