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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Oregano


Gosh, it has been a while since I posted about essential oils. I already feel a shift just writing about them. Feels good. They are an important part of my daily routine. - Used to uplift, heal and transform my life.

A plantar wart recently erupted on the bottom of my foot, and it was starting to become painful and annoying. After applying oregano essential oil 2x/day for one week, the wart disappeared! My family and I have had great success with this oil.

Oregano is an herb found in many Italian dishes, however it has been well-researched and classified as one of the most potent essential oils. It contains the constituents carvacrol and thymol that give it such a powerful punch. The medicinal properties include: anti-aging, antiviral, antibacterial, anti fungal, anti parasitic, anti-inflammatory and immune stimulant.

Considered a "hot" oil, oregano should be applied with a carrier oil as it may cause burning if applied directly to the skin. Also, I would not recommend diffusing oregano oil as it's high in phenols or oxygenated compounds that may irritate the nasal membranes and eyes. Although phenols have great antiseptic qualities, essential oils that are high in them should be used in low concentrations for short periods of time to avoid toxicity. If you would like to learn more about essential oil safety, click HERE.

Uses for Oregano:

Fungal infections- Add 1-2 drops to carrier oil and apply to fungus 2-3x/day until gone.
Ingrown toenails- Place 1-2 drops on the ingrown nail 2x/day until it lifts away from the skin. I have tried this more than once, and it works like magic! Thieves by Young Living also does the trick.
Warts- Apply 1-2 drops of oil directly to wart 2-3x/day until gone.
Skin tags- Apply 1-2 drops of oil to Q-tip and apply to skin tag 2-3x/day until gone.
Staph and MRSA infections- I have healed from a staph infection in my body with essential oils and found the website of microbiologist, Michelle Moore to be very helpful.
Whooping cough- Add 1-2 drops of oil into a glass of water and drink to relieve cough.
Immune support- Rub some oil directly on the soles of feet in the evening.
Candida- Take internally with support from healthcare provider.
Pest repellant- Make a bug spray to repel mosquitos and other bugs. Spray on mattress to get rid of bed bugs.
Parasites- Rub some oil directly on the soles of feet in the evening and/or add 1-2 drops to carrier oil and rub on stomach in a circular, clockwise motion.
Pneumonia- Add 1-2 drops to carrier oil and apply to chest when needed.
Cold/Flu virus- Rub a few drops directly on the soles of feet in the evening.
Ringworm- Add 1-2 drops to carrier oil and apply 2-3x/day until gone. Oregano works like a charm for ringworm!
Dandruff- Add a few drops to shampoo.
Carpal tunnel- Add a few drops to carrier oil and apply to wrists and arms.
Arthritis- Add a few drops to carrier oil and apply to stiff joints when needed.
Ganglion cyst- Add 1-2 drops to carrier oil and apply to cyst 2-3x/day until cyst disappears.
Sinus infections- Add 1-2 drops to a light carrier oil such as olive oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil and rub over nasal passages.
Respiratory diseases- Add 1-2 drops to a light carrier oil and rub onto chest and nasal passages.
Natural antibiotic- Take internally with support from healthcare provider.
Cold sores- Add 1-2 drops of oil to Q-tip and apply to cold sore 2-3x/day until gone.

Application:

Dilute 1 part essential oil with 4 parts carrier oil.
Apply 1-2 drops on location.
Take as a dietary supplement (Consult a healthcare provider for specific dosage).

Not all essential oils are of high quality and can be harmful if used for medicinal purposes. If you are interested in purchasing pure oregano essential oil for therapeutic applications, click HERE.

Health and Wellness,
Jan



Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Oregano is not safe to use if you are pregnant or nursing as it has been found to alter hormones. If you have a medical condition please consult your physician before using any suggested products.

Sources:

https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/discover/essential-oil-safety

Essential Oils Pocket Reference (2011 5th Edition) by Life Science Publishing

http://www.staph-infection-resources.com/blog/oregano-essential-oil-a-potent-ally-against-mrsa-and-staph/

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