Oregano oil is one of the most versatile natural remedies. Research has shown that oregano oil has strong antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties. In addition, the compounds found in it have also very effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

When oregano is ingested it may help with digestive problems and decrease inflammation. It is recommended to buy oregano capsules meant for ingestion and always follow dosage and instructions. Ingesting too much oregano oil may disrupt the chemical balance of your body.

Oregano may also be diluted and applied to the skin in order to combat fungal, viral and bacterial infections. And even help with small cuts and scratches. 

Antimicrobial properties 

The antimicrobial properties in Oregano oil, fight infections and disease. In addition, thanks to its high levels of Thymol, this essential oil has demonstrated to be helpful in preventing the growth of Candida. Which can cause several type of infections such as; athlete’s foot, yeast infection and others that can manifest in the fingernails and toenails.  

Antiviral properties 

Oregano oil and Carvacrol also exhibit amazing antiviral activity against many viruses, including herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1); rotavirus, a common cause of diarrhea in infants and children; and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which causes respiratory infections.

Antioxidant

Oregano oil can also be used as a powerful antioxidant due to its contents of Thymol and Carvacrol. Helping you fight-off the oxidative stress produced by free radicals in your body which can lead to DNA cell damage.

Insect Repellant

Research has shown Carvacrol and Thymol to be effective ingredients at repelling mosquitoes. A diluted mix of Oregano oil can be applied on  the skin for a natural repellant.

Reduce inflammation

Inflammation refers to your body’s process of fighting against things that harm it, such as infections, injuries, and toxins, in an attempt to heal itself.

When something damages your cells, your body releases chemicals that trigger a response from your immune system.

However, inflammation run out of control if there are chemical imbalances in the body. A combination of thyme and oregano has shown to be a good anti-inflammatory tool against Colitis — a type of bowel disease.

An animal study showed that mice treated with a combination Thyme and Oregano resulted in significantly decreased in inflammation.

Heal Wounds

Thymol and Carvacrol are compounds known for their antimicrobial properties which can be found in oregano oil. Applying diluted oregano oil on small cuts and grazes can help protect them from bacteria and infections. 

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