10 Uses for Organic Oregano Oil

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If you are at all familiar with natural health and healing, you have probably already heard of oregano oil. Created from the perennial herb oregano and infused with extremely high levels of free-radical-crushing antioxidants, oregano oil has a number of uses that have been shown to be extraordinarily beneficial to the health of you and your family.

In fact, a growing body of research is continually providing further information that confirms the therapeutic effect of oregano oil on the body. In particular, there has been done a large degree of study on the unique harmful organism fighting properties of oregano oil – even by major pharmaceutical companies; made possible by the activity of carvacol and thymol within the healing oil.

What are the Top 10 Uses for Oregano Oil?

1. Fight Infection

The science regarding the ability of oregano oil to conquer infections is very clear, showing a very powerful effectiveness against candida albicans, aspergillus mold, vaginal infections, staff infections, and more. One study straight from the United States Department of Agriculture even reported that oregano oil presented such a strong action against germs that it could easily fight Salmonella and E. coli.

In a telling statement, another prominent study from the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center also verified these findings:

    “New, safe agents are needed to … overcome harmful organism infections. Based on our previous experience and that of others, we postulated that herbal essential oils, such as those of origanum (oregano oil)…offer such possibilities.”

2. Protection Against Harmful Organisms

If you’ve ever consumed undercooked meat, non-purified water, or faced the daily routine that most of us endure in the United States and elsewhere, a number of unwanted and harmful organisms are likely to be currently residing inside of your body. Thankfully, oregano oil has been shown to be highly useful when it comes to removing these organisms.

One study in particular, which examined the relationship between oregano oil intake and parasites within the body through a 6 week study, is worthy of note. In the study, those taking 600 mg of oregano oil daily were recorded to have a complete disappearance of parasites within the body. The usage of oregano oil can be an essential tool in the fight against a variety of parasites both within and outside of the body. These include tape worms, bed bugs, lice, fleas, mosquitoes, and round worms.

3. Source of Essential Nutrients

Struggling to get an optimum amount of vitamins and essential minerals each day? Oregano oil is loaded with vital minerals like magnesium and zinc as well as a host of vitamins such as C and E. An added bonus to the multiple uses of oregano oil, the oil can actually function as a source of essential nutrients when used on a routine basis. Oregano oil is sufficiently high in zinc, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium copper, manganese, and niacin. When considering the severe deficiencies of these substances that are so prevalent today, it’s easy to see why this is such a necessity.

4. Digestive Aid

Your overall health will revolve around the health of your gut and colon. Without proper digestion, food will begin to compact and actually rot within the lengthy 25 to 30 feet of the digestive tract. While I highly recommend using an oxygen-based colon cleanser to clean out the pounds of compacted fecal matter from the digestive tract, another key factor to consider here is stopping the build up in the first place. Oregano oil is known to specifically stimulate the flow of bile into the digestive organs, enhancing the digestive process and helping to sustain your biological systems that help to determine your overall state of health.

5. Menstrual Aid

Irregular, painful periods along with negative menopause effects are among one of the most commonly reported issues facing women today. One of the best responses to this is oregano oil, which can actually help aid in supporting irregular menstruation as well as protecting against negative menopause attributes. For women, this is a substantial bonus to the already lengthy list of uses and effects.

6. Fight Aging

Perhaps the hottest health trend of the past few years is the science of combatting aging. Oregano oil can help to slow down the process of cellular deterioration, and as a result can impact the rate at which negative aging effects occur. The large number of antioxidants found in oregano oil can also aid in the protection against age-related issues like eye disease, muscle degeneration, and numerous nervous-system disorders.

7. Allergy Support

Those suffering from allergies will find the soothing and therapeutic properties of oregano oil in regards to allergic reactions to be highly appealing. Oregano oil can produce sedating effect on the hyper-sensitivty of allergies, which ultimately leads to a real relief for those with allergy concerns. Instead of harsh medications with a long list of side effects, oregano oil can offer a serious natural alternative when it comes to curtailing the drastic effects associated with allergic reactions.

