Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used oregano as a cleansing agent as well as for digestive and respiratory support.
High in antioxidant activity, Oregano essential oil contains antimicrobial properties that can help fight colds and coughs, improve digestive issues, and can support your immune and respiratory systems. In fact, one study shows that Oregano essential oil was found (along with a couple other spice and herb essential oils) to have the strongest antimicrobial properties. Click here to read the study.
There are even some poultry farms who have found success by using Oregano to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals. Click here to read more about these farms.
When used aromatically, Oregano essential oil can help decrease airborne pathogens, boost immunity, and can give a feeling of security. Oregano blends well with Basil, Geraniuum, Fennel, Lemongrass, Rosemary, and Thyme essential oils.
Use caution when applying Oregano topically. Oregano is very caustic and can cause skin irritation if not diluted. To avoid skin irritation when using topically, dilute 1 drop essential oil to 3 drops carrier oil.
Precaution – Never just add this oil to the water, as it will ‘puddle’ on the surface and can burn sensitive tissues.
Can also be purchased as part of the Family Physician Kit