5 Oregano Oil Uses You Have Probably Never Heard Of
Oregano oil has been widely used in ancient Greece, for various purposes. It is a herbal, medicinal oil for many different reasons. The Greek word ‘Oreganos’ translates as a joy of the mountain. The plant belongs to the family of Labiatae mint and today its use is very popular all around the world.
The oregano oil has strong antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It has two to three times more antioxidant activity than other plants which makes it very powerful. The active oregano substances are carvacrol and thymols from the phenol group. It has been confirmed that the essential oil of oregano is the strongest herbal antiseptic known to men.
So, for what you can use oregano oil?
Many people use it for a sinus infection, cold and flu, other upper respiratory infections and nail fungus. However, oregano oil can be used for many other things that we will discuss later in this article.
Non-Commercial Oregano Oil Uses
Wild oregano oil is a strong anti-inflammatory agent and achieves these effects both by external and internal use. Slightly rub diluted oil of wild oregano (in a ratio of 4: 1 with another essential oil) to the affected area in the morning and before going to sleep every day until the condition improves.
You can also take the oil internally, but not more than 12 drops a day (3 times,4 drops after meals). You should consume oregano oil for more than 20 days, after which you must take a break of 10 days.
Bad breath and poor oral health
The causative agent of bad breath can primarily be a lining of the oral cavity. However, it can also develop as a result of a bad balance in the internal organs and bad breath can be transmitted directly from the abdomen.
Soak the toothbrush with diluted oil of oregano and rub your teeth and gums with it. You can also use it as a mouthwash. The bad breath will disappear immediately. Also, if you regularly use the oregano oil mouthwash, it will prevent plaque formation.
Excessive sweating and unpleasant body odor
Dilute oil of wild oregano (3: 1, with another essential oil) and apply to the places where you sweat the most (under the armpits, on your thighs and feet).
Avoid applying after depilation or shaving. Wild oregano oil is a natural deodorant, helps to reduce sweating, and at the same time destroys microbes and fungi that are the main cause of unpleasant odors.
In bucket filled with 1 liter of water add 5 drops of oregano oil, 60 ml white vinegar and then drops of lavender oil. Then, mix all the ingredients so they combine. Then, transfer the liquid in spray bottles and use it around your home.
Acne, pimples, and inflammation of the skin
Add a few drops of wild oregano oil into a liquid soap or face tonic. Wash your face with it and make sure that the prepared liquid does not come into contact with your eyes. Then, add wild oregano oil to edible oil, in a ratio of 4: 1, and apply this mixture of oils directly to acne, pimples or a part of the skin under the inflammation. Do not rub the skin, but apply it with a soft motion.
You can repeat this procedure 1 to 2 times a day, preferably in the morning and in the evening before bedtime.
Note: Children up to 3 years of age, pregnant and nursing women should not use this oil. Oregano oil is very strong oil, so before taking it internally you should consult your doctor. When applied topically, you should test it on a small area and see how your skin reacts.