8. Weight Loss

Despite its reputation as a natural immune booster, oregano oil also packs a punch against unwanted body fat. As demonstrated by a recent study that focused on the fat burning capabilities of oregano oil, the active ingredient in oregano oil known as carvacrol can actually modulate genes and reduce irritation in white adipose tissue.

When fed a fattening diet, mice not given carvacrol quickly became obese. In contract, mice given as low as 0.1 percent carvacrol gained significantly less weight and even had lower levels of cholesterol and trigylcerides in their blood.

9. Eases Discomfort

Painful conditions such as arthritis, backaches, or carpal tunnel can wreak havoc on your daily lifestyle. Without proper response, the issue can even become more prevalent – let alone dangerous. Oil of oregano can be used topically to go deep inside the skin and help to assist in relieving the discomfort that stems from many of these issues.

Simply create a 50/50 mixture of organic oregano oil and organic olive oil and apply the mixture topically to the affected area for relief. Those suffering from sore muscles, sports injuries, and backaches may also reap these benefits.

10. Combat the Cold

Coming down with a case of the common cold or even the seasonal flu can be a major detriment to your way of life. Oregano oil can help to add a layer of protection to your immunity when used appropriately. If you feel a cold coming on, try placing 3-6 drops into an empty capsule and take 2-3 times daily before meals. Continue this regiment for 5-10 days.

In addition, you can help to stop the cold before it starts by taking the recommended serving of organic oregano oil at 1 capsule full of 3-6 drops.

Always remember that the quality of the oregano oil you are purchasing does matter. Organic oregano is much different than the traditional oregano oil you may find at your local grocery or drug food store. Organic oregano is an excellent addition to any emergency medical kit, beauty aid (when dilluted with water), and general wellness ingredient.

– Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

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  • Tlc

    #10…olive oil?

  • natalie

    Hello Doctor,
    Thank you for the article. I’m going to retry this supplement, as I don’t think I took a high enough dosage last time. I seem to have SIBO, overgrowth of bacteria and I’m looking for something to replace antibiotics. I also have inflammation and compromised digestion so your article was helpful :))

  • ghc_health

    That’s great, Natalie! Please let us know your results.
    -Dr. Edward Group, DC, ND

  • Ken

    Hi Doc,
    I started taking 75ml (drops) a day for crohns, mostly for the joint pain. I’m also taking mesasalmine ( asacol-like med) is that ok?

  • ghc_health

    Hey Ken, how is that protocol working out? I’ve not heard of anyone having problems with oregano oil but when people tell me they’ve been prescribed meds, I always tell them they need to talk to their prescribing doctor. They are better informed of your individual situation and circumstances.
    -Dr. Edward Group

  • trinny

    Hi doctor! I have been suffering from thought to be bad breakouts all over my body. After years of this embarrasment, I thought to have one of the bumps on my back cultured. It came back as enterocaccus species 1. The dern gave me cream that was expensive and thst didn’t help. I researched on my own and found that grapefruit seed extract will kill it! On it for 4 days now and skin looks good so far. Any other suggestions?

  • ghc_health

    Keep doing what you’re doing!

  • Jim

    Hello I’m using the oregano oil and using them on my feet (reflexology) and taking it internally maybe 600 mg a day with after meals. I have herpes and I heard this could possibly kill herpes. Since I’ve been taking it (4 months) I feel like if I keep taking it it could possibly reach every part of my body in time and kill every herpes cell in my system. What are your thoughts Dr. Group?

  • tim morris

    Question?? How much much does over consumption of sugar play in lowering your immune system. I have not been sick in years. I eat veggies, fruit, beans and meat. Over the course of the last couple
    weeks, I have been eating homemade cookies every day. I am an avid weight trainer, so I have been able to burn off what I am putting in. Can an increase in sugar lower your immune system?? Your thoughts???

  • ghc_health

    Sugar doesn’t provide your body with anything beneficial. Chances are, for a healthy and active person like yourself, a small splurge during the holidays isn’t going to have a lot of ill effect… especially if brief and temporary. Make a habit of it though and you’re going to undo a lot of the good momentum you’ve built up.

