The Wonders of Oil of Oregano :)

ImageI am just beginning to learn about Oil of Oregano (no this isn’t your mama’s pizza/spaghetti oregano). This is wild medicinal oregano from the Mediterranean. I first read about it in Heather VanVorous’ Book, “IBS the first year” page 169. The product I bought is from N. American Herb & Spice. I should have bought it from Amazon. I paid too much for my bottle 😦

This tiny little bottle of oil packs a major punch! It seems to be a wonder drug, you just cannot use it on an on-going basis. I’m finding information that 6 weeks may be the max before you take a break. It has healed people’s sinus infections, calmed their tummy troubles, helped with skin conditions AND they brush their teeth with it!

Here are a few places to get information:

WebMD: Oregano overview
“Oregano is used for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, croup and bronchitis. It is also used for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders such as heartburn and bloating. Other uses include treating menstrual cramps, rheumatoid arthritis, urinary tract disorders…headaches and heart conditions. There’s a lot more, you’ll just have to read it for yourself πŸ™‚ Read more…

WikiHow:Β  How to Get Health Benefits from Oregano OilThere is some scientific research that suggests anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties of oregano oil. Even though reliable human trials are still lacking, oregano oil has considerable anecdotal support for its healing properties. Read more…

Natural News: Oil of Oregano: A Powerhouse for the Alternative Medicine Cabinet
Oregano is nature’s antibiotic. It may be one reason why people who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to live longer and healthier lives. The wild oregano plant has been shown to kill unwanted bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites and viruses. It’s a powerful antihistamine. New research is finding that oil of oregano is as effective against colitis as prescription drugs without the harmful side effects. Read more…

Amazon: N. American Herb & Spice
I chose this oreganol because this is what I bought. The man at the health food store said it is one of the best and is very pure and strong. Who am I to argue? This company even claims it on their web site – “We use only the purest, highest quality ingredients in our Oregano oil products. This is the true wild oregano P73. Oreganol P73 is a blend of edible species of wild oregano grown on natural, mineral-rich soil from the Mediterranean.” Read more…
They also have several other products using wild oregano oil πŸ™‚
No, I do not have stock in this company. I just trust it.

Let’s hear from several Amazon reviewers about Oil of Oregano…
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EVE GRANGER: I had a persistent cold and ear ache for some time, and when it got to the point that I could barely hear, I went to the Whole Body department of Whole Foods and asked them to help me. They told me to buy this Oreganol, but the .45 oz bottle cost $25, and I told them no way. Well, they gave me a free sample (always a good sign), and this stuff drained my ears and sinuses about five minutes after dosage (I did buy the product). It works fantastically. It tastes like, well, a super-concentrated dose of oregano, which is not very delicious at all.
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MJP: I have spent the last 20+ years in a congested stupor. I’ve been on antibiotics, steroids, allergy meds, cold meds. I’ve used Netti pots, salene spray, and have done 5 years of allergy shots. I’ve tried everything. If anyone around me had a cold, I would catch it and then follow it up with a sinus infection. About a month ago I stumbled onto Oil of Oregano. After reading all the positive reviews I figured I had nothing to lose, so I ordered the .45 oz bottle and started taking 2 drops under my tongue each day. After about a week I was able to sleep through the night….
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C ADAMS:Β  This product is ok…..just ok but it is not as strong as Source Naturals Oil of Oregano which I found to be much more effective in helping me fight off colds and other troublesome winter ailments. If you have never used Oil of Oregano, I don’t think you will be disappointed but I would definitely recommend the Oil of Oregano by Source Naturals over this brand.
Β  SEE, I’m an equal opportunity reviewer!
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WATERS: This is the nuclear bomb in the natural treatment arsenal. This isn’t some kind of psychic magic crystal voodoo snake oil fairy dust junk too many “natural” people believe in thereby encouraging the equally silly wholesale rejection of real, effective natural treatment approaches.
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ME: First, I’m having trouble finding reviews from people who have GI problems, so, me, myself & I have used it for GI problems. My stomach was spasming, bloating, gas, you name it…i started taking the oil of oregano; just 2 drops under my tongue once a day. I have to admit, I’m no longer having GI problems! My husband and daughter-in-law are getting sick from a cold. My husband thought the oil was “VOODOO” medicine and didn’t want to try it. He called the dr. for antibiotics. For various reasons, he couldn’t get the antibiotics so he had to rely on the oil. I heard him say yesterday when I asked him about getting the antibiotics, “I don’t need them!” I asked him to repeat that statement, just to rub it in. My bad πŸ™‚

Certainly, don’t buy at least this brand, at the store. You’ll pay $10 more than on Amazon. As far as dosing, there are a lot of theories. I’m thinking, you just have to decide for yourself. If it’s just a nasty headache or GI problems, I believe the 2 drops under the tongue will do it. If not increase to twice a day. If you are warding off a cold or flu, maybe want to do 3x a day. If you have a BAD whatever, then use more.

DO NOT use the oil undiluted. Not in your mouth, not on your skin. I believe the oil comes in gel caps. My stomach is way too sensitive, so I’ll stick with the drops. You can find how to make it safe to use on your skin by googling. Most places say to put it in olive oil.

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    Sep 16, 2013 @ 11:59:09

    Thanks for finally talking about >The Wonders of Oil of Oregano πŸ™‚
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