  • Leeza

    take lysine for herpes. it really works

  • carlos

    My question is.why is everybody paying 30 bucks for a concentraded oregano oil bottle just to delute it later in orer to take it internally or apply it to the skin.Wouldnt be easier AND cheaper grab a tb spoon of a 2 buck cooking oregano bottle and o yoruself a juice or tea? I imagine the heat would estroy the antioxidants but you can do yourself a cold tea.Ive been using it on my skin as a toner an the results are great.Or you can buy fresh leaves very cheapand include it in your green smothie along with beets apples or whatever.
    I just dont understand how some people have teh real stuff very cheap and fall for this oregano oil blablabla.Do you honestly think that oil that has been traveling and stored for months is better for your health than fresh oregano leaves into your smothie?just think about it.And anyway why do you need that extra strengh concentraated form only to dilute it later…doesnt make sense to me

  • ghc_health

    Hi Carlos, Thanks for weighing in on this. I agree, any time you can make your own quality products at home, that’s an effort that can truly provide the best results.

    Why someone would purchase it… same reason anyone would purchase anything. Not everyone is a master skilled artisan with the equipment necessary to do the job right. For those folks, we offer a great blend. It’s convenient, organic, made from the highest quality ingredients available, and reasonably priced. No where in our supply chain does it sit in the sun or degrade in the back of a cold truck. Thanks for asking! :)

  • Dawn

    great site…thanks!
    I have a Big toe nail fungus that just won’t clear up. I had neck surgery last year and the high doses of anti biotics almost cleared it up..however it has returned with a vengence!! can this be used to clear it up? I have tried tea-tree oil, menthol stuff from a foot dr..anti fungal sprays…nothing works..I also have brittle peeling finger nails that have crack ridges..is this a combined problem? my finger nails had gotten really strong and long after the surgery as well…and again have returned to pre surgery peeling etc.
    My diet of the last few months has been mostly organic, 90% gluten free and clean beef…

  • ghc_health

    It’s worth a shot, especially if oregano oil is just something you keep in the house.

    There are a few other herbs out there that help fungal cleansing that you might want to check into — jatoba, anise seed, active horopito, and Brazilian pepper tree.

  • Dawn

    Thanks for the quick response!…I explored the above fungus fighters you had suggested, in the process ran across Mycozil which you didn’t state in your response. I noticed it is out of stock…do you have a time line on availbility? and if it is not going to be available…what doses do you recommend for jatoba, is it oral and topical?
    One other thought, I do not have coating on my tongue which is usually indicative of yeast over growth, is it possible the fungus is of a different origin? appreciate your time!

  • ghc_health

    Hi Dawn, the Mycozil formulation is a good starting point. Unfortunately we’re out of stock but expect it again, probably by March. It’s a pain but quality, organic ingredient availability can be an issue.

  • mjohnson

    I recently discovered this product, it is awesome! I want to ward off an oncoming cold. I’m confused what you mean by “adding to capsule”. I would like to take it in juice or water, but not sure of amounts or for how long. Can you make suggestion?

  • http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/ Global Healing Center

    Empty vegetarian capsules are provided with our oregano oil and the bottle has a dropper. Just open one up, add a few drops, close it up and swallow. It’s better to do it that way to avoid the heat from the capsaicin.

  • Jay

    I have just started using Oil of Oregano recently and I have noticed a itchy skin reaction. Is this a healing reaction or should I just discontinue using?

  • http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/ Global Healing Center

    Could be a miscellaneous healing reaction, itchy skin isn’t a common response to oregano oil. Many people have used it to calm skin sensitivities even.

  • Wendy

    Hello Dr. Ed, I have been taking oil of oregano for several months to ward off everything going around with this horrible winter we have been having. But I have read that it can kill off good bacteria as well as the bad. Is this true? And should I be taking it as a supplement or just as needed? I take it everyday, 3 drops in a capsule. I have not been sick all winter though :) And does it void the affects of my probiotic that I take?

  • http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/ Global Healing Center

    Some people take it daily as part of general maintenance, others only turn to it when they’re not feeling great. There are arguments to made for either situation and few against. Where did you see that it’s harmful to beneficial bacteria?

  • Toni

    I was given the oregano oil by a friend who told me its works for pain that I was having in my lower back. I also use it on my husbands hips and knees that ache him. I use just a few drops and rub into the skin. Because of that initial smell that goes away in a few minutes, I preferred rather to take orally; 2 drops under the tongue. It works! I even thought that it did help with some flu symptoms I was experiencing! Upon reading some of these accounts, I’ve come to realize that we’re onto something powerful! I do have one question though: I’m going on a mission trip to Kenya in a few months. Would you advise i take this on a daily regiment while away to ward off any contaminants?

  • Edward Group

    Two drops right under the tongue would be potent!

    Of course there are no guarantees but if I were going overseas, oregano oil would absolutely be one of the first things I packed.

  • Barbara Hamilton

    I was told to only take orally for 5 days at a time because of liver reaction. I was also told I could ingest with milk but what I read is contrary. Any words of wisdom as I have extreme bronchial congestion.

  • bluesky

    Developed pityraisis rosea – basically a form of psoriasis that takes for ever to clear up. Purchased Oregano oil at my health food store today. Hoping it will be the ticket. From all that I have read, I understand this is basically a safe essential oil to use – I saw a question below relating to the liver. From what I have read – not only is this safe for your organs, but in the case of the liver it might even promote new cell growth. So my question is this in fact, safe for the liver. Thank you!

  • Bobbie

    What can you tell me about spinal decompression and cold lazer therapy

    Also, I just found out that cysts in the body are Due to staph infections or parasites.

    Can I have your thoughts

  • http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/ Global Healing Center

    Spinal decompression like inversion therapy?

    Cysts can happen for a lot of different reasons.

  • Jason

    Hi Dr Group,
    I have severe eczema on my hands and feet.
    Dry cracking with open cracks/ sores, very painful.
    Can I use this directly on open cuts, diluted of course?
    And will taking it internally help as well.
    For the record, tried everything.
    On the program. Tangy Tangerine, EFAs, apple cider vin, protein shakes, silver and silver gel…etc nothing seems to help.

  • http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/ Global Healing Center

    Hi Jason, I would be careful with placing oregano oil on any cracked or broken skin as I’d imagine the capsaicin could be irritating and uncomfortable!

  • Ms. Miller

    Hi Dr. Goup, I have done the liver cleanse and feel great, that was a month ago. I have had bad breath issues, so I started oil pulling last week, my mouth feels clean and I was wondering at times I am working and can’t eat or get to my water, so I want to know have any studies been done on treating gum and breath issues?

  • Ms. Miller

    Also, I hate deep cleaning at the dentist, that seems to be the remedy for receding gums and going under the gums seems to me add bacteria, so I welcome oregano oil or another alternative to dentist every 4 months!

  • http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/ Global Healing Center
  • chocoholic

    I have heard that oregano essential oil may have some advantages over ebola! Any thoughts on that?

  • Dee

    Hello Dr. Group, I will be starting to take oil of Oregano, can I mix it will a little bit of water.

  • http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/ Global Healing Center

    You can try, it has capsaicin and will be hot (like a hot pepper). You may want to use the veggie caps instead, but it’s your preferences.

  • http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/ Global Healing Center

    Great idea but haven’t heard definitively! Source?

  • Dee

    thanks I will use the caps.

  • chocoholic

    I read it in the “Modern Essentials” book that oregano can be used for ebola. I would hate to have to put it to the test, but if so, it’s good to have pure essential oregano oil in the arsenal!

  • Devi

    I read that you can put oregano oil under your tongue for herpes and it will make the herpes go away? Is this true?

  • maria
  • lori anderson

    Hi…I’ve read that oregano oil helps with inflammation. I was wondering if anyone has ever used this for thyroid nodules. I have a couple, one which my Dr says may be cancerous. But I refuse to have my thyroid removed on a 50/50 chance. Have been dealing with this naturally for almost a year now. Just wondered if oregano oil could be one more thing to add.